Winfried Bausback, Bavaria’s justice minister, is considering changing the German state’s law to make it easier for the federal government to claim a collection of art allegedly seized by the Nazis and hoarded for decades in a Munich apartment block.
Germany’s Social Democrats widened demands on workers’ pay in the last 72 hours of coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc, prompting industry fears that the country’s labor-market rules are being unraveled.
Ekkeheart Gurlitt has little good to say about his cousin Cornelius, who hoarded hundreds of works by artists such as Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall for the past half century. There’s one positive thing, though, that he’ll tell you about the 80-year-old recluse: He saved the art.
Four-thirty, Monday morning, heading back to New York City after a weekend in rural Pennsylvania, and all the passengers in the Cadillac are asleep. It’s dark out and chilly, the car’s tires are cold and the road is narrow and full of twists.