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My grandfather's art was looted by the Nazis

After the death of his father, Simon Goodman embarked on a twenty year mission to reclaim the world class artworks his German-Jewish ancestors had collected before World War Two.

Simon's landmark discovery of the Degas painting 'Landscape with Smokestacks', which had once belonged to his family, became the first Nazi art looting case to be settled in the United States.

Photo: Simon Goodman standing next to the portrait of his great-grandfather Eugen Gutmann, painted by the German artist Franz von Lenbach (1836-1904). Credit: Laura Hubber

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