Swiss want clearer picture of looted Nazi art





After works of art plundered by the Nazis ended up in Switzerland, a report commissioned by the government says more needs to be done to trace the origins of these objects.

The report, published this week by the Federal Culture Office, said access to the results of provenance research and to relevant archives must be simplified.

“There’s a need to improve information and awareness at all levels in public and private museums,” Benno Widmer, head of the contact bureau on looted art at the Federal Culture Office, told swissinfo.ch.

“Provenance research must also be intensified.”...

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