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Dutch Stolen Art Committee Dismisses Katz Family’s 188 Claims

By: JTA

A panel of experts advised the Dutch government to return only one painting out of 189 claimed by relatives of a Holocaust-era art collector.

The Advisory Commission on Restitution Requests, Cultural Goods and World War II asserted that descendants of the art collector Nathan Katz and his brother, Benjamin, failed to prove that the brothers had been in possession of some of the 188 paintings they claimed, or that the brothers were pressured by Nazi occupation forces into selling the paintings.

The committee, in a report published Jan. 24, advised the government to return only one painting, “Portrait of a Man with a High Hat,” which is currently on display at the Museum Gouda near Utrecht. The painting is the work of the 17th century Dutch master Ferdinand Bol.

Relatives of the brothers, who have made several claims since 2004 for the return of the artwork, say they owned all 189 paintings. Many of the works, they claimed, were stolen by the Nazis and then came to be in the possession of Dutch authorities.

Nathan Katz died in 1949 and his brother in 1962.

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5 Responses to “Dutch Stolen Art Committee Dismisses Katz Family’s 188 Claims”

  1. Rob Taylor says:

    The bounties of war? I don't know all the circumstances, but It seems that in this case, there is some evidence the paintings are stolen property. If it turns out to be true, then return the paintings – they are not yours.

  2. "The Dutch government has for many years followed an anti-Semitism-promoting immigration policy."

    A quote from an article. Like America, Britain and France it doesn't screen or even demand that immigrants be loyal to their adopted country. Instead they're allowed to bring their fascist jew-hating, infidel hating ideologys with them and allows them to promote these same ideologies with the help of groups like CAIR and most universities.

    People need to read:

    The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America by David Horowitz.
    Ivory Towers On Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America by Martin Kramer.

    Muslim Mafia by Gaubatz and Sperry.
    Because They Hate by Brigitte Gabriel.
    Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives have Penetrated Washington by Paul Sperry.
    American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us by Steven Emerson.
    Stop the Ilamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance by Pamela Geller.
    Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores by Michelle (the hottest woman on the planet) Malkin.

    The Haj by Leon Uris.
    The Source by James Michener.
    “Slavery, Terrorism and Islam” and “Holocaust in Rwanda” by Peter Hammond.
    The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism by Andrew G. Bostom
    The Legacy of Jihad by Andrew G. Bostom MD
    A Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden
    The Book of Jewish Knowledge by Nathan Ausubel.
    The New Moody Atlas of the Bible by Barry J. Beitzel
    The Al Qaeda Reader by Raymond Ibrahim.
    Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law.
    Sahih al-Bukhari (With Sheikh Humaid's article on Jihad).
    The Koran: Pickthall.
    The Quran: Yusuf Ali: Translated by Prof. Syed Vickar Ahmed.
    Holy Qur'an with Commentary: Maulana Muhammad Ali.
    The Second Message of Islam by Mahmoud Mohamed Taha.
    Vince Flynn's “Term Limits” as a solution to our political problems.

    Taken Into Custody by Stephen Baskerville and The War Against Boys by Christina Hoff Sommers.
    Mean Justice: A true account of a prosecutor's power and betrayel by Edward Humes.
    The Man by Irving Wallace.

  3. Oh yeah, "Justice Not Vengeance" by Somon Wiesenthal. About how Nazi war criminals got away with it thanks to……well, everybody.

  4. This is not the first time they do this in Holland because in Rotterdam , where unfortunately I was born a museum acted like their nose was bleeding and keep stolen Jewish art so everyone thinks here they can follow in their footsteps way not? They got away with it to.So maybe a good thing to give the Jewish children a little monument after all this years to shut everybody's mouth about more things like a bank in Dordrecht practically gave Jewish things they gave them to watch over.
    to get rid of it and I did not hear a word being spoken!

  5. Cesar Lopez says:

    Happy Birthday Rob.

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