Tag Archive: Restitution

Panel Discussion: Restitution of Nazi-looted Art – Latest Developments

Anselm Feuerbach - Head of A Girl

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 6:30pm Leo Baeck Institute and the American Council on Germany present a panel featuring three experts that represent a wide-range of domestic and international interests in connection with the recovery of Nazi-looted art.

“Auktion 392″ – Reclaiming the Galerie Stern

Nicolas Neufchatel, Portrait of Jan van Eversdyck, 1580

In September 1937, the Düsseldorf gallerist Max Stern 1937 was ordred by the Nazi government to auction off the inventory of his Gallerie Stern. That November, Kunsthaus Lempertz in Cologne, sold the inventory of the Galerie Stern. The paintings went on the block by their lot number, “Auktion 392,” and the search for many of the lost treasures continues today.

Nahum Goldmann, Statesman without a State

Nahum Goldmann

Together with Chaim Waizmann and David Ben-Gurion, Goldmann helped create Israel, but never thought that a Jewish state was the answer for all Jews. Rather, Goldmann believed there must be vibrant Jewish organizations throughout the Diaspora and helped found the World Jewish Congress and the Conference of Jewish Organizations.