A measure to assist the return of cultural property stolen by the Nazis is approved by the French Senate

The French Senate has unanimously approved this Tuesday a bill to restore the cultural property looted from the Jews between January 30, 1933 and May 8, 1945 by Nazi Germany and the Vichy regime. Continue Reading>>>>

The bill, approved in first reading, will now go to a vote in the National Assembly and seeks to simplify the procedure to restore cultural assets -such as books, paintings and works of art- that were looted between 1933 and 1945.

According to data collected by the French Ministry of Culture, nearly 100,000 works of art and around five million books were looted, stolen, expropriated or confiscated during Nazi Germany. In contrast, a total of 60,000 works were recovered and returned to France. Continue Reading>>>>

The French Ministry of Culture created in 2019 the Mission for the Investigation and Restitution of Cultural Assets looted between 1933 and 1945 to clarify cultural assets of dubious origin held by public institutions.

The Minister of Culture, Rima Abdul Malak, announced last April that this initiative would be expanded with the creation of a law to “facilitate and speed up” justice, as well as the path of reparation for families whose assets were looted.

 

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