Art Stolen by Nazis During World War II Returned to Ukraine

December 27, 2018 - 12:19 pm

This piece of art is being returned to its rightful place after being stolen by Nazis in Ukraine.

The historic painting featuring Ivan the Terrible was taken from a Ukranian museum shortly after Nazi occupation in 1941.

It resurfaced recently when a Connecticut couple tried to auction it off in Washington, D.C.

David and Gabby Tracy took possession of the painting when it came with a house they bought in 1962 from a Swiss man.

When the painting hit the auction house’s catalogue, the Ukrianian museum reached out and demanded that the art not be sold.

After learning that the painting was stolen, the couple agreed it should be returned to its home country.