The 17th century oil painting by the Dutch artist Jan van Goyen that Langweil was forced to abandon was feared lost forever, one of innumerable works of art looted by the Nazis as they rampaged across Europe. Fleeing for his life as the Nazis overan Prague in April 1939 Erwin Langweil was forced to leave behind some of his most treasured possessions, including a rare and valuable painting. But it can now be revealed that 80… Like so many Jewish families running from the Gestapo the Langweils left Czechoslovakia with the bare minimum, fleeing to Kenya, where Erwin had business in the sugar plantation industry and tried to rebuild his life. His daughter moved to the UK and his son went to Canada. read more