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How Posters Stolen by the Nazis Resurfaced At A Jewish Museum in Florida - WLRN - August 27, 2013

Hans Sachs left this earth without knowing what happened to his beloved poster collection. In 1898, when Sachs was a teenager, he began collecting posters in Berlin of advertisements, political propaganda and rare pieces of famed artists such as Cheret, Kandinsky and Lucian Bernhard. His passion for graphic art was so serious he amassed 12,500 posters and a separate collection of 18,000 tins, postcards and theater programs reflective of this art form.

Las Vegas man wins battle to reclaim father's poster collection - Las Vegas Review Journal - January 19, 2013

Peter Sachs's father, Hans, went to his grave wondering whether the Nazis had destroyed the renowned poster collection he'd devoted his life to building. Imagine, then, how Peter felt when -67 years after his father's collection was seized - he discovered that 4,344 posters had not only survived the Nazis, but the Soviets and the East Germans.

AP Interview: Posters seized by Nazis being sold - Yahoo News - January 17, 2013

AP Interview: Posters seized by Nazis being sold. By David Rising/Associated Press 1.17.2013

After Lengthy Legal Fight, Nazi-Looted Poster Trove to be Sold at Guernsey's - Gallerist New York - January 10, 2013

Galleristny.com by Zoe Lescaze: Though there have been a number of drawn-out legal battles over Nazi-looted art in recent years, few have been as involved as the saga of the enormous Hans Sachs poster collection. From the lowest German court to the highest, Peter Sachs pursued the return of his father's 4,344 surviving posters, which were being held by the German Historical Museum in Berlin.

'Nazi-looted' posters to be auctioned - BBC News - December 20, 2012

A rare collection of turn-of-the-century posters by some of the biggest names in art are to go under the hammer in New York. The collection was amassed by a Jewish dentist from Germany but was seized by Nazi soldiers in 1938. Around a third of the posters - some 4,300 - have survived, and include works by Gustav Klimt, Edvard Munch and Toulouse Lautrec. The lot is valued at almost $6m (£3.7m), with some estimates suggesting it could reach double that amount at auction. James Kelly reports.

Thousands of Rare Posters Stolen by Nazis to Be Auctioned - DNAinfo New York - December 19, 2012

LENOX HILL — Thousands of rare posters that were stolen by Nazis more than 70 years ago will be auctioned next month to benefit the family of the Jewish man who originally owned them.

Berlin Court Rules in Favor of Heir in Nazi-Looted Poster Suit - Bloomberg - February 10, 2009

A Berlin court ordered the Deutsches historisches Museum to return a poster looted by the Gestapo to Peter Sachs, the son of a dentist who was forced to flee Germany before World War II, paving the way for sachs to claim about 4,250 posters from his father's collect.

U.S. Ex-Pilot Files Suit for Nazi-Looted 'Blonde Venus' Poster - Bloomberg - March 3, 2008

A retired U.S. airline pilot filed a lawsuit in Berlin against the Deutsches Historisches Museum today, demanding the return of a poster that was in his father's collection until the Gestapo seized it in 1938.

Retailer to Pay Jewish Family for Land the Nazis Seized - The Wall Street Journal - April 3, 2007

The Wertheim property had been held by East Germany for 40 years, and the rights to the land only came into question after German reunification. Mrs. Principe, who was born in Berlin and fled Germany with her family when she was 6, grew up in New Jersey knowing little of her family's lost fortune. But she began pushing for compensation in the early 1990s with the help of a lawyer, Gary Osen, who specializes in Holocaust-related claims. Mr. Osen fought to gain access to German records that revealed that the land had been taken from the family by the Nazis and that Karstadt was not the rightful owner of the Lenne Triangle. "If it wasn't for Gary, we wouldn't be here today," Mrs. Principe said.

Family Property's Tangled History - The New York Times - September 22, 2006

“We like to say it went from being a ‘no man’s land’ in the literal sense to a ‘no man’s land’ in the legal sense,” said Gary M. Osen, a New Jersey lawyer who represents the Wertheim heirs. Legal nuances aside, he said, this land is also different because KarstadtQuelle sold it to Mr. Beisheim for a princely sum. The developer then spent hundreds of millions of dollars building the Ritz-Carlton, a Marriott hotel, luxury apartments and offices, calling the complex the Beisheim Center.