more art stolen by Nazis found and returned to owners' family

An art collector, Gentili, died in 1940. Because he was Jewish, the Vichy government later confiscated and sold his art collection. Since 1997 his heirs have tried to recover the art collection. 5 paintings were found in the Louve. An additional painting was bought by another museum in 1998. A Christie's employee realized the last painting was probably stolen. Did you realize that Homeland Security is involved in the repatriation of stolen works of art? How cool. They have helped repatriate nearly 2500 piece of art since 2007 in 23 countries. For more see the BBCNews article from April 19 at


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