January 15, 2014
THE MEDIEVAL portable altar of Eilbertus a part of the Welfenschatz, is displayed Jan. 9 at the Bode Museum in Berlin. One of Germany’s most precious collections of medieval Christian art is at the center of a complicated ownership dispute between the foundation that oversees the Berlin museums and the heirs of Jewish art dealers who claim their ancestors had to sell the objects to the Nazis under pressure in 1935.
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Treasure trove was acquired by Nazis after forced sales