Bloomberg Law
Dec. 7, 2020, 9:50 AMUpdated: Dec. 7, 2020, 9:40 PM

Jewish-Owned Art Sold in Nazi Era at Center of SCOTUS Case (2)

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The Supreme Court on Monday will consider whether heirs of Jewish art dealers purportedly made to sell a collection of medieval relics to the Nazis can sue the German government in the U.S. for their return.

The families, including some Americans, claim Nazi leader Hermann Goering forced the dealers to sell the Guelph Treasure in the 1930s for 35% of its value. Goering later presented the collection to Adolf Hitler as a “surprise gift,” the Baltimore Sun reported in 1935. The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK) “maintains that the collection was never given as a gift to Adolf Hitler, as ...

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