First Name: Hugo Daniel and Elisabeth
Last Name: Andriesse
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City: Brussels [Bruxelles]
Country: Belgium
Observations: Mr. and Mrs. Andriesse fled to New York City shortly before the Germans invaded Belgium and after they had secured their art and furnishings at the Musees Royaux d'art et d'histoire in Brussels. Mr. Andriesse died during WWII in New York, which left his widow, Elisabeth, in charge of his estate and the recovery of the family's looted cultural assets after WWII. Since they had no children, the beneficiaries of their estate were a group of New York-based charities.
Archival Source: Bundesarchiv, B323/266; AGR2/I21/450, Brussels, Belgium