Dutch government criticizes country’s own Holocaust restitution policy that has blocked families from return of stolen art

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — In the Netherlands, proving that the Nazis stole artwork from your family isn’t always enough to claim it back.

Departing from norms across Europe, the kingdom’s policy is to weigh the interest of established heirs of looted art against those of the museums that hold them. In some cases the government has ruled in favor of museums, concluding that Jews should not get back the purloined art.

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