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US returns stolen painting to Germany


BERLIN (AP) -- An American university has returned a precious painting to a German museum more than six decades after it was stolen in the chaotic aftermath of World War II.

The Indiana University Museum of Bloomington on Monday restituted The Flagellation of Christ, by an unknown artist in the late 15th century, to the Jagdschloss Grunewald museum in Berlin.

The painting, which originally formed a wing of an altarpiece, was one of more than a dozen paintings that disappeared from the Berlin museum during the summer of 1945, looted by British and Russian soldiers, and was later sold and ended up in Indiana.

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