Professor Dr. Curt Glaser heirs sell Jan Van de Velde II painting back to the Rijksmuseum

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AMSTERDAM.- Following the restitution of the Jan Van de Velde II painting A Winter Landscape to the heirs of Professor Dr. Curt Glaser, his heirs have now sold the artwork back to the Rijksmuseum. The agreement follows the restitution of the artwork as recommended by the Dutch Restitutions Committee which found that it had been sold due to Nazi persecution in May 1933 auctions in Berlin. Professor Curt Glaser was the head of the Berlin State Art Library when he was forced from his position in 1933 by a Nazi law forbidding Jews from holding German civil servant positions. In addition, he was also forced out of his state owned apartment in the Prinz Albrecht Strasse in Berlin. After his removal from his apartment the Gestapo established their notorious headquarters in the building where he had lived. Following the loss of his job and his apartment, Glaser was also unable to write for German publications about the German art s