Another Nazi-stolen painting recovered

AP 20 April 2009

NEW YORK — A 17th century painting, stolen by the Nazis, is being returned to the estate of a Canadian Jewish art dealer.

The work will be returned to the estate of Dr. Max Stern on Tuesday, Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ceremony will be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan.

Details of its recovery will be discussed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. attorney’s office.

The 1632 Dutch Old Master is called “Portrait of a Musician Playing a Bagpipe.”

Stern escaped to England in 1937. He later moved to Montreal and became an art dealer again.

He died in 1987. He left his estate to McGill and Concordia Universities in Montreal and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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