German museums return five Nazi-looted artworks to heirs of Jewish banker
July 22, 2022
(JNS) - Several German museums have handed over five artworks to the heirs of a Jewish banker who was forced to sell them when he faced persecution by the Nazis during World War II.
The Nazi-looted pieces of art were returned to the family of Carl Heumann on Monday,¬†announced¬†the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, also known as Stiftung Preu√üischer Kulturbesitz. They include Albert Emil Kirchner's¬†"Fischerweide"¬†(1854) from the Lenbachhaus in Munich; Jakob Gensler's¬†"Girl with Parrot"¬†(1840) from the Dresden State Art Collections; and two watercolors by Peter Fendi titled "Cathol...