A German agency may be subject to a suit in the U.S. concerning the ownership of rare art that fell into the hands of Nazis at the beginning of the Holocaust, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said July 10.
But Germany itself is immune from the suit, the opinion by Judge David S. Tatel said.
A consortium of Jewish art dealers purchased the collection in 1929. In 1935, after being persecuted by the Nazis, the consortium sold them the collection at a greatly reduced price.
Heirs of consortium members seek to either recover the ...