Lawsuits Over Nazi-Looted Art

Plus a kick-off meeting for a new Boston Chapter of Yale’s Jewish Alumni Group!

In World War II, the Nazis stole vast quantities of art from Jewish owners – much of which passed into other hands. What happens when an heir to the original owner reclaims the art? Martha Lufkin (BR ’76), an attorney and art law writer, has reported on numerous lawsuits over Nazi-looted art, and will tell us about the struggle by a California woman to take back five looted paintings by Gustav Klimt from an Austrian museum. The case went all the way to the US Supreme Court, as depicted in the recent movie “The Woman in Gold.” Martha will tell us about Nazi art plundering, how the topic resurfaced in the 1990s, and her inside scoop on the legal battle to regain the five Klimt paintings, which she reported on as it happened. Bring your questions!



In addition to writing about art law, Martha is also an experienced probate, trust and estates lawyer at BNY Mellon Wealth Management in Boston.



Sponsored by YaleBoston, Yale SOM Alumni Association Boston and Eli’s Mishpacha Boston


The views of the speaker are personal to her and do not represent the views of BNY Mellon.



6:00 pm – Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres.

6:30 pm – Presentation and discussion

7:30 – 8 pm: Reception


REGISTER: Donation requested to YaleBoston of $18 per person (sustaining members of Yale Boston) or $25 (non-sustaining members)


Planning session for Eli’s Mishpacha, a new Boston Yale Jewish Alumni Group:

Interested in a Boston Chapter of the Yale Jewish Alumni Group, Eli’s Mishpacha? You are invited to meet after the program to discuss possible programs and events.








May 02, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
One Boston Place
Boston, MA 02201
United States
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