Stolen Klimt Worth At Least $27 Million Returned After 70 Years To Jewish Heir

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artwork: Gustav Klimt - Detail of "Litzlberg am Attersee" -  Officials say the precious Klimt painting now in an Austrian museum was seized by the Nazis and must be returned to the heir of its former owner. The painting belongs to Salzburg's modern art museum MdM Salzburg and is estimated to be worth as much as ($44 million). Photo / Museum der Moderne Salzburg.


Vienna – A stolen Gustav Klimt painting worth £26m plus that was confiscated by the Nazis must be returned to the heirs of a Canadian Jewish family. It has been in the collection of a well known Austrian museum (the Museum of Modern Arts in Saltburg) for decades but under restitution laws is set to return to the grandson of its original owner Amalie Redlich, who died in the Holocaust.  Georges Jorisch is an 81 year old man living in Montreal and the only surviving member of the family. The painting will most likely end up at auction at either Sotheby’s or Christie’s.