Stolen wartime paintings wing way back to German museum

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Eleven oil paintings that were among a stash that US soldiers are thought to have taken during World War II are on their way home.

The link between the paintings and their origins was discovered by Beth McFadden, whose great uncle, US Army Sergeant Harry Gursky, had been stationed near the town.

"Without the integrity and good will of Beth Ann McFadden, the repatriation of these paintings to the Pirmasens Museum could not have taken place," said a statement from New York southern district attorney Preet Bharara.

"Each work of art returned symbolizes an act of justice, bringing us one step closer to the goal of repatriating all of the surviving pieces taken from museums during World War II."...

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