World War II

LOUVRE SURVEYS COLLECTION FOR STOLEN TREASURES

N JANUARY, Paris’s Louvre museum hired a French expert on Nazi-looted art to comb through its collection, identify any illgotten treasures, and help return them to their rightful owners.

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