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Please contact Michael Shuster of Holwell Shuster &
Goldberg LLP at or
(646) 837.5151.

For the Media

Letters from Congress

From the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Hon. Hillary Clinton, Chairman), January 8, 2008

From the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Hon. Hillary Clinton, Chairman), September 17, 2007

From Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey, June 14, 2007

Press Releases

U.S. Court of Appeals Rules Holocaust Looted Art Case Against Hungary Can Proceed in its Entirety

Federal Court Rejects Hungary’s Motion to Dismiss and Delivers Key Victory to Herzog Heirs in Holocaust Looted Art Case

Plaintiffs Respond to Hungary’s Meritless Motion to Dismiss in Holocaust Looted Art Case

Hungary’s Response to Herzog Collection Lawsuit Avoids the Case’s Merits

Lawsuit Over $100 Million Art Collection Illegally Held by Hungary Will Resolve Largest Holocaust Art Claim

Press Backgrounder on Herzog Family and Artwork

Court Documents

Answer of Defendants to Plaintiffs’ Complaint

Notice of Withdrawal of David D. West as Counsel

Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Stay Mandate

Defendants’ Motion to Stay Mandate

Court Decision on Hungary’s Appeal

Order Scheduling Oral Argument in the D.C. Circuit on January 23, 2013

Reply Brief Filed with Court of Appeals

Response Brief Filed with Court of Appeals

Court Decision on Hungary’s Motion to Dismiss

Memorandum of Law in Opposition of Motion to Dismiss

Publicly Filed Complaint Against the Republic of Hungary

Video Interviews

Martha Nierenberg, granddaughter of Baron Mór Lipót Herzog, discusses her family, the art, and the Holocaust:

Part 1: Who was Martha’s Grandfather, Baron Mór Lipót Herzog?
Part 2: Who is Martha’s Nephew, David de Csepel?
Part 3: Martha’s Favorite Artworks
Part 4: Herzog Family Members in the Holocaust
Part 5: Herzog Collection in Hungarian Museums
Part 6: What Happened to the Herzog Family’s Art Collection?
Part 7: Life in Hungary
Part 8: Martha’s Memories of Home and the Art Collection
Part 9: Importance of Art to the Herzog Family
Part 10: Surviving the Holocaust

In the News

Hungary Sued in Holocaust Art Claim, NY Times
Jewish banker’s heirs sue Hungary for return of looted art, LA Times
Hungary sued over art looted during Holocaust, AP
Jewish collector’s heirs sue Hungary for return of art works, AFP
Family of art collector sues Hungary over Nazi loot
, BBC News
Holocaust-era art theft suit demands report on Hungary, Jerusalem Post
Hungary Hit with Enormous Nazi Loot Claim, ARTINFO
Hungary sued in $100m restitution claim, The Art Newspaper
Eastern Europe under spotlight on art restitution, AP
Herzog Trial: The Court Procedures Might Last Up to 10 Years in America, MTI (translated from Hungarian)
The List Is Not Public, Nepszabadsag (translated from Hungarian)
Roadblocks Remain in Case of Paintings Lost to Nazis, NY Times
Jewish collector’s heirs can proceed with suit against Hungary for art seized in Holocaust, AP
Judge Allows Suit Against Hungary Over Artworks to Proceed, NY Times
Federal Judge Rules Hungary Can Be Sued for Return of Art Seized by NazisNational Law Journal
For a New Yorker, Immunity Bill Could Be New Obstacle  in Battle for Family’s Lost ArtWNYC
Reclaiming Lost TreasuresARTnews (Poland has returned the Courbet landscape referenced in this article)
Appellate court says case against Hungary over looted artwork can proceed, Los Angeles Times
D.C. Circuit leaves no easy out for Hungary in Nazi art recovery suit, Thomson Reuters News & Insights

Additional Resources

International Comity and the Herzog Litigation

Hungarian Holocaust Bibliography

Hungarian Holocaust Timeline

Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist and a Male SaintMadonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist and a Male Saint, Alvise Vivarini