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Title
The Project for the Documentation of Wartime Cultural Losses (The Documentation Project)


Description 
The Documentation Project was created to collect and make available information on works of art, archives, and other types of cultural property displaced as a consequece of war. The major focus of research is the World War II period. The primary aim of the Documentation Project is to publish the results of its research and make it available on the internet, where appropriate.

The site reproduces:

  • Original wartime photographs of looted works of art in the Jeu de Paume, the Nazi repository for confiscated works of art in Paris.
  • An original list of art objects exhibited at the Jeu de Paume selected for the collection of Hitler in 1941.
  • An original list of objects made available to Göring.
  • A Nazi list of seized Jewish art collections.
  • The complete text of the Art Looting Investigation Unit Final Report, 1 May 1946, which was produced by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in 1945 and 1946. It contains lists of individuals involved in the looting of Europe, interviews with those who organised and took part in the looting and reviews of captured documents.
  • The complete text of the Russian Law on Cultural Property Displaced to the U.S.S.R. as a Result of World War II, 15 April 1998.
  • The complete text of the Foreign Economic Administration's Looted Art in Occupied Territories, Neutral countries and Latin America: Preliminary Report, 5 May 1945 .
  • Source
    The Project for the Documentation of Wartime Cultural Losses (The Documentation Project) < http://docproj.loyola.edu> accessed 22 November 2002

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