The Mystery of the Nazis and the Vanishing ‘Amber Room’ – The Daily Beast

It may be worth $500 million, but the whereabouts of the King of Prussia’s ‘Amber Room,’ bedecked in floor-to-ceiling amber and gold, have remained a mystery since Nazis looted it.

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“Recovered Treasures” Panelists Weigh in on Audience Questions

NYU Skirball Center

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Panelists David Rowland and Lauren Fogle continue the conversation from the recent panel discussion Recovered Treasures: Rescuing Europe’s Stolen Artworks, answering questions from audience participants. This event took place on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Deutsches Haus at New York University. This event was co-produced by The American Friends of Bucerius, Deutsches Haus at New York University, and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. 

Do you see any progress in the way Nazi-looted art is handled in Germany?

David: Yes, the Gurlitt affair has shined a light on this and there is general recognition there that this topic must be treated seriously. But there is still much work to do. A change eliminating the statute of limitations in Nazi-looted art cases would be helpful.

What current laws are in place in the U.S. to help heirs of Jewish art collectors who suspect they may be missing pieces from their…

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