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Stadtarchiv Magdeburg (Magdeburg Municipal Archives)

Research into Nazi-confiscated cultural property in the archive's collection
The archive has not undertaken any research.

Research into cultural property missing from the archive
The Magdeburg Municipal Archive has undertaken research into its war-related losses. The missing material is listed in the 1995 publication by Tobias von Elsner, Alles verbrannt? Die verlorenen Gemälde des Kaiser Friedrich Museums Magdeburg (Did Everything Burn? The Lost Paintings of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum in Magdeburg). A copy of the publication is available from the Central Registry. In addition, the list and a brief background on looting from the archive's wartime storage location at the Neustaßfurt salt mine can be consulted online, and the archive has also published its losses on the Lost Art Internet Database, the German website on looted art.

Most of the missing material is not listed individually. The archive aims to eventually list all records separately, but is unable to undertake this work at present. It has so far created individual entries for one of the missing collections (the archives of the Guericke and Alemann families) on the Lost Art Internet Database.

Contact Information
Dr. Maren Ballerstedt
Stadtarchiv Magdeburg
Bei der Hauptwache 4
39090 Magdeburg
Tel.: +49 (0)391 540 2515
Fax: +49 (0)391 540 2111
Email: mailto:archiv@magdeburg.de

Sources
Central Registry Archives, Correspondence, 9 October 2002.

Tobias von Elsner, ‘Alles verbrannt? Die verlorenen Gemälde des Kaiser Friedrich Museums Magdeburg’, Magdeburger Museen, 1995, pp. 123-4. (Did Everything Burn? The Lost Paintings of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum in Magdeburg).

Magdeburg Municipal Archives <http://www.magdeburg.de/forschung.phtml>, accessed 17 July 2003.

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