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Sotheby’s German, Austrian & Central European Paintings Sale In May

LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Sale of 19th Century European Paintings on Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 will bring together some 163 works by artists from no fewer than 15 countries: among them Spain, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Italy, France, Switzer...

Restituted Work Leads Sotheby’s German, Austrian and Central European Paintings Sale

LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Sale of 19th Century European Paintings on Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 will bring together some 163 works by artists from no fewer than 15 countries: among them Spain, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Italy, France, Switzer...

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com to Digitize Vast Archive for...

WASHINGTON (AP).- Joseph Finkelstein had never seen a photograph of his grandfather. The family had no idea when he died or where he was buried. Finkelstein's father last saw him on April 28, 1945, when they were separated at Mathaussen Concentration ...

Yad Vashem National Holocaust Memorial Starts Collecting Holocaust Items

TEL AVIV (AP).- Lydia Avidan, an elegant 79-year-old widow, walked into a Tel Aviv high school with tears streaking from beneath her tinted sunglasses. She was about to hand over to historians the only mementos she had left from relatives who perished ...

Yad Vashem National Holocaust Memorial Starts Collecting Holocaust Items

TEL AVIV, ISREAL (AP).- Lydia Avidan, an elegant 79-year-old widow, walked into a Tel Aviv high school with tears streaking from beneath her tinted sunglasses. She was about to hand over to historians the only mementos she had left from relatives who p...

Austrian Nazi Victim’s Heir to Get Klimt Painting from Salzburg’s Modern...

VIENNA (AP).- An Austrian museum plans to return a precious Gustav Klimt painting to the heir of its rightful owner after researchers discovered it was confiscated by Nazis during World War II, officials said Thursday. The painting, "Litzlberg am Atte...

Seventy-Two Years After the Nazis Arrived, Restored Renaissance Synagogue to Reopen...

ZAMOSC (AP).- Seventy-two years after the Nazis arrived, the Polish town of Zamosc is getting its synagogue back. One of the most important surviving synagogues in Poland, a Renaissance gem looted by the Nazis and suffering from decades of neglect, is ...

Museum in Poland Acquires a Missing Collection of Composer Frederic Chopin’s...

WARSAW (AP).- A collection of Frederic Chopin's letters telling of the Polish composer's daily life, from giving lessons to the hot chocolate he drank, have gone on display in Warsaw's Chopin museum more than six decades after they went missing. The s...

Experts Debate on Authenticity of Probable Third Known Photograph of Chopin

WARSAW (AP).- Chopin experts are trying to determine whether a photo that has surfaced in Poland is really of the 19th century composer. If authentic, it would be only the third known photograph of Chopin, who lived from 1810-1849. Wladyslaw Zuchowski...

United States Government Returns Stolen Trove of Historic Archive Documents to...

MOSCOW (AP).- A trove of historic archive documents dating back to Catherine the Great that were stolen after the Soviet breakup were returned to Russia by the U.S. on Friday. The 21 documents include decrees issued by historical figures such as Czar ...

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