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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, February 23

Nazi-Looted Art: A Time Of Reckoning?

Anne Webber
The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger
Chair: Hannah Rothschild

The discovery of a huge cache of Nazi-plundered paintings in a Munich flat brings hope that thousands of other looted artworks may be found. The revelation has focused worldwide attention on the German authorities and their and others' moral and legal equivocations. Anne Webber, Co-Chair of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, and Lord Neuberger, President of Britain's Supreme Court, discuss provenance, restitution and the continuing quest for justice with Hannah Rothschild.

The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger is President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. He was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2004; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (a 'Law Lord') in 2007 and Master of the Rolls from 2009 to 2012. He has been Chair of the Spoliation Advisory Committee since 1999.

Anne Webber is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe (CLAE), the expert, non-profit, representative body which negotiates restitution policies and procedures internationally, and acts on behalf of families and institutions worldwide to research, identify and recover looted cultural property. CLAE has been instrumental in achieving the restitution of over 3,500 Nazi-looted objects to their rightful owners since it was set up in 1999.

Hannah Rothschild is a writer, filmmaker and a company director. Her documentary feature films have been shown at international festivals and on the BBC, PBS and HBO. She writes for newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Bazaar. Her biography The Baroness was published in the UK by Virago and the United States by Knopf and in other territories. She also serves on the boards of various philanthropic trusts and museums including The National Gallery, Tate and Waddesdon Manor.

Sponsored by Dr Naim Dangoor CBE Founder of The Exilarch's Foundation.

To buy books featured in this event please click hereTen per cent of all sale proceeds will go to Jewish Book Week, supporting the festival for future years.

This event is now sold out, but you may be interested in a further event on Wednesday 26 February when Anne Webber will introduce a documentary film she produced, "Making a Killing", that helped draw world attention to Nazi-looted art. 


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