Cornelius Gurlitt, the art collector who for decades hoarded hundreds of works in his Munich apartment and in a house in Salzburg, has instructed his court-appointed adviser to hand back items looted from Jewish owners.
Former Tyco International Ltd. Chief Executive Officer L. Dennis Kozlowski said he was “completely responsible” for the crimes that led to his 2005 conviction for looting the company -- even though he initially believed he hadn’t done anything wrong.
A German government panel said a museum in Cologne should return a portrait by Oskar Kokoschka valued at 3 million euros ($3.9 million) to the heirs of Alfred Flechtheim, a Jewish art dealer persecuted by the Nazis.
A list of art compiled by U.S. troops in 1950 may help Jewish heirs identify works looted by the Nazis that wound up in a squalid Munich apartment, researchers from the Holocaust Art Restitution Project said.
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.