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Jewish group warns of lawsuits over Cornelius Gurlitt art trove
Jewish group warns of lawsuits over Cornelius Gurlitt art trove

An international Jewish group has warned the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland that the museum is opening itself up to an "avalanche" of lawsuits if it goes forward with accepting art from Cornelius Gurlitt, the late collector who hoarded works in his Munich, Germany, apartment. Gurlitt, who died in May, had stashed about 1,200 pieces in his apartment and was suspected of being in possession of art looted by Nazi forces during World War II. The collector bequeathed art from his stash to the Kunstmuseum Bern. In a recent article in the German news magaizne Der Spiegel, World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder warned the museum not to accept the art, saying that...

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