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Decision of the Kammergericht in the case of the Hans Sachs Poster Collection issued 18 February 2010

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On 18 February 2010 the German Appellate Court issued its written judgement that the Hans Sachs poster collection stolen by the Nazis is in fact owned by Sachs's son but that he has no legal remedy to compel its return from the German Historical Museum, Berlin, a state owned museum.  To read the ruling, click here.

To read the press release of the lawyers for Peter Sachs, click here.  The lawyers state:

"The German government has lost much of its moral credibility in dealing with issues related to looted art because of this case. We now have a situation where a German government museum is holding an art collection belonging to the family of a Nazi persecutee only because it physically has possession of the collection ."

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