Silvia Ferreri Geo Magri

Legal creativity in the defense of cultural property. Adventurous recoveries of looted art during the Holocaust



The paper analyzes the topic of the restitution of artworks stolen by the Nazis during the last world war by examining regulatory sources, soft laws and the most significant caselaw. A varied overview emerges, demonstrating that there is a growing awareness among practitioners of the issue of restitution and the need for proper investigations regarding the provenance of the artwork, especially in cases of goods of suspicious origin.


  • Nazi looted art
  • restitution
  • Holocaust
  • art market
  • auction houses
  • Washington principles


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