Croatia returns looted art to the descendant of a Holocaust victim

Three Croatian museums returned pieces to Andy Reichsman, who continued his late aunt’s decades-long struggle to reclaim works stolen by the Nazi-allied regime.

The move marks the end of a 70-year struggle by the descendants of Dane Reichsmann, who was a wealthy owner of a department store in the country’s capital Zagreb before the Nazi-led genocide and was deported and murdered at Auschwitz along with his wife.

The artworks returned include paintings by André Derain, “Still Life With a Bottle,” and Maurice de Vlaminick’s “Landscape by the Water,” which were held by the National Museum of Modern Art, and lithographs from the Croatian Academy of Sciences and lithos by Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne and Pierre Bonnard.


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