Friday, August 9, 2019

Stolen Vases Returned

Most of the art stolen by the Nazis and the Communists will never be returned, but when it does happen, it is like a miracle. From Fox News:
Two stunning vases stolen by the Nazis 80 years ago were returned to the heirs of their original owners at a ceremony in Berlin Thursday after a joint effort by the American embassy and an FBI art crime team. 
The vases, which the FBI said were worth about $120,000 today, belonged to the family of Harry Fuld, a German Jew who founded the first modern telephone system in the country, the Frankfurt-based H. Fuld & Co. Telefon und Telegraphenwerke AG. 
“Finding ways to bring small measures of justice to the victims of the Holocaust and their families, even after so many years of injustice, is a priority of the Trump Administration," Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, told Fox News on Saturday. "From the very beginning, President Trump instructed his team to be aggressive in this work. Returning these Nazi stolen works of art to their owners’ families was a group effort by the team at the US Embassy in Berlin, the FBI, German private citizens and many others.” 
He continued: “We hope this one success story will encourage others to keep researching and pushing auction houses and governments to return the thousands of other Nazi stolen items on the market to their rightful owners.” (Read more.)

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