Israeli museums to look for heirs of Nazi-looted art

( Representatives of Israeli museums and the Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims’ Assets decided Thursday to begin searching for the rightful owners of Nazi-looted art currently in Israeli museums and return the works to them.

The meeting included, among others, representatives from the Culture Ministry, the Israel Museums Association, the Israel Museum, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Museum of Art, Ein Harod, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, and the Ghetto Fighters’ House museum, Israel Hayom reported.

“Thanks to the different processes undertaken by the Israel Museum, many art works have been returned to their owners since the year 2000,” read a statement from the Israel Museum.

Posted on January 10, 2014 .