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