If it is clear that artworks did not belong to the trading stock of a Jewish art dealer, but were part of his private collection or the decoration of his home before the war, requests for restitution are covered by the existing policy for the restitution of private art property. As the proof as to what does or does not constitute trading stock or private collection is not always equally easy to provide, a certain amount of leniency will have to be exercised in accordance with the first set of recommendations and clear indications that something was private property instead of hard evidence will be considered sufficient. This will almost always concern individual objects or – at most – a small group of objects.

Recommendation 3:

If there are enough indications that a work of art does not belong to an art dealer’s trading stock, but to his private collection requests for restitution will be dealt with according to the standards for private art property.