Appeal by Senator Prompts France to Create Task Force For Returning Nazi-Looted Artwork to Rightful Owners

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Author: 
Sara Hefny
Volume: 
29
Issue: 
5
Abstract: 

Following an appeal by Senator Corinne Bouchoux, the French government has initiated a search for the Jewish owners of the 2,000 thousand or so pieces of art that had been looted by the Nazis during World War II. The artwork includes pieces by Monet, Ruben, and Renoir and many can be found on exhibit at the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay in Paris[2].