web analytics
November 29, 2015 / 17 Kislev, 5776
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post

Court Allows Jewish Family to Pursue Nazi-Looted Painting

JewishPress Logo

A Jewish family may proceed with its legal battle to recover a valuable painting surrendered to the Nazis following a ruling by a U.S. appeals court on lost artwork.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Monday reinstated a California law allowing lawsuits to recover artwork lost as long as 100 years ago.

The heirs of German businessman Julius Cassirer are embroiled in a more than a decade-long effort to recover the 1897 painting “Rue St.-Honore, Apres-Midi, Effet de Pluie” by Camille Pissarro and purchased by Cassirer the following year.

Cassirer’s son Fritz and his wife, Lilly, inherited the French Impressionist painting and gave it to the German government in exchange for visas to leave the country in 1939. Lilly Cassirer accepted some $13,000 in restitution for the artwork from Germany in the 1950s.

In 2000, Cassirer’s grandson Claude learned that the painting, now worth about $20 million, was hanging in a palace museum after changing hands several times and landing in the collection of a German baron, Hans-Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Claude Cassirer filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court against the Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation seeking the return of the painting. Since his death, his grandchildren David and Ava Cassirer, and the United Jewish Federation of San Diego County have continued the suit, according to the Courthouse News.

About the Author:

If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

3 Responses to “Court Allows Jewish Family to Pursue Nazi-Looted Painting”

  1. Bibby Samara Faleckie Gordon says:

    fabulous! go get the painting!

  2. Adam Michael Birkbeck says:

    I hope they get it back. It doesn't belong in German hands.

  3. The grandkids deserve to get it back. I hope they win.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
"Relax, it's just an ugly reality,"  writes former adviser to the Palestinian Authority.
Ex-Adviser to Palestinian Authority says ‘Accept ISIS as Ugly Reality’

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/court-allows-jewish-family-to-pursue-nazi-looted-painting/2013/12/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: