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

The Boston Globe
July 15, 2015

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.