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Norwegian museum to return Matisse looted by Nazis
The Henie Onstad Arts Center in Oslo has agreed to return a portrait by Matisse that was stolen from a Jewish art dealer in Paris by the Nazis in September 1941.
Records uncovered by descendants of the art dealer, Paul Roseberg, show the 1937 work, ”Woman in Blue in Front of a Fireplace,” was one of 162 works seized from him.
Photo: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter: 2013 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York (via nytimes.com)

Norwegian museum to return Matisse looted by Nazis

The Henie Onstad Arts Center in Oslo has agreed to return a portrait by Matisse that was stolen from a Jewish art dealer in Paris by the Nazis in September 1941.

Records uncovered by descendants of the art dealer, Paul Roseberg, show the 1937 work, ”Woman in Blue in Front of a Fireplace,” was one of 162 works seized from him.

Photo: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter: 2013 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York (via nytimes.com)

Friday marked the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Above, smoke billows from the USS California, flagship of the Battle Force, after it was struck by two Japanese torpedoes. More on the attack and the USS California can be found here on the US Navy’s history site.

World’s oldest known survivor of Auschwitz dies at 108

The oldest known survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp has died at the age of 108, an official said Monday.

Antoni Dobrowolski was a teacher who gave lessons in defiance of his native Poland’s Nazi occupiers. Dobrowolski died in the Polish town of Debno, according to Jaroslaw Mensfelt, a spokesman at the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum.

(Source: abc.net.au)

68th D-Day anniversary

Photo: US World War II veteran Clarence ‘Mac’ Evans, 87, from West Virginia, who landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944, walks among the graves at the Colleville American military cemetery in western France on June 6, 2012, before the start of a ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of D-Day. Evans was searching for the tombs of 17 of his fellows who died that day. (Photo: Remy de la Mauviniere / AP, via msnbc.com)

WWII fighter plane found 70 years after crashing in Sahara Desert

NBC News and MSNBC.com: A well-preserved fighter plane that crashed in Egypt’s Sahara Desert during World War II has been found 70 years later, shedding new light on the pilot’s struggle to survive.

Photo: Jakub Perka via msnbc.com