Jewish heirs sue Germany over art treasure ‘forcibly sold’ in Nazi era

BERLIN — The heirs of Holocaust-era Jewish art dealers say they have filed a lawsuit in the US suing Germany and a German museum for the return of a medieval treasure trove worth an estimated $226 million, which they claim their ancestors sold under Nazi pressure.

The suit, which attorneys said was filed late Monday in the US District Court in Washington DC, is the latest salvo in a long-running campaign by the heirs for return of the so-called Welfenschatz, or Guelph Treasure



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