Medieval Treasure, Nazi Pressure: Germany Struggles to Keep up with Demands of its Past
February 17, 2021
Nicholas O'Donnell was quoted in the article, "Medieval Treasure, Nazi Pressure: Germany Struggles to Keep up with Demands of its Past," which was published on February 17, 2021 by NBC News.
The article covers the ongoing frustrations of Jewish familes seeking to reclaim Nazi-looted property and art. Among these heirs are Nick's clients in the Guelph Treasure case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in December 2020. Nick discusses his clients' disappointment with the German government and German restitution system's handling of these types of cases, stating: "The commission has dealt with a mere 18 cases since its creation in 2003. Compared to Austria, the light caseload reflects Germany’s 'ad-hoc' approach."