A priceless 16th-century Italian painting, “Madonna with Child” by Alessandro Turchi, that was looted by Nazi Germany during World War II and discovered in Japan, has been returned to Poland.
This painting represents one of the 600 looted artworks that Poland has managed to successfully bring back to its rightful place. However, there are still over 66,000 items classified as war losses that remain missing and unrecovered.
The Polish minister of culture and national heritage announced that the painting “Madonna with Child” was identified at an auction in Tokyo in January 2022 using special computer tools utilized by the employees of the Department of Cultural Heritage Restitution at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
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