German owners refuse to pay for Holocaust-theft Guarneriusmain
Germany’s ‘advisory commission on Nazi-looted property’, known as the Limbach Commission, has issued a sharp reminder to a Nuremburg foundation to pay up over a Guarnerius violin in its possession.
Five years ago the commission ordered the Franz Hofmann and Sophie Hagemann Foundation to pay 100,000 Euros to the heirs of Felix Hildesheimer, whose violin was forcibly taken from him in 1939.
The foundation agreed to the Commission’s ruling in 2016. But it has not yet paid a penny to the heirs.
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