Germany Refuses to Make Info About Nazi-Looted Art Public

Don't want to be inundated with false claims of ownership, they say


Jewish groups in Germany are demanding authorities locate the owners of a valuable cache of artwork, including pieces by Pablo Picasso and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, found in a Munich apartment and believed to have been seized during the Nazi reign.

"Transparency and a swift procedure are important here," Dieter Graumann, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, told German regional newspaper the Passauer Neue Presse.

"We are talking about the stolen inheritance of Jewish collectors, who could now experience delayed justice in (getting) belongings of their families … returned to their rightful owners," Graumann said.