Renoir's 'Femmes Dans Un Jardin' Stolen By Nazis Returned To Heir Of Rightful Owner In New York

Robert M. Morgenthau, the Manhattan district attorney from 1975 until he retired at age 90 in 2009, attends a news conference with .Sylvie Sulitzer and FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney on September 12, 2018 in New York City. The event celebrated the recovered Impressionist painting "Two Women in a Garden," painted in 1919 by Pierre-Auguste Renoir The work of art originally belonged to Sulitzer's grandfather Alfred Weinberger and was stolen by the Nazis in Paris during the World War II. The only living heir, Sylvie Sulitzer became aware of the work in 2013, when the painting had been listed for sale at Christie's in New York. With the Help of the FBI and the United States attorney's office in Manhattan the painting was finally returned to her at a ceremony at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan.
(Sept. 11, 2018 - Source: Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America)
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