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Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Schleswig-Holstein returns trophy

Date 2016.06.24

This week the Lan­desmu­se­um für Kun­st und Kul­turgeschichte Schleswig-Hol­stein re­turned the so called 'Zinn-Willkomm' - a kind of tro­phy – to the right­ful heirs of Mozes Mogro­bi. The for­mer di­rec­tor of the Lan­desmu­se­um, Ernst Sauer­mann, ac­quired the drink­ing ves­sel in 1942 from the Jew­ish art deal­er Mozes Mogro­bi from Am­s­ter­dam. Fol­low­ing the Nazi oc­cu­pa­tion of Hol­land, Mogro­bi’s busi­ness was tak­en over by a non-Jew­ish trust in ac­cor­dance with the Nurem­berg Race Laws. Mogro­bi, who died in Auschwitz in 1944, could no longer act freely as a busi­ness man af­ter 1941.

Since 2013, the Stiftung Schleswig-Hol­steinis­che Lan­desmuseen has been sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly ver­i­fy­ing the prove­nance of the col­lec­tions held by the Lan­desmu­se­um für Kun­st und Kul­turgeschichte. In one of the two-year re­search projects, its re­searchers in­ves­ti­gat­ed whether any of the Lan­desmu­se­um’s new ac­qui­si­tions be­tween 1933 and 1945 were Nazi con­fis­cat­ed prop­er­ty. The fol­low-up project that be­gan in Febru­ary 2016 is fo­cus­ing on ad­di­tions to the col­lec­tion af­ter 1945. Both projects have re­ceived re­search grants from the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion.

More in­for­ma­tion on the Web­site of the Lan­desmu­se­um für Kun­st und Kul­turgeschichte Schleswig-Hol­stein (on­ly Ger­man ver­sion)

Project de­scrip­tions (on­ly Ger­man ver­sion)