France returns paintings to family of Jewish couple looted by Nazis

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Three 16th-century paintings by Flemish master Joachim Patinir were on Monday returned by the French government to the heirs of a Jewish couple who were despoiled of them while fleeing to the US from their native Germany at the outbreak of World War II.

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France will return three paintings by the Flemish master Joachim Patinir on Monday to the descendants of a Jewish family who were forced to sell them as they fled the Nazis, reports The Straits Times.