Five Goudstikkers remain in Netherlands

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6 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – Five valuable painting from the Goudstikker collection will remain in the Netherlands.

6 March 2007

AMSTERDAM – Five valuable painting from the Goudstikker collection will remain in the Netherlands.

Minister for Culture Ronald Plasterk announced on Monday that the Dutch State has purchased four paintings. A fifth painting is being given as a gift to the Netherlands by the heirs to art dealer Goudstikker.

A total of 3 million euro is involved in the purchase.

Goudstikker was a Jewish art dealer who was killed fleeing the Germans during World War II. His collection was taken by the occupying forces and given back to the Netherlands by the allies after the war.

The collection largely ended up at various Dutch museums. Goudstikker's heirs fought for years in court to get the approximately 200 paintings back. Last month it was announced that the family planned to sell most of the paintings at auction.

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Subject: Dutch news

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