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State Dept. Statement on Holocaust-Era Looted Art

Postby phdnm » 6 years 9 months ago (Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:07 am)

Museums are warned! the "hunting" continues!

State Dept. Statement on Holocaust-Era Looted Art

We received the following press statement from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton:

This month we commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the Inter-Allied Declaration against Acts of Dispossession Committed in Territories under Enemy Occupation and Control, known as the London Declaration of January 5, 1943.

Beginning with the London Declaration, the United States implemented a policy of returning Nazi-confiscated art, including art taken through forced and coerced transfers, to its countries of origin, with the expectation that the art would be returned to its lawful owners.

Under U.S. leadership, the international community has endorsed these principles as well. In the 1998 Washington Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art and the Terezin Declaration of the 2009 Prague Conference on Holocaust Assets, more than forty countries joined the United States in agreeing that their respective legal systems or alternative dispute resolution processes should facilitate just and fair solutions for art that was taken by the Nazis and their collaborators.

In reaffirming these commitments, the Department of State expresses no view on any issue currently in litigation. U.S. policy will continue to support the fair and just resolution of claims involving Nazi-confiscated art, in light of the provenance and rightful ownership of each particular work, while also respecting the bona fide internal restitution proceedings of foreign governments.


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Re: State Dept. Statement on Holocaust-Era Looted Art

Postby phdnm » 3 years 1 month ago (Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:28 pm)

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Cornyn, Cruz, Blumenthal, Schumer Bill to Help Recover Nazi-Confiscated Art Passes Judiciary Committee


September 15, 2016

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act (HEAR) which was introduced by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). The HEAR Act will help facilitate the return of artwork lost to Nazis during the Holocaust to their rightful owners or heirs, and will ensure that American law encourages the resolution of claims on Nazi-confiscated art on the merits, in a fair and just manner. Doing so is consistent with long-standing U.S. foreign policy, as demonstrated in the 1998 Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art and the 2009 Terezin Declaration.

“Nothing will make up for the terror and pain suffered by the victims during such a dark and horrific time in history,” said Sen. Cornyn. “For the families of those who lost everything at the hands of the Nazis, hopefully today serves as an important and symbolic step to reclaiming not just artwork, but familial legacy.”

"Although more than 70 years have passed since the Holocaust, it is never too late to do the right thing. The quest to reunite the families of Holocaust victims with their stolen heritage is ultimately a quest to help them reclaim a tangible link to a happier time in their family’s history—a time before the darkness of the Holocaust. That is far more valuable than whatever economic value the works of art or cultural artifacts might have today. Indeed, that is priceless,” said Sen. Cruz. “The HEAR act sends a clear signal that we continue to reject every noxious vestige of the Nazi regime. I appreciate the leadership of Sens. Cornyn, Schumer, and Blumenthal on this issue and am looking forward to continuing to work with all my colleagues in Congress to pass it into law."

“Decades after the Holocaust, families of victims and survivors alike are still seeking their belongings that were stripped away from them. While we can never right the wrongs of the Holocaust, it is our moral duty to help those survivors and their families achieve what justice can be found. This legislation is a drop of justice in what was an ocean of injustice – but it is our duty as legislators to give these families the opportunity to have their day in court,” said Sen. Schumer.

“The theft of art by the Nazi regime was more than a pilfering of property—it was an act of inhumanity,” Sen. Blumenthal said. “Today’s action brings us one step closer to providing simple justice to families whose cherished art was brazenly stolen by the Nazis. It is long past time to return the ill-gotten gains of one of history’s vilest villains.”


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Re: State Dept. Statement on Holocaust-Era Looted Art

Postby Hannover » 3 years 1 month ago (Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:17 am)

Schumer, Blumenthal?

As slimy a duo of Zionist shysters anyone will ever see.

The problem is:

German taskforce: only 5 of 1,500 artworks were 'looted'
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10328

So why don't we hear about the great works of art that were truly looted out of Germany by the Allies?

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Re: State Dept. Statement on Holocaust-Era Looted Art

Postby madhatter » 3 years 1 month ago (Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:21 am)

“From the standpoint of the family whose artwork it was, this doesn’t make sense,” he said. “If the artwork by Zak were at a French or German museum there would be hell to pay.”

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Re: State Dept. Statement on Holocaust-Era Looted Art

Postby Hektor » 3 years 1 month ago (Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:01 pm)

I assume this only deals with Art pieces only taken by the Germans. The stuff stolen, confiscated, expropriated, plundered or looted by Allied Staff, Soldiers or institutions will not be touched upon. How convenient, if you can demonize the enemy with a "Holocaust". That way the spot lite isn't on your own wrong doing. .... I'm just thinking right now: "Stop the thief" cried in the shopping mall.


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