The Seattle Times

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Berlin museums, Jewish heirs in dispute over art

A medieval reliquary bust of St. Blaise, of the Welfenschatz, is displayed at the Bode Museum in Berlin. One of Germany's most precious collections of medieval Christian art is at the center of a complicated ownership dispute between the foundation that oversees the Berlin museums and the heirs of Jewish art dealers who claim their ancestors had to sell the objects to the Nazis under pressure in 1935.