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Some 44 nations and 13 non-governmental organizations adopted a set of guidelines for returning looted art. The non-binding principles agreed upon at the conclusion of an international conference on Holocaust-era assets in Washington are intended to provide a framework for identifying and publicizing looted works so that prewar owners or their heirs can claim them. U.S. Undersecretary of State Stuart Eizenstat, who organized the conference, said, “The art world will never be the same in the way it deals with Nazi-confiscated art.”

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