Stolen Holocaust art database launched





A new online database lets Holocaust survivors and their relatives search details of more than 20,000 artworks stolen from Jews during World War II.

The database of works stolen from occupied France and Belgium between 1940 and 1944 includes Monet paintings.

It is a joint project of the Conference of Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Art collectors, galleries and museums can also make use of the free service.

Hundreds of thousands of artworks were seized by Germany's forces during World War II.

The Nazis often photographed their spoils and meticulously catalogued them on typewritten index cards....


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