US apex court to determine fate of Nazi-looted Pissarro painting

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The painting once belonged to Lilly Cassirer Neubauer, a member of a prominent German Jewish family…reports Asian Lite News

The United States Supreme Court has weighed the fate of a painting by Camille Pissarro looted by the Nazis in 1939 and currently on display at a gallery in Spain, media reported.

The painting is not estimated to be worth around $30 million.

The 19th century painting, “Rue Saint-Honore in the Afternoon. Effect of Rain,” like some other works by the French impressionist, is at the heart of a long legal battle with international ramifications, according to an AFP report.

The painting once belonged to Lilly Cassirer Neubauer, a member of a prominent German Jewish family, it was reported.

Neubauer was forced to hand it over for a pittance to the Nazis in 1939 in exchange for the visa which allowed her to leave Germany.

The Neubauer family lost track of the painting after World War II and accepted compensation of $13,000 from the German government in 1958 but did not waive their rights to the artwork, it was reported.

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