May 21, 2011

May 1945 and beyond

The Second World War is over in Europe and North Africa. The Third Reich no longer exists. The only active military front is in Asia where […]
July 31, 2011

Restitution vs. replacement-in-kind: a French approach to cultural plunder

When the Allied powers became gradually aware of the extent of the cultural looting being perpetrated by the Nazis and their local henchmen across continental Europe, […]
January 30, 2014

Ce que j’aurais voulu dire aujourd’hui mais n’en ai pas la force

Plaque Rose VALLANDSource: MNR Le crime contre l’humanité est imprescriptible. Le pillage qui l’accompagne est également imprescriptible. Et c’est peut-être pour cela que les gouvernements de […]
March 7, 2015

Rwanda: Art in a post-genocide society

by Marc Masurovsky By all accounts, there is no reason why artistic activity should have even found a haven in a society where half of the […]
May 10, 2015

The day after…

by Marc Masurovsky We just commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, at least that portion of the war being fought on the […]
October 25, 2016

The domino effect

by Marc Masurovsky In its most basic form, the domino effect is an uncontrollable chain reaction, an irreversible sequence of events brought about by one well-placed […]
October 18, 2017

Different shades of recovery

by Marc Masurovsky The process of recovery of looted cultural, artistic and religious objects is daunting for several reasons: If action is not taken right away […]
November 23, 2019

Diplomatic highs and lows in Paris

by Marc Masurovsky Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, special envoy on Holocaust affairs for the US Department of State, was one of the most prominent speakers at the […]