Klassik Stiftung Weimar discovers Nazi-confiscated assets of Jewish ownership and other Nazi victims
In a project funded by the German Lost Art Foundation, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar has identified cultural assets which were illegally seized from Jewish owners through Nazi persecution, along with several works confiscated from other victims of the Nazis.
In the past few years, a total of 68 such cases have been discovered. The works in question are books which originally belonged to libraries owned by political opponents of the Nazis, such as workers’ unions and the Social Democratic Party (SPD).
With the support of the German Lost Art Foundation, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar has been systematically investigating whether its collections contain Nazi-confiscated property.