Monday, August 17, 2009

Pete Gleason Calls for New York City Holocaust Art Disclosure Act

New York City Council District 1 candidate Pete Gleason calls for a Holocaust Art Disclosure Act for New York City museums. Such an Act would compel New York museums to disclose provenance documents of artworks potentially looted by the Nazis currently in their collections.

This local action follows Amb. Stuart Eizenstat's call for a U.S. Commission to assist descendants of Holocaust victims in determining title to artworks stolen by the Nazis and is a follow-up to this June's Prague Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets.

Pete Gleason's press release is here and his campaign website is The Democratic Primary is September 15.

Last week, the Liz Benjamin of the Daily News reported here a scandal involving a charity on New York's Lower East Side involving the incumbent City Councilman using the charity's employees to collect signatures.

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