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When a trove of 1,500 artworks hoarded by the son of a Nazi-era art dealer was discovered in 2012, an investigation began to find out how many were looted from Jewish owners.
Eventually only 14 were conclusively identified as looted, and now Germany has declared the last of those works has been returned to the owner’s heirs.
Das Klavierspiel (Playing the Piano) by Carl Spitzweg was owned by music publisher Henri Hinrichsen.
He was murdered at Auschwitz in 1942.
German Culture Minister Monika Grütters said the return of the work sent an “important signal”, and that while it