California returns 'looted art'





The US state of California has returned three Renaissance paintings that were confiscated from Jewish art dealers in Nazi Germany during the 1930s.

The 16th-Century paintings were returned to the heirs of their former owners, Jakob and Rosa Oppenheimer, who died during the Holocaust.

After World War II, the paintings ended up in the collection of US newspaper tycoon, William Randolph Hearst.

They have been on display at a California museum for over 30 years.

This is the 25th time US authorities have returned artwork taken from Jews by the Nazis.






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