What is the point of Germany's Limbach Commission?

1945 from Süddeutsche Zeitung 29 August 2008
By Stefan Koldehoff

What's the point of the Limbach Commission when German museums refuse to work together on restitution matters, asks Stefan Koldehoff: "Which is why it is high time the Limbach Commission was reformed thoroughly or dissolved entirely, because it was built on false premises. It was a mistake to assume that museums would volunteer to cooperate on clearing matters concerning Nazi- looted art. Ten years after the Washington Conference, this is an area where Germany lies way behind countless other countries, who did not loot but were looted themselves. This means that German museums are still profiting from the Nazis who helped themselves to Jewish collections.

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