THIS IS EVIDENCE OF HOW SERIOUSLY GERMANY IS IN IT’S COMMITTMENT TO RESTITUTE NAZI LOOTED ART??????? CAN THERE BE ANY MORE BACKWARDS THINKING? AFTER ALL, THIS ART IS THE FOUNDATION OF ONE OF GERMANY’S BIGGEST COLLECTIONS. SOUNDS LIKE THE SAME THINKING HITLER HADBERLIN — A medieval ecclesiastical treasure acquired by the Prussian state in 1935 and later presented by HermannGöring to Hitler as a “surprise gift” was legally purchased from a consortium of Jewish art dealers, whose heirs have no rightful claim at restitution, a panel convened by the German government said Thursday.The panel recommended that the 42 jewel-encrusted, intricately wrought silver and gold crucifixes, altars and other relics of the Guelph Treasure should remain in the possession of the state-run foundation, Stiftung Preussische Kulturbesitz, that oversees several museums in Berlin. The treasure, estimated to be worth between $248 million and $276 million is on display at the Bode Museumin Berlin and is considered one of the main attractions in the foundation’s collection.
The decision by the panel was expected to be seen as indicative of how seriously Germany is taking its commitment to come to terms with restitution of art works stolen or purchased under duress by the Nazis.