A painting – nearly five centuries old and worth millions – that was taken by the Nazis in World War II has been returned to the heirs of its original Jewish owner by U.S. officials.
“Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged By A Rascal” by Italian artist Girolamo de’ Romani was one of 70 items plundered from the collection of Frederico Gentili di Giuseppe, an Italian Jew who had lived in Paris, according to the Reuters article, here.
Also in the news recently, a touching story about a girl who survived the Holocaust and the surprising kindness of her childhood neighbors.
The former neighbor of the Dutch Holocaust survivor traveled to the United States to hand-deliver two sets of china, dishes that her family left behind before they fled to Switzerland. The family instead was led to Auschwitz where the girl’s brothers and parents were killed in a Nazi death camp. Last week, the now-elderly woman celebrated the heirloom’s return serving dinner with the bowls and plates.
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