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Private individuals can hand in looted art in the Oldenburg region

Date 2017.03.15

Old­en­burg State Mu­se­um for Art and Cul­tur­al His­to­ry, Stadt­mu­se­um Old­en­burg and Schloss­mu­se­um Jev­er are of­fer­ing fam­i­lies in the Weser-Ems re­gion the op­por­tu­ni­ty to hand in heir­looms that they know are, or sus­pect to be, Jew­ish prop­er­ty seized by the Nazis. The items can be hand­ed in at any of the three mu­se­ums.

The aim of the ini­tia­tive is to fa­cil­i­tate the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and han­dover of loot­ed art, store sub­mit­ted items ap­pro­pri­ate­ly and ex­hib­it them in or­der to ob­tain in­for­ma­tion on their past own­ers and trace their de­scen­dants.

The Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion al­so ad­vis­es pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als, pri­vate­ly fund­ed or­ga­ni­za­tions and com­pa­nies, and of­fers fi­nan­cial sup­port for prove­nance re­search projects, pro­vid­ed the search for Nazi-con­fis­cat­ed prop­er­ty is in ac­cor­dance with the Wash­ing­ton Prin­ci­ples and the Joint Dec­la­ra­tion.