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World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions

National Archives and Records Administration: Holocaust-Era Assets: Records and Research

Provided by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) this site offers information on both primary and secondary sources related to the history of assets stolen from Jews and other dispossessed peoples by the Nazi regime and its allies. The primary offering in the first category is an online version of the NARA's recent 1,200-page final edition of its A Finding Aid to Records at the...
Lost Art Internet Database

Launched on April 10, the Lost Art Internet Database is a collaborative project of the Federal Government of Germany and its Federal States ("Lander"). The site "registers cultural goods which were transported or stolen because of persecution, especially of Jewish citizens, as a result of World War II or as a result of National Socialism." At the site users can currently conduct simple or advanced...
Enemy Property Claims Assessment Panel (EPCAP)

One of several such initiatives in recent years, this site from the UK government hosts a database of some 30,000 records of bank accounts and other property held in the UK by residents of countries classed as "belligerent enemies" (e.g., Germany) and "technical enemies" (Nazi-occupied countries) that were confiscated by the British government during the war. Individuals who were victims of...
Provenance in the World War II Era, 1933-1945

"Provenance is the history of ownership of an artwork or other artifact and provides important information about the attribution (determination of authorship) of the object." The Smithsonian Institution is doing time-consuming detective work to determine if certain objects in their collections were wrongfully taken during World War II by Nazis. Clicking on "What is Provenance Research?" at the...