The Return of a Nazi-looted Painting Highlights the Problems with Canada’s Art Restitution Policy
Nick O'Donnell was mentioned in the article, "The Return of a Nazi-looted Painting Highlights the Problems with Canada’s Art Restitution Policy," which was published in The Globe and Mail on January 27, 2021.
The article critiques and calls attention to Canada’s approach to restitution claims and the lack of a concrete policy for how to handle looted art. The author cites Nick O'Donnell's book to help illustrate the issue: "While the answer of what to do with works of art lost under Nazi-duress seems obvious to the layperson – give it back! – the matter is not quite so straightforward. As Holocaust restitution lawyer Nicholas M. O’Donnell explains in his book, A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle over Nazi-Looted Art, cases that often seem straightforward are rarely clear-cut. Facts are regularly intractable, grey, complex and ethically uncertain."