Nearly eighty years after World War II, a 1913 still life impressionist painting named "Flowers" will be returned to its rightful owners after being looted by the Nazis. Nine great-grandchildren, who are the descendants of the Mayer couple, who owned the artwork, will accept the painting from the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels. For decades, the museum held onto the painting, unable to locate an owner. The original couple owned 30 paintings in total, but this is only the first to be recovered. "This restitution, the first by the Museums of Fine Arts, is a very strong signal," said Thomas Dermine, secretary of state. "Even decades later, justice can triumph... To repair is to remember and to remember is to avoid the return of the worst."

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