US court: Painting auctioned by Nazis belongs to Jewish man's estate

A painting held by a German baroness rightfully belongs to the estate of a late Jewish art dealer who was forced by Nazi authorities to auction it off, a federal judge ruled. US District Judge Mary Lisi ordered Maria-Luise Bissonnette on Thursday to turn over "Girl from the Sabiner Mountains" to representatives of the estate of Max Stern, who died in 1987. "It is clear that Dr. Stern's relinquishment of his property was anything but voluntary," Lisi wrote.