Berlin’s German Historical Museum ordered to return Nazi-seized art to American man

BERLIN (AP).- A Berlin museum must return thousands of rare posters to an American man, part of his Jewish father’s unique collection that had been seized by the Nazis, Germany’s top federal appeals court ruled Friday. The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe confirmed Peter Sachs, 74, was the rightful owner of the posters collected by his father Hans and ruled he is entitled to receive them back from the German Historical Museum. The ruling ended seven years of legal battles over a vast collection dating back to the late 19th century that is now believed to be worth between euro4.5 million and euro16 million ($6 million and $21 million). The court said if the museum kept the posters it would be akin to perpetuating the crimes of the Nazis. “I can’t describe what this means to me on a personal level,” Peter Sachs, who recently moved to Nevada from