Renoir Painting Stolen During WWII Returned To Rightful Owner

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By Meredith Ganzman

Nearly 80 years after the Nazis stole a Renoir painting, the precious piece of art is being returned to its rightful owner.

“Two Women in a Garden” was taken in 1941 from then prominent Paris art collector Alfred Weinberger.

For the first time, it was unveiled at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

This was one of the hundreds of thousands of pieces looted during the war, the FBI says. And some are have been lost forever. But Weinberger’s granddaughter, Sylvie Sulitzer, says she is grateful to have this one back.

"I’m very thankful to be able to show my beloved family, wherever they are, that after all, what they’ve been through, there is a justice."

But the happy reunion is still a reminder of the atrocities of the Holocaust, says says Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman.

"We also remember the uniqueness of the Holocaust and reaffirm our commitment to never forget, never again, never ring hollow."