Genealogy in the News: A reporter tracks descendants to return art taken by Nazis

A very interesting article with a focus on genealogy appeared in the New York Times recently.  It details the search of a reporter, Doreen Carvajal, to find the next of kin of the owners of art stolen by the Nazis which is now in French museums.  Her quest in tracking the families separated by war, generations, and language is hindered by the fact that most have no idea that they are the heirs, or that the works of art even existed, or were ever owned by their families.  There are still more than 2,000 unclaimed works of art held by French museums.

To read the full article, click here.

To see the paintings and read more about them, click here.


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