New UK law for art looted by Nazis.

A proposed new law in the United Kingdom seeks to make it easier for art looted by the Nazis before and during World War II to be returned to its rightful owners or their decedents. In the run up to World War II, invading German forces would loot the collections of Jewish art collectors. In the aftermath, more than a few of these pieces found their way into museums, either because of an inability of their rightful owners to track them down, or because their rightful owners had been killed in the Holocaust.

Spurred by the example Jewish-Czech Arthur Feldman, whose collections was sold for pittance to a UK gallery after the Holocaust, Culture Minister David Lammy is trying to speed through the changes, which would make it a simpler process for families to file claims.

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