The case of the day is de Csepel v. Hungary (D.C. Cir. 2013). The case concerns the art collection of Baron Mór Litót Herzog, a “passionate Jewish art collector in pre-war Hungary.” Baron Herzog died in 1934, and his wife and then his children, Erzsébet (who married Alfonz Weiss de Csepel, hence the name of the case), István, and András, inherited the collection. In a depressingly familiar story, during the Second World War, the Hungarian government plundered the property of Jews, and art in particular. The Herzog family attempted to save the art collection, “one of Europe’s great private collections of art, and the largest in Hungary,” by hiding the works in the cellar of one of the family’s factories, in Budafok. But the…

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