Seminar to Discuss Difficult Issues of Ownership and Restitution

at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

New York, NY— Press is invited to attend Looted Assets: The Fate of Jewish Property Before and After the Holocaust, a fascinating seminar for teachers in Jewish schools at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This program, which takes place on Sunday, March 30 from 1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., will feature legal experts, journalists, and art experts who will shed new light on the ongoing issues surrounding the return of art, Judaica, and money to Holocaust victims and their descendants.

Dr. Paul Radensky, Museum Educator for Jewish Schools, says, “This is a very complex and important topic that is in the news often. Therefore, the Museum wants to help give teachers the knowledge they need to answer tough questions about the complicated journeys objects have taken since World War II and the moral questions these assets pose for their current owners.”

About the Speakers

Featured speakers include University of Pennsylvania professor and Kean University’s scholar in residence Professor Harry Reicher who will discuss Aryanization of Jewish Property; Professor Vivian Mann who will talk about looted Judaica; Journalist Marilyn Henry who will offer insight into the origins and the history of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany; and Lucian Simmons of Sothebys who will make remarks about looted fine art.

This seminar is made possible, in part, by a generous gift from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education.

WHAT: Looted Assets: The Fate of Jewish Property Before and After the Holocaust

WHERE: Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280

WHEN: Sunday, March 30
1:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

COST: Free for teachers and press