News of: Thursday, November 30 2006,

Exhibition 'Looted, but from whom?' opened

The exhibition about stolen art from Jewish citizens 'Geroofd, maar van wie?' ('Looted, but from whom?') will be open from 30 November 2006 to 25 February 2007 in the Hollandsche Schouwburg (the Dutch Theatre) in Amsterdam.

During the Second World War, tens of thousands of works of art that had belonged to Jewish private individuals ended up in Germany. They lost their possessions in forced sales, or through looting or confiscation. After the war, as many objects as possible were brought back to the Netherlands with the intention of locating the rightful owners. This was not possible for a large number of objects.

The 1998 Ekkart Committee report showed that it was possible to trace some of the owners. The Dutch government therefore instructed the Origins Unknown Agency (Bureau Herkomst Gezocht) to try to find the original owners of the art works.

‘Looted, but from whom?' uses fifty paintings and other works of art to tell the story of the intensive investigative work carried out by the Origins Unknown Agency and the result of this investigation.

Admission to the exhibition is free.
Opening hours: The Hollandsche Schouwburg (Dutch Theatre) is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement)

Address: Plantage Middenlaan 24