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World War II
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Amber Room Organisation
- Aims to investigate the remains of the Amber Room and other objects of art and culture missing since WWII.
Bruno Kreisky Archives Foundation
- [Austria] Art looted by the Nazi regime in Austria. Includes article by Oliver Rathkolb on restitution policies and a list of privately owned artworks still missing.
Commission for Art Recovery
- Organization that dentifies and locates art stolen by the Nazis and their collaborators, and registers claims for the victims of Nazi art theft.
Enemy Property: The British Government Claims Scheme
- [United Kingdom] Site contains details of the claims scheme and how to apply. It also has summary details of records held at the Public Record Office relating to UK property seized during WWII from organisations and individuals resident in countries with which the UK was at war.
Holocaust: The Plunder of Art Treasures
- Excerpt from the International Military Tribunal, Nurnberg: Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Volume 1, Chapter 14.
Lost Art Internet Database
- A government-sponsored German database of art objects either stolen by the Nazis or for which no legal proprietor has been found.
Monuments Men Foundation
- Men and women helped to recover works of art stolen by the Nazis. Tells their stories, lists works still missing, and documents more recent discoveries. [English, German, Italian]
Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal
- Provides a searchable registry of objects in U.S. museum collections that were created before 1946, and changed hands in Continental Europe during the Nazi era (1933-1945).
Project for the Documentation of Wartime Cultural Losses
- Official reports on the Nazis' seizure of cultural property in France, Russia, Europe, Occupied Territories, Neutral countries and Latin America.
The Schloss Collection: Non-restituded Works Looted 1943-1998
- Catalogue listing works of art from the Schloss collection not restituted as of July 1, 1997.
US National Archives Bibliography of Holocaust Era Assets
- Provides categorized bibliographic citations, printed and online, dealing with Holocaust-Era Assets. Includes categories for looted art.
- Part II of an article by James S. Plaut, in which he tells the story of retrieving and collecting of masterpieces looted by Rosenberg, Goring, and Hitler and hidden in Germany. [The Atlantic Monthly] (October 01, 1946)
Loot for the Master Race
- Article by James S. Plaut, who was directly responsible for recovering the works of art which had been looted by Rosenberg, Göring, and Hitler and hidden in Germany. [The Atlantic Monthly] (September 01, 1946)
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