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Jewish group urges publication of latest 'Nazi art trove'

Published on Feb 14, 2014 7:51 AM

BERLIN (AFP) - Jewish advocates called on Thursday for the publication of newly found artworks at the Austrian home of an elderly German recluse whose main collection is suspected to include Nazi-looted works.

Aside from 1,400 paintings and drawings found in the Munich apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, another 60 pieces including works by Monet, Manet and Renoir surfaced in Salzburg, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

A list of the latest batch of masterpieces in Gurlitt's possession "must be made public", in an effort to find the rightful owners or their heirs, the Claims Conference said in a statement.

"The prerequisite for any restitution is the publication. Otherwise survivors and their families cannot register claims," the Holocaust restitution organisation added.

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