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April 8, 2014 12:19 am

Germany Reaches Deal With Nazi-Stolen-Art Hoarder

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Cornelius Gurlitt on the cover of Der Spiegel Magazine. Photo: Der Spiegel.

New York Times The German government on Monday announced an agreement with Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi-era art dealer, that would pave the way for the possible restitution of art wrongfully taken from Jewish owners and held in his private collection for decades.

Lawyers for Mr. Gurlitt, representatives of the state of Bavaria, and the German federal government agreed that a government-appointed team of international experts had one year in which to investigate the works seized from Mr. Gurlitt’s Munich apartment in 2012.

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