Docket No. 18-634 August Term, 2018.

928 F.3d 186 (2019)

Laurel ZUCKERMAN, as Ancillary Administratrix of the Estate of Alice Leffmann, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. The METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: June 26, 2019.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lawrence M. Kaye ( Ross L. Hirsch , Yael M. Weitz , on the brief), Herrick, Feinstein LLP, New York, NY, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

David W. Bowker , Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, DC; Michael D. Gottesman , Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, New York, NY, for Defendant-Appellee.

Thomas J. Hamilton , John J. Byrne, Jr. , Byrne Goldenberg & Hamilton, PLLC, for Amicus Curiae Holocaust Art Restitution Project.

Stanley W. Levy , Benjamin G. Shatz , Diana L. Eisner , Danielle C. Newman , Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, for Amici Curiae The 1939 Society and Bet Tzedek.

Owen C. Pell , White & Case LLP, for Amici Curiae Natalia Indrimi, Professor Guido Alpa, and Avv. Renzo Gattenga.

Jennifer A. Kreder , Cincinnati, OH, for Amici Curiae B'nai B'rith International, Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Omer Bartov, Michael Berenbaum, Stuart Elliot Eizenstat, Richard Falk, Eugene Fisher, Irving Greenberg, Peter Hayes, Marcia Sachs Littell, Hubert G. Locke, Wendy Lower, Bruce F. Pauley, Carol Rittner, John K. Roth, Lucille A. Roussin, William L. Shulman, Stephen Smith and Alan Steinweis.

Before: Katzmann, Chief Judge, Livingston and Droney, Circuit Judges.

In the 1930s, the German government, under the control of Adolf Hitler's National Socialist German Workers' Party (the "Nazis"), launched a campaign of oppression against German Jews and other minorities. As part of its reign of terror, the Nazis and their affiliates forced Jews out of their homes, seized their businesses...

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