Swiss WWII looted art: progress made, more needs to be done

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Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Switzerland has taken more measures since June 2009 to finding the owners and track the history of ownership—the provenance—of art stolen during the Nazi era, but more needs to be done, a report issued 18 January for the Swiss Federal Council shows. “Museums need to intensify provenance research,” the report notes, […]

Rosa Rein, oldest Swiss woman, dies at 112

Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Rosa Rein, who would have turned 113 in March, has died in a nursing home in canton Ticino. She was Switzerland’s oldest person and, according to wikipedia, one of the 15 oldest “verified” people in the world. When she celebrated her birthday in 2009 she was still able to walk, […]

Man, 90, faces 58 Nazi era murder charges

Adolf Storms, age 90, has been charged with the murder of 58 people in the final days of the second world war, in northern Germany. A court in Duisberg, western Germany, has brought the charges against the man, a former SS member, who is accused of taking a group of forced labourers to the woods […]

US Supreme Court denies alleged Nazi’s stay of deportation

The US Supreme Court refused to get in the way of alleged Nazi death camp guard, John Demjanjuk’s, transfer to Germany where he will be tried for the murder of 29,000 civilians at the Sobibor death camp in occupied Poland in 1943. Demjanjuk, 89, is too ill to make the trip over seas, according to […]