By Cnaan Liphshiz

The Dutch Restitution Committee is currently processing a claim for 227 paintings that belonged to a Jewish art dealer who fled Holland in World War II, committee officials told Haaretz yesterday. But some of the dealer’s relatives said they fear the case will spark anti-Semitism.

The claim, which the Dutch media have termed “the Katz monster claim,” is among the largest the Dutch government has ever received from a single party. The claimant is Sybilla Goldstein-Katz, youngest daughter of Dieren-based art dealer Nathan Katz. Goldstein-Katz currently lives in the United States.