Recovering Nazi-Looted Art

Recovering Nazi-Looted Art

Kojo explores how the discovery of 1,500 artworks missing since the Nazi era fits into the decades-long effort to recover lost and looted art in Europe.

This week the German government announced it had recovered a hoard of 1,500 artworks that had been missing since 1939. The discovery, which includes works by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Albrecht Durer, marks an astonishing development for many families and institutions still seeking to recover lost and looted art from the Nazi era. Kojo explores the ramifications the discovery has in Europe, as well as the political and personal obstacles that remain for those hoping to recover lost art.

Guests

David Lewis

Founder and Co-Chair, Commission for Looted Art in Europe

Lynn Nicholas

Author, "The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War"

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