Nazi Confiscations Reach Well into the Future, Continue to Frustrate Heirs: Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Defeats Heir’s Action to Recover Art Collection from Germany

Following the Anschluss, Hermann Göring was asked about passports for the Viennese Jews. He responded, "All right, but not with any foreign currency. The Jews can go, but they will kindly leave behind their money, which they have stolen." In line with this thinking, the Reich financed...