Providence, RI – Woman Appeals Ruling in Nazi Art Case

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    Providence, RI – A lawyer for Providence woman, Maria-Luise Bissonnette, is appealing a court order forcing her to give the estate of a late Jewish art dealer a painting forcibly auctioned by the Nazis.

    In December, a federal judge ruled that Bissonnette must give back a 19th-century painting to the estate of Max Stern.
    Stern's family owned an art gallery in Germany, but Nazi authorities ordered Stern to auction off its holdings.
    The stepfather of Bissonnette purchased the painting, which Bissonnette eventually inherited.

    Stern's estate sued in 2006 to get the painting back. [AP]

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