Art Collector Can Keep Holocaust Victim's Drawing

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 8:34 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled last week that an art collector can keep a drawing by Austrian painter Egon Schiele once owned by a Holocaust victim because relatives of the victim had failed to pursue stolen property claims for decades.

In an order filed Aug. 17, U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III said the claims of relatives of Austrian Jewish cabaret artist Fritz Grunbaum, who was the artwork's original owner and who died at the Dachau concentration camp in 1941, were barred by the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Bakalar v. Vavra et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


William H. Pauley, III

Date Filed

March 21, 2005

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