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May 21, 1998
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Dutch officials announced they were widening their investigation into the ownership of thousands of artworks recovered from the Nazis but never claimed. At issue are some 4,000 artworks — including paintings by Rembrandt and Vincent van Gogh — that are either on exhibit or in storage and whose original ownership will be studied during the next three years. Pressured by Jewish groups to determine the artworks’ provenance, an investigating committee has already studied 113 works, of which 14 paintings were traced to Jewish families.

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