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German Agency Will Face U.S. Suit Over $250 Million in Nazi Art

June 18, 2019, 6:06 PM

Heirs to members of a consortium of German art dealers who lost their art collections to the Nazis at the beginning of the Holocaust will have their challenge to ownership of the rare pieces heard in the U.S.

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit June 18 decided not to review a panel opinion in the case. The panel said that although U.S. courts don’t have jurisdiction over Germany under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the German art agency that currently holds the $250 million in art is subject to the suit under the commercial ...