Supreme Court sides with Germany in Nazi-era art dispute

They were seeking to be compensated for property taken from them and their families when they were forced to board trains to concentration camps. courts. courts. The court sent the case back for additional arguments. Germany disagreed and argued that the case did not belong in the American legal system. Supreme Court sides with Germany in Nazi-era art dispute

February 3, 2021 / 11:57 AM
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Who were the real “Monuments Men”? The heirs of the art dealers contended the sale of the works, now said to be worth at least $250 million, was done under pressure. The court ruled unanimously Wednesday in a case involving the 1935 sale of a collection of medieval Christian artwork called the Guelph Treasure. Because of that ruling, the Supreme Court also sent a similar case involving a group of Hungarian Holocaust survivors back to a lower court. 02:56

Washington — The Supreme Court is making it harder for a multimillion-dollar lawsuit involving centuries-old religious artworks obtained by the Nazis from Jewish art dealers to continue in U.S. Markus Schreiber / AP

The justices said the heirs had not at this point shown that federal law allowed them to bring their case in U.S. In this January 9, 2014, file picture the medieval Dome Reliquary of the Guelph Treasure is displayed at the Bode Museum in Berlin. First published on February 3, 2021 / 11:57 AM