Heirs Of Holocaust Victim Push 2nd Circ. To 'Return' Drawing

By Richard Vanderford (September 6, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT) -- The heirs of a Jewish man murdered in the Holocaust pressed the Second Circuit on Thursday to force an art collector to hand over an Egon Schiele drawing they say belongs to their family, arguing that the artwork was looted by Nazis and still belongs to them.

A lawyer for the heirs of Fritz Grunbaum, an Austrian cabaret artist who died at Dachau concentration camp, asked the appeals court at oral arguments to overturn a decision that affirmed that art collector David Bakalar owns a work by Schiele, a major painter in the early 20th century.

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