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Painting Sold By Jewish Couple To Escape Nazis Is Returned To Grandchildren | The Huffington Post EDITION US عربي (Arabi) Australia Brasil Canada Deutschland España France Ελλάδα (Greece) India Italia 日本 (Japan) 한국 (Korea) Maghreb México Québec (En Francais) South Africa United Kingdom United States INFORM • INSPIRE • ENTERTAIN • EMPOWER NEWS WorldPost Highline Science Education Weird News Business TestKitchen Tech College Media POLITICS Pollster Election Results Eat the Press HuffPost Hill Candidate Confessional So That Happened ENTERTAINMENT Sports Comedy Celebrity Books Entertainment TV Arts + Culture WELLNESS Healthy Living Travel Style Taste Home Weddings Divorce Sleep GPS for the Soul WHAT'S WORKING Impact Green Good News Global Health VOICES Black Voices Latino Voices Women Fifty Religion Queer Voices Parents Teen College VIDEO ALL SECTIONS Arts + Culture Black Voices Books Business Candidate Confessional Celebrity College Comedy Crime Divorce Dolce Vita Eat the Press Education Election Results Entertainment Fifty Good News Green Healthy Living Highline Home Horoscopes HuffPost Data HuffPost Hill Impact Latino Voices Media Outspeak Parents Politics Pollster Queer Voices Religion Science Small Business So That Happened Sports Style Taste Tech Teen TestKitchen Travel TV Weddings Weird News Women WorldPost FEATURED GPS for the Soul Hawaii OWN Quiet Revolution Talk to Me Don't Stress the Mess Endeavor Fearless Dreamers Generation Now Inspiration Generation Paving the Way The Power Of Humanity Sleep + Wellness What's Working: Purpose + Profit What's Working: Small Businesses ARTS & CULTURE Painting Sold By Jewish Couple To Escape Nazis Is Returned To Grandchildren The 16th century painting found its way home 78 years later. 11/29/2016 12:26 am ET | Updated 13 hours ago 1.8k Rebecca Shapiro Senior Editor, The Huffington Post ASSOCIATED PRESS Henrietta Schubert, seated, with French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay, right, next to the 16th century painting "Portrait of a Man," listens to her cousin Christopher Bromberg address the media in Paris on Monday. France returned a 16th century painting sold by a Jewish couple fleeing the Nazis, presenting the artwork to the family’s grandchildren in a ceremony Monday. Henry and Hertha Bromberg sold the portrait, which has been attributed to the Dutch artist Joos van Cleve or his son, in Paris in 1938.  According to The New York Times , Mr. Bromberg’s father purchased the painting at a Berlin auction in 1912. His son and daughter-in-law sold it as they were escaping Nazi Germany for the United States.  Before being recovered by allied forces in 1945, the painting was sold to the German government in 1941, according to Jewish Telegraphic Agency , with plans to display the artwork in Hitler’s hometown. Since the war, it has been considered one of 2,000 “orphaned” art pieces in France, with its original owners unknown.  The Associated Press reported that Henrietta Schubert, the Brombergs’ granddaughter, thought she was being scammed when she was first contacted about the painting belonging to her grandparents.   “The painting doesn’t even have to have any monetary value,” Schubert’s cousin, Christopher Bromberg, told the Associated Press. “It’s about connecting us to our past and the story of our family that was lost.” Schubert, who lives in Vienna, was born in the same Austrian town as Adolf Hitler.  The painting is one of thousands that were sold, seized or stolen during World War II and given to the German government. Also on HuffPost Most Popular Museums Around The World 20 Most Popular Museums Around The World 1 of 20 Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Share this slide: We have been in the Gallery of Honour many times, but it never ceases to amaze us! What is your favorite place in the museum? #galleryofhonour #rijksmuseum #amsterdam A photo posted by Rijksmuseum (@rijksmuseum) on Sep 10, 2015 at 9:32am PDT More: Art Nazis Suggest a correction Comments Close SUBSCRIBE TO & FOLLOW CULTURE SHIFT Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn more Newsletter 1.1 M 589 K 458 K Podcast Add us on Snapchat Painting Sold By Jewish Couple To Escape Nazis Is Returned To Grandchildren NEW! HIGHLIGHT AND SHARE Highlight text to share via Facebook and Twitter CURATED FOR YOU Generated from related, personalized and trending articles. View your news homepage. CONVERSATIONS Advertise RSS Careers FAQ User Agreement Privacy Comment Policy About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Archive Copyright © 2016 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.    "The Huffington Post" is a registered trademark of TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. All rights reserved. Part of HuffPost • HPMG News