Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz spent Thursday afternoon touring a Brooklyn matzoh factory, and proposing a bill to return art stolen by the Nazis to its rightful owners.

The Texas senator partnered with Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to propose the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act.

The bipartisan group called on their colleagues to correct what has been deemed the "greatest displacement of art in human history" by reuniting victims with their property.

"The phrase 'never forget' is more than a slogan," Cruz said Thursday in a statement. "'Never forget' means working to right all the terrible injustices of the Holocaust, even if many decades have passed. The HEAR Act will empower the victims of this horrific persecution, and help ensure that our legal system does everything it can to redress the widespread looting of cultural property by the Third Reich as part of its genocidal campaign against the Jewish people and other groups."

Hundreds of thousands of art pieces were confiscated by the Nazis during the 1930s and 1940s, but Cruz did not cite how many claims he expects the federal government to receive if the bill passes.

The legislation would allow original owners and their heirs to open a case about missing art work that was confiscated by the Third Reich.

Individuals would have six years to submit a claim to recover art that was illegally stolen by the Nazis or their allies from Jan. 1, 1933 to Dec. 31, 1945.