Website of the German Lost Art Foundation

Conference on “Provenance Research in the Northwest”: Comprehensive discussion on so-called “Holland Assets”

Date 2016.03.18

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.

Vis­it the web­site of the con­fer­ence"Prove­nance Re­search in the North­west" (on­ly Ger­man ver­sion)