The 25th Anniversary of the Washington Conference Principles and Where We are on Nazi-Looted Art


Steve and Katie talk with their colleague, Tom Kline, about the Nazi’s program of remaking European culture, the enormous theft and displacement of art that occurred as part of that program, and the efforts of the heirs of Jews displaced during World War II to reclaim art and cultural property. The discussion focuses on the Washington Principles, the updated best practices issued upon their 25th anniversary, and how claims for restitution have changed over this time.

Resources

https://schlaw.com/#/about/thomas-r-kline

https://www.state.gov/washington-conference-principles-on-nazi-confiscated-art/

https://www.state.gov/prague-holocaust-era-assets-conference-terezin-declaration/

https://www.state.gov/25th-anniversary-of-the-washington-principles-on-nazi-confiscated-art-best-practices-and-the-way-forward/


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Music by Chris Thompson. Produced by Jackie Santos.