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Resource ID: #18553
Subject: Art
Source: ARTnews
Date: September



ARTnews reports on artworks looted from Holocaust victims by the Nazis. Many of the pieces ended up in Yugoslavia, after a "Yugoslav art thief forger and probable spy Ante Topic Mimara ... tricked American art restitution officers into turning over 166 artworks to him in 1949 by falsely claiming that the Nazis had stolen them from Yugoslavia." The duped Americans later searched for the artworks, never found them and covered up the incident, the story reveals. ARTnews has located some the pieces in museums in Serbia and Croatia. The investigation includes photographs of the artworks.

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