Jewish Community Welcomes Amendment of the Law on Art Restitution

Austrian Press Agency (APA) (06/18/2009) 

Vienna – In a press announcement released today, the Jewish Community (IKG) expressed its satisfaction with the government’s agreement to amend the law on art restitution. The “revisions and specifics spelled out in detail of the current law“ proves to what extent it is important to the government that NS looted art and cultural objects, currently in possession of Austria’s Federal museums and collections, be clarified and returned. The consensus reached by the partners of the coalition government in terms of rightful beneficiaries takes into account Austria’s role as a forerunner when coming to terms with the past.