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Swiss under pressure over art that Jews were forced to sell

THE ART NEWSPAPER | Catherine Hickley:

Pressure is growing on Swiss museums to accept that works of art sold by Jewish refugees to help them escape from the Nazis were forced sales, and that the works should therefore be returned to their heirs. Speaking in Zurich last month, Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, proposed a plan of action, which he described as “long overdue”… Read more

Image: Curt Glaser sold his Munch painting, which was trapped in Berlin, for a “ridiculously low” price to the Zurich Kunsthaus during the Second World War. Photo: Ludwig Boedecker/ullstein bild via Getty Images

2018-10-23T18:05:45+00:00