Restitutions and Case News :

1 December 2016: Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK) returns sculpture 'Susanna' by Reinhold Begas to the heirs of Felicia Lachmann-Mosse

The Mosse art collection was seized by the Nazis after the family fled Germany to France in 1933 and sold at the Rudolf Lepke and Union auction houses in 1934.

In 2015 the Berlin museums returned eight works of art to the Mosse family following research identifying them as Jewish losses, but the sculpture was only identified by the Mosse heirs.

The sculpture will initially remain on loan to the Berlin State Museums where it is currently on display at the Alte Nationalgalerie.

A major goal of the Mosse restitution project is the promotion of German-American and German-Jewish relations.

To read the SPK's press release, click here.