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United States v. One Tintoretto Painting

United States v. One Tintoretto Painting, 527 F. Supp. 1071 (S.D.N.Y. 1981), rev’d, 691 F.2d 603 (2d Cir. 1982).

A painting by Tintoretto, The Holy Family with Saint Catherine and Honored Donor, looted from the Dresden Museum’s remote storage site at the end of World War II, made its way into the hands of Isaac Silberberg, an Israeli national who had served in the Soviet Army during the war. In 1979, Silberberg entrusted the work to Raymond Vinokur, who, while importing the work . . . .

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