New resource for Nazi-looted art

2010-10-18 07:58

Holocaust survivors and their relatives can now search a free

online database of more than 20 000 art objects stolen from Jews by the Nazis in

Germany-occupied France and Belgium from 1940 to 1944.

The database is a joint project of the New York-based Conference of

Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and the United States Holocaust Memorial

Museum in Washington DC.

The groups say the database is unusual because it’s built around

Nazi-era records that were digitised and rendered searchable and shows what was

seized and from whom.

The Nazis stripped hundreds of thousands of artworks from Jews

during World War II in one of the most biggest cultural raids in history.?

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