Holocaust Museum Houston presents The Restitution of Nazi-looted Art and What Remains to Be Done with Stuart Eizenstat
During World War II, some 600,000 paintings were stolen or displaced. Much of the interest in providing belated justice for victims of the Holocaust and other victims of Nazi tyranny during World War II was the result of Stuart Eizenstat’s leadership as Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State on Holocaust-Era Issues during the Clinton Administration. He successfully negotiated major agreements with the Swiss, Germans, Austrian and French, and other European countries, covering restitution of property, payment for slave and forced laborers, recovery of looted art, bank accounts, and payment of insurance policies.
He recounts his Holocaust restitution negotiations in his book, Imperfect Justice. This lecture will be followed by a book signing. A free book will be given to each person after the lecture.