Art stolen by the Nazis hits close to home

Republican-American 15 December 2013
By Tracey O'Shaughnessy

Southbury woman is key to recovery effort

When she learned that the elusive drawing had shown up, the trail went white hot again for Martha Hinrichsen.

For the last 20 years, the 65-year-old Southbury resident had been searching for art that Nazis had pillaged from her grandfather, Henri Hinrichsen, nearly 75 years ago and now there was this: A drawing once owned by him had surfaced among the largest cache of looted Nazi art ever uncovered.

Martha Hinrichsen said she believes she may finally recover a collection of art taken from her family by the Nazis. Records show the paintings and other works belonged to her Jewish grandfather. Erin Covey / Republican American

To hear the interview with Martha Hinrichsen, click on the link below.
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