Art Collector Gurlitt Left Notarized Will, Munich Court Says

Bloomberg 7 May 2014
By Karin Matussek

Cornelius Gurlitt, the German art collector who for decades kept a secret trove of masterpieces before agreeing to return works that once belonged to Jews under the Nazi regime, left a notarized will, a German court said.

The Munich Local Court will now review the will to determine who inherits Gurlitt’s estate, court spokeswoman Monika Andress said in an e-mailed statement today. The proceedings are confidential and the court won’t disclose the identity of any beneficiary, she said.

Gurlitt died yesterday at the age of 81.
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