Conference on “Provenance Research in the Northwest”: Comprehensive discussion on so-called “Holland Assets”
On 15 March 2016, Sophie Leschik, research associate in the Provenance Research Department at the German Lost Art Foundation, participated in a conference titled “Provenance Research in the Northwest” at the Museumdorf Cloppenburg. The conference brought all the project organisers in the region together to discuss common research issues and problems.
The research-based discussion primarily focussed on so-called “Holland Assets” which have been found on several occasions at public institutions in Lower Saxony. The term “Holland Assets” refers to the confiscated assets of deported Jews from the occupied regions of Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and France. The confiscated property was transported to several German cities by railway car between 1942 and 1944.