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Restitution und Prüfprogramm: Worauf es ankommt. Kunstchronik, Heft 12, Dezember 2017

Author

Dr Henning Kahmann

Date

December 2017

Description

A review by Dr Henning Kahmann in the December edition of Kunstchronik of Sheila Heidt's recent book, Restitutionsbegehren bei NS-Raubkunst (details below), in which she argues that it is important for today’s decisions on art restitution if the title to a work of art was lost by persecutees during the Nazi era.

To read the review, click here.

Dr Kahmann asserts the view that the title does not matter a lot. If the ownership of a work was lost due to Nazi persecution German public museums should in principle restitute the work even if they have become the owners of the work and there is no legal recourse to change that. The article also discusses the issue that the German guidelines are only politically but not legally binding.

Sheila Heidt’s book makes clear that it is necessary to discuss which facts and legal questions are – or should be – relevant for (art) historians and lawyers alike when deciding about art restitution claims.

Restitutionsbegehren bei NS-Raubkunst. Praxisleitfaden zur »Handreichung zur Umsetzung der ›Erklärung der Bundesregierung, der Länder und der kommunalen Spitzenverbände zur Auffindung und zur Rückgabe NS-verfolgungsbedingt entzogenen Kulturgutes, insbesondere aus jüdischem Besitz‹« , Sheila Heidt.

Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 2017. 248 S. Broschur (380 g)
ISBN 978-3-428-15027-4
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http://www.duncker-humblot.de/index.php/ruckgabeantrage-bei-ns-raubkunst.html

Source

Kunstchronik, Heft 12, Dezember 2017

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