Germany US Looted Art

January 17, 2013 - 12:32 PM
FILE - In this May 16, 2006 file photo Peter Sachs holds up a book with some of his father, Hans Sachs' favorite posters at his home in Sarasota, Fla. Seized by the Nazis in 1938 from a Jewish man on the orders of Hitler’s Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, then held behind the Iron Curtain in Communist East Berlin, thousands of rare posters are finally back in the hands of collector Hans Sachs' family. After a seven-year battle for their return from a German museum where they ended up after the fall of the Berlin Wall, almost entirely tucked away in storage, Sachs' heir, told The Associated Press he hopes auctioning off the majority of the posters will mean they will finally be on display for those who love them like his father did, after he failed to find a museum willing to take the whole collection on. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara,File)