Gurlitt Circus – Germany and Israel Teaming Up to Return Stolen Loot

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The search for Jewish-owned art looted by the Nazis during World War Two continues with a joint effort between Germany and Israel.
The two countries will be conducting joint research in museums in order to determine the original owners of works looted by Nazis, following an agreement signed on Sunday. The agreement was made between Israeli culture ministry director general Orly Froman and German culture minister Monika Gruetters. It states that joint databases will be created along with training of art experts in the two countries. “The cooperation between German and Israeli institutions on provenance research of Nazi-confiscated art and Judaica is a great vote of confidence,” Gruetters said.
A statement from the Israeli cultureministerLimorLivnat adds that the ongoing cooperation between the two countries includes two Israeli curators in a German committee that is presently dealing with around 1,300 pieces of art, including alleged Nazi loot, found in the Munich flat ofCorneliusGurlitt.
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