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Food firm Dr Oetker returns artwork sold by woman fleeing Nazis12 Jan 11:03am

Food firm Dr Oetker returns artwork sold by woman fleeing Nazis

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German company praised for giving work by Hans Thoma back to heirs of Hedwig Ullmann, who was forced to sell it in 1938 The German food company Dr Oetker, best known for its baking powders, cake mixes and pizzas, has said it will return an artwork to the heirs of the former Jewish owner who was forced to flee Nazi Germany. The decision to restitute the work, a lithograph by Hans Thoma called Spring in the Mountains (Frühling im Gebirge/Kinderreigen) follows an audit of the company’s art collection which aimed to discover whether any of the works were looted by the Nazis.
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