Gift to Hitler spurs a claim for justice
Federal lawsuit over medieval relics could create a precedent for efforts to recover artworks allegedly sold under duress to the Nazis
Nicholas M. O'Donnell was quoted in an article, "Gift to Hitler spurs a claim for justice," published by The Boston Globe on July 15, 2015. The article discusses a federal lawsuit filed by Mr. O'Donnell earlier this year seeking to force the German government to return a $250 million medieval art collection as restitution for alleged persecution under the Nazi regime. If successful, the case to recover the treasure could establish a precedent in the effort to reclaim art and other cultural items that changed hands during the Third Reich, especially in the area of forced sales.