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Sites of looted or missing artworks

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AUSTRIA

On 3 July 2007 the Austrian National Fund launched the English version of its art database containing many hundreds of looted objects in Austrian public collections.  Click here to visit it. 

GERMANY

On 1 August 2007 the German Finance Ministry published an online catalogue in German of 100 art objects looted by the Nazis and in the Ministry's possession. Click here to visit it.  

ISRAEL

On 23 August 2007 the Israel Museum Jerusalem published an online catalogue of c 1,300 looted paintings, drawings and Judaica.  Click here to visit it. 

RUSSIA

On 7 February 2008 Rosokhran-Kultura, the Russian Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography, announced the publication online in Russian only of over 46,000 missing artworks, 3,500 rare books and 1.1 missing archive files believed taken by the Nazis and thought to be in Europe and the USA. Thirteen printed volumes provide the details in English.  Click here to visit the publication.

GERMAN HISTORICAL MUSEUM

In 2008, the German Historical Museum in Berlin published an online catalogue of Hitler's famous Linz Collection. 
Hitler bought and stole the artworks between the mid 1930s and 1945 with the aim of exhibiting the collection in a museum in Linz, Austria.  After the war, the Alies photographed and catalogued each of the 4,731 pieces, including paintings and sculptures as well as furniture and works in porcelain.  In the six decades since, the works have been scattered, distributed to museums in Germany and across Europe or returned to their original owners.  The collection appears online, in German only, with information about the original owner and current location of each work of art, when available, and is fully searchable.  Click here to visit the catalogue. 

 

 

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