Concordia Helps Recover "Nazi Plunder"

October 23, 2006

Jewish art dealer Max Stern abandoned his collection and fled Nazi Germany in 1937. Last week, at a ceremony at Concordia University, one of the confiscated pieces -- a 19th century painting of an Egyptian dancer entitled "Aimee, a Young Egyptian", was returned to the Max Stern Estate. The event was the culmination of an international effort led by Concordia and including lawyers in Germany, a famous art sleuth, experts from Sotheby's, and a Holocaust claims office in New York. The beneficiaries of the Max Stern Estate are not private heirs, but Concordia and McGill universities, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Globe & Mail article