JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Nazi-Era Looted Artwork New On-Line Resource #general

Jan Meisels Allen

Beginning Monday November 18 holocaust survivors and their relatives , art
collectors and museums can go on-line to search a free historical database
of more than 20,000 art objects stolen in Germany, occupied France and
Belgium >from 1940-1944. The database is a joint project of the NY based-
Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and US Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. The Claims Conference says about 650,000
art objects were taken, and thousands of items are still lost.
The database combines records >from the U.S. National Archives in College
Park, Md.; the German Bundesarchiv, the federal archive in Koblenz; and
repatriation and restitution records held by the French government. To
search the database go to:

Thank you to Randy Herschaft one of the two Associated Press writers who
shared this story with me to share with you. To read the AP article go to :


Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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