The case included a 1935 sale of a collection of medieval Christian artwork called the Gulf Trough
Washington (AP) – The Supreme Court has made a multi-artillions-dollar lawsuit difficult in which centuries-old religious artefacts received by the Nazis from Jewish art dealers were to be continued in American courts.
The court unanimously ruled on Wednesday in a case involving the sale of a collection of medieval Christian artwork in 1935 called the Gulf Trough. Heirs of art dealers opposed the sale of the works, now said to have been valued under at least $ 250 million, under pressure. Germany disagreed and argued that the case was not in the American legal system.
The justices said that the heirs did not show to the point that federal law allowed them to bring their case to US courts. The court sent the case back for additional arguments.
Because of that decision, the Supreme Court also sent a similar case in which a group of Hungarian Holocaust survivors were sent back to the lower court.
When they were forced to take the trains to concentration camps, compensation was sought for property taken from them and their families.