Media Coverage - Guelph Lawsuit

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February 24, 2015

The descendants of Jewish art dealers are seeking the return of a medieval art collection they say was sold under pressure to Nazi officials. The collection was given to Adolf Hitler as a birthday present in 1935 and it is now housed in a Berlin art museum and considered a cultural treasure.

The lawsuit is being filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. because Germany is not recognizing the descendants' ownership of the art. Nicholas M. O’Donnell is the lead attorney on the lawsuit. This is the first time U.S. Courts have been asked to intervene in Germany's refusal to recognize the claimants' ownership of these works, known as The Guelph Treasure. The collection, housed in the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts) in Berlin, is widely regarded to be worth more than $250 million according to expert testimony in court documents.

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