Bureau Central des Restitutions
The Central Bureau of Restitution was created in Berlin in 1946 to coordinate claims made to the American, British and Russian zones of the Allied occupation government. The book published in 1947 records these claims but was soon out of date. About one third of the objects listed have been restituted, many of them even before the volumes were published. The book and its subsequent appendixes contain an introduction, alphabetical index and table of contents in four languages: French, German, Russian and English. The book includes images and is organized by medium and by genre of works.
Volume 1: Industrial material, 1947.
Supplement to vol. 1, 1948.
Second supplement to vol. 1, 1949.
Volume 2: Paintings, tapestries and sculptures, 1947.
Supplement to vol. 2, 1948.
Second supplement to vol. 2, 1949.
Volume 3: Furniture, 1948.
Supplement to vol. 3, 1948.
Second supplement to vol. 3, 1949.
Volume 4: Silver, ceramics, precious objects, 1948.
Supplement to vol. 4, 1948.
Second supplement to vol. 4, 1949.
Volume 5: Transport material, 1948.
Supplement to volume 5, 1949.
Second supplement to vol. 5, 1950.
Volume 6: Movable property, 1948.
Supplement to vol. 6, 1948.
Second supplement to vol. 6, 1948.
Volume 7: Archives, manuscripts and rare books, 1948.
Supplement to vol. 7, 1948.
Volume 8: Jewellery, 1949.
Bureau Central des Restitutions, Répertoire des biens spoliés en France pendant la Guerre 1939-1945, 8 vols., Berlin, 1947.
N.H. Yeide, K. Akinsha, A. L. Walsh (eds), AAM Guide to Provenance Research, Washington, 2001, pp.115-117.
The eight volumes listed above correspond to the holdings at the British Museum.
British Library public catalogue online:
<http://blpc.bl.uk/>, accessed 19 November 2003.