Provenance Research :

Nazi Looted Books in the Berlin Academy Library - NS-Raubgut in der Berliner Akademiebibliothek March 2013

March 2013: A report on the provenance research project into Nazi looted books in the Library of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities has been published. Written by Sandra Butte and Stefan Wiederkehr, it has the title "... as there are no funds in order to buy books“, and shows how the Academy Library availed itself of the opportunity to acquire 'free' books to expand its stocks in the Nazi period. It also acquired large numbers of looted books in the early post-war period through dealers and others. For full details and to read the report, click here.