Hillary Calls on Hungarian Government to Return Artwork Stolen During Holocaust to Rightful Owner
Posted by jewsforhillary on September 18, 2007
Senator Clinton Calls on Hungarian Government to Return Stolen Artwork to Rightful Owner — Artwork Stolen During Holocaust Currently Held By Two Hungarian-State-Owned Museums (News release and copy of letter)
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today joined with other members of the Helsinki Commission to call on the Hungarian government to return multiple pieces of artwork that were stolen during the Holocaust to their rightful owner, Martha Nierenberg. In a letter to Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Kinga Goncz, the members of the Commission urged the speedy and long-overdue restoration of ten paintings currently held by two Hungarian-state-owned museums, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hungarian National Gallery.
“For too long, Martha Nierenberg has sought the return of paintings stolen from her family from the Hungarian government,” said Senator Clinton. “I urge the Hungarian government to take immediate action to resolve Martha Nierenberg’s claims.”