France to Return Seven Paintings Looted by Nazis

March 19th, 2013

Miracle de la Saint Eloi by Gaetano Gandolfi San Matteo della Decima, a work looted by Nazi forces and returned to its rightful owners, via The GuardianThe French Government has announced that it will return seven paintings taken from Jewish owners by invading Nazi forces in the early-to-mid 20th Century.  The hand-over is part of new efforts to return stolen works to their rightful owners.  “It’s as much a moral issue as a scientific one.”  Said French culture minister Aurélie Filippetti, who underlined a need for a “proactive search” to return all looted works to their rightful owners.

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