New Tool In The Fight To Return Looted Art

A Vienna-based restitution organization has unveiled a massive database listing thousands of art objects which may have been looted from Austria by marauding Nazi soldiers during World War II. “The items are now in museums and collections owned by the Austrian government or the city of Vienna. The origin of most are still in question, and it remains to be determined if they were in fact looted… The fund is required by law to auction off items for which no owners or heirs are found and distribute the proceeds to Nazi victims. No deadline has yet been set for processing claims.”