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Jewish Family Loses Legal Battle To Recover Painting Stolen By Nazis

The Spanish museum that purchased the artwork didn't know it was stolen. Under Spanish law, it belongs to the museum, the judge said.

A Jewish family has lost a 15-year legal battle to recover a painting stolen by Nazis during World War II.

An 1897 impressionist work by Camille Pissarro, depicting a rain-covered Paris street, had been in the family since 1900. But when Fritz and Lilly Cassirer decided to flee Nazi Germany in 1939, the government had a condition: If they wanted a visa to leave the country, they

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