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American Association of Museums

The Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal
The Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal:
List of participating museums, including The Jewish Museum, New York

Association of Art Museum Directors
Report of the Association of Art Museum Directors Task Force on the Looting of Art During the Nazi/World War II Era
Website and press releases:

National Archives and Records Administration
International Research Portal:
The International Research Portal is a collaboration of national and other archival institutions with records that pertain to Nazi-Era cultural property. The portal links researchers to archival materials consisting of descriptions of records and, in many cases, digital images of the records that relate to cultural property that was stolen, looted, seized, forcibly sold, or otherwise lost during the Nazi-era.

Holocaust Era Related Resources, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
Provenance Index Databases:

United States Holocaust Museum Library

New York State
Organizations dealing with claims, Holocaust restitution information, and searchable lists.

European Resources

International Foundation of Art Research
IFAR is a not-for-profit educational and research organization that offers impartial and authoritative information on authenticity, ownership, theft, and other artistic, legal, and ethical issues concerning art objects.

Lost Art Internet Database
A joint project by the Federal Government of Germany and the federal states of Germany, the Lost Art Internet Database facilitates the registration of cultural assets that were relocated, transported, or confiscated as a result of persecution during World War II and the Nazi period, and which lists more than 2,200 looted artworks.

Cultural Plunder by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg: Database of Art Objects at the Jeu de Paume
This database brings together the remaining registration cards and photographs produced by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) covering more than 20,000 art objects taken from Jews in German-occupied France and, to a lesser extent, in Belgium.

Catalogue des MNR
Musées Nationaux Récupération
Searchable index of over 2,000 works stolen from victims of the Holocaust, and in the custodianship of the national museums of France since 1949.
Exhibition of works restituted to the French government after WWII and now in the custodianship of the Musée national d'art moderne/ Cci MNR (Musées Nationaux Récupération) shown at the at Centre Georges Pompidou, April 9-21, 1997.

The National Archive, United Kingdom

Federal Archives, Berlin – Bundesarchiv

Ukrainian National Archives (TsDAVO)

Related Exhibitions

The Jewish Museum, New York
Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker
March 15, 2009 - August 02, 2009
This exhibition presents rarely-seen Old Master paintings collected by Jacques Goudstikker, a prominent Jewish art dealer in Amsterdam prior to World War II. In 1940, Goudstikker was forced to flee war-torn Europe. His gallery, which contained approximately 1,400 works of art, was looted by the Nazis. Recently his family reclaimed 200 paintings from the Dutch government; the finest of these works will be on view in this exhibition.

Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam
Looted, but from whom?
November 30, 2006 - February 25, 2007
Looted, but from whom? is an exhibition about art objects which were either acquired by forced sale or stolen from their Jewish owners by the Nazis during the Second World War. The fifty art objects on display in the Looted, but from whom? exhibition were chosen to illustrate the efforts of the Origins Unknown Agency.

Plan Your Visit

The Jewish Museum - 5th Avenue
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York NY 10128