Nazi Art

Gift to Hitler spurs a claim for justice

Nicholas O’Donnell said he felt a chill when he began to read the pile of faded documents.

One letter was addressed to Adolf Hitler, urging him to reclaim from four Jewish art dealers a collection of medieval Christian relics known as the Welfenschatz treasure. Other records showed how the Nazis, including the notorious war criminal Hermann Goering, conspired to do exactly that.

Gift to Hitler spurs a claim for justice