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The University of Cambridge should return a Courbet to the descendants of a French resistance fighter


The painting, looted by the Germans in 1941 in Paris and given to the Fitzwilliam Museum after the war, was the subject of a complaint in 2021.

A recommendation that has repair value.

The Spoliation Advisory Panel (SAP), a British body created to study requests for the return of cultural property looted between 1933 and 1945 and kept in public collections, asked on Tuesday for the return of a master painting looted in Paris by the German occupiers. .

According to the 20-page document,

La Ronde enfantine

by Gustave Courbet must leave the collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University, to be returned to Robert Bing's heirs.

Resistant, assistant to Henri Frenay, co-founder with Berty Albrecht of the Combat movement, Bing was above all Jewish in the eyes of the Nazis.

In 1941, this man, from a wealthy family, left Paris for Lyon.

While he joined the resistance movements, his apartment at 8, rue Oswaldo-Cruz, in the 16th arrondissement, was looted as a rule.

Invested by the ERR, the intervention team of the Reichsleiter Rosenberg charged by Adolf Hitler to confiscate cultural property…

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Source: lefigaro

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