In a ruling with profound expected consequences for the German-Austria art scene, an appeals court cleared the way Tuesday for the heirs of a Jewish cabaret performer murdered in the Holocaust to recover two paintings from a British collector.20190710 Heirs of Holocaust Victim Prevail in Art-Recovery Case
In a deeply researched opinion that it appears could embolden legal efforts by Jewish heirs to reclaim Nazi-stolen art worldwide, a state appeals court Tuesday ruled that two highly valued early 20th century paintings looted by the Nazis belong to the heirs of the Austrian Jewish entertainer who first collected them.NY Appeals Court Explains Why Nazi-Stolen Paintings Belong With Jewish Collector's Heirs _ New York Law Journal
This film sequence shows the oral hearing on 13 December 2018 at the Court of Appeal in the proceedings “Heirs of Fritz Grünbaum vs. art dealer Richard Nagy”.
Diese Filmsequenz zeigt die mündliche Anhörung vom 13. Dezember 2018 am Appelatilonsgerichtshof im Verfahren „Erben von Fritz Grünbaum gegen Kunsthändler Richard Nagy“
His heirs’ attempts to recover them will be framed by President Obama’s Holocaust Act
6 April 2017|
A dispute in New York over two watercolours by Egon Schiele will revisit the tragic life of their owner in the 1930s, Fritz Grünbaum, a popular Jewish entertainer in Vienna who died a Nazi prisoner in Dachau.
Some also see the case as an early assessment of the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act, which regularised a federal statute of limitations of six years, beginning with the discovery of an object, during which claims can be made for the recovery of Nazi loot in the US. The statute affirms a US interest in the restitution of art stolen during the Nazi era.
Erstinstanzliches Urteil vom 17.8.2011 mit welchem den Erben von Fritz Grünbaum die Eigentümerrechte auf das Bild Egon Schieles: Sitzende mit angezogenem linken Bein (JK 1974) aufgrund untätigem verharren nicht zugesprochen wurden plus Überersetzung ins Deutsche.
Courts decision from 17th of August 2011: Judge Pauley denied the rights of ownership on Egon Schieles: Seated Woman with Bent Left Leg (JK 1974), for the heirs of Fritz Grünbaum out of laches. A translation into German is included.
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