Germany returns WWII loot to Poland

Apr 01, 2014, 1:14 AM EDT
The house of Cornelius Gurlitt stands in the well-to-do Aigen district on November 18, 2013 in Salzburg, Austria.
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Germany has returned an 18th Century painting that was looted from Poland's National Museum by the Nazis in 1939. The piece by Venetian artist Francesco Guardi, entitled "Palace Stairs", was taken shortly after Germany invaded. The small painting depicts noblemen talking at the grand stairs of Venice's Doge Palace. Berlin hopes the move will revive talks over some 300,000 documents, including manuscripts by Mozart and Beethoven, that it wants to recover from Poland.
Germany returns art stolen by Nazis in 1939 to Poland [BBC]
Germany returns looted Guardi painting to Poland [AP]