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Hamburg State and University Library (SUB) returns four books to Hermann Simon

Date 2016.03.02

Last week the Prove­nance Re­search De­part­ment at the Ham­burg State and Uni­ver­si­ty Li­brary (SUB) re­turned four books to Her­mann Si­mon. Si­mon heads the Fund­ing Com­mit­tee of the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion and is the found­ing di­rec­tor of the Cen­trum Ju­daicum in Berlin. On the ba­sis of a unique ex-lib­ris, the Prove­nance Re­search De­part­ment was able to iden­ti­fy the books as loot­ed prop­er­ty and trace the book­plate to Her­mann and Rose Si­mon. As their grand­son and heir, Her­mann Si­mon ac­cept­ed the vol­umes from the prove­nance re­searchers.
The resti­tu­tion is the re­sult of sev­er­al long-term projects con­duct­ed by the SUB to sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly in­ves­ti­gate its book col­lec­tions. The Bu­reau for Prove­nance Re­search (now the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion) sup­port­ed these ef­forts with 114,000 eu­ros in fund­ing over a pe­ri­od of four years.
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Vis­it the web­site of the Prove­nance Reasearch De­part­ment at the SUB Ham­burg (on­ly Ger­man ver­sion)

Project de­scrip­tion