NEW YORK–The wholesale theft by Nazis of Europe’s art treasures still haunts collectors today, and buyers still need to perform due diligence before purchasing any works or risk losing their investment, an insurance company executive said.

Problems with the provenance of European works were spotlight at a screening of the documentary film “The Rape of Europa,” about the wholesale looting of works of art from the Jewish community by the Nazis before the start of World War II, and later looting from families and museums in occupied lands.

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