As the niece of Adele and Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, Maria successfully sued Austria for the restitution of five Gustav Klimt paintings that were stolen from her uncle's home in Vienna by the Nazi's in 1938.
Michael J. Bazyler
Professor of Law. Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California
The late Austrian journalist who uncovered evidence that eventually led to Maria Altmann's successful restitution of her family's Klimt paintings.
Art Dealer and former Head of Impressionist and Modern Art, Christies, New York.
Secretary General of the National Fund and the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism for the Republic of Austria.
Art Historian; Author of Was Einmal War: A Handbook of Vienna's Plundered Art Collections.
Art Historian and Provenance Consultant.
Professor of Political Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
John V. Croul Professor of European History, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights, Claremont McKenna College.
Professor of Contemporary History, University of Vienna and Director, Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres.
E. Randol Schoenberg
Lawyer for Maria Altmann and the driving force behind Mrs. Altmann's struggle against the Republic of Austria for the restitution of her family's Klimt paintings.
Senior Vice-President and Worldwide Head of Restitution, Sotheby's.
Director at the Austrian Office of State Attorney's (Finanzrokuratur).