Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Federation Fights for Jewish Justice in Nazi-Looting Trial

A federal appeals court has handed a major legal victory to a Jewish San Diego family amid a decades-old struggle to recover a $20 million painting confiscated by the Nazis.

Federation, a plaintiff in the case, is celebrating Monday's appellate court ruling that paves the way to a civil trial. 

Federation President and CEO Michael Sonduck said this battle is about recovering not just a piece of art, but recovering the legacy of generations of Jews destroyed by the Nazis.

"You can't rebuild it, but every effort to recover a piece of that life is for the families, and through them, for the Jewish people, it's quite important," said Sonduck.

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