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Nazi-Looted Artefacts to be Published in an International Online Archive

New search engine online designed to help families recover their Nazi-looted goods.

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: May 6th, 2011 in Culture » Society » News

Nazi-Looted Artefacts to be Published in an International Online Archive

An international research web portal is now available, providing public access to a concise collection of records pertaining to Nazi-confiscated cultural property. The first of its kind, this was a collaborative project between national archives and organizations from the U.K., France, Germany, Belgium, Ukraine and the United States.

“It’s a privilege to be involved in this unique global collaboration -- working together with leading archives throughout the world to make these records more accessible on an international scale.By digitizing and linking archival records online, researchers will be able to piece together the stories of what became of cultural objects, be they books, paintings, sculpture, jewellery or any other stolen artefacts from evidence fragmented across borders and languages,” said Oliver Morley, Chief Executive and Keeper of the National archives of the United Kingdom.

“We are very pleased to be part of this extremely important project which will help researchers and families in identifying, documenting and recovering looted cultural property. For the first time in searching for the many thousands of still missing objects it will be possible to trace their fate online through these records which provide the names of victims, perpetrators, artists and works of art. The records and history they represent have never been made internationally available before and this project represents a major step forward in international cooperation to help resolve these long outstanding issues,” said Anne Webber, co-chair of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe.

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration will host the web portal. To peruse the archive, visit: www.archives.gov/research/holocaust/international-resources/index.html

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