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Works stolen by the Nazis returned to the beneficiaries of a Jewish collector


RESTORATION – Watercolors and drawings by French artists, which had been stolen by the Nazis in 1940, have been returned to the beneficiaries of their Jewish owner, the Ministry of Culture announced on Wednesday.

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They had been stolen, along with hundreds of other works, in 1425 to Moses Levi de Benzion, an Egyptian Jewish businessman. Four works stolen in France by the Nazis during World War II have been returned to their owners, the Ministry of Culture announced on Wednesday.

This is a watercolor, “Paysage”, by Georges Michel, a drawing by Paul Delaroche entitled “Portrait of a woman” and another drawing, with the same title, by Auguste Hesse, who were in the custody of the Louvre. Then from a watercolor by Jules-Jacques Veyrassat, “Low tide at Grandcamp”, it is kept by the Musée d’Orsay.

Some 2. 169 works “National museums recovery”

Moïse Levi de Benzion had gathered this large collection in his remains in France, where he died during the war in 1940. These four works, like all property looted during World War II and then found and entrusted in France to the care of national museums while awaiting their return, are called “National Museums Recovery” (MNR).

Read also Under the former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, a mission of the Ministry of Culture was created on 16 April 2018 in order to investigate to find the owners or their beneficiaries, before they request it. Until these four new restitutions, 147 works only had been returned since 1943, among some 2. 169 “MNR” works, deposited in a hundred museums and registered in the inventory of “artistic recovery”.

On November 3, the Ministry of Culture presented to the Council of Ministers a bill on the restitution of certain cultural property acquired in the public domain during the Second World War from the beneficiaries of their owner, victims of anti-Semitic persecution. This law has yet to be debated in parliament.

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