A painting of two young, 19th-century skaters that was looted by Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 and recently discovered at a small museum in upstate New York has been returned after 87 years. (Oct. 15)
ANTOINETTE BACON: The Mosse family lost nearly everything because they were Jews, but they did not lose hope. And neither did the Department of Justice. The FBI has a program dedicating to finding and returning stolen art and cultural property, and "Winter" is one of the latest examples of the FBI's success. We are delighted today to return "Winter" to its rightful owners.
ROGER STRAUCH: 87 1/2 years ago, this painting in front of you, painted in the late 19th century by Melcher, was expropriated from the Berlin-based Mosse family only a couple of months after Hitler assumed power in Germany in 1933. Goebbels and Goring themselves were intimately involved in orchestrating the looting and monetizing of this family's assets.