Looted Art and Restitution in the Netherlands: A Historical Overview
During the twelve years the Nazis were in power between 1933 and 1945, art was looted on an unprecedented scale. After the war only a small proportion of the works were returned to the owners – most of whom were Jewish – or their descendants. The following timeline tells the story of this looted art and how it was dealt with in the Netherlands after the war. The timeline covers both the ‘Big Picture’ and individual fates.