Website of the German Lost Art Foundation

Lost Art Database

The Lost Art Database doc­u­ments cul­tur­al as­sets which were dis­placed or re­lo­cat­ed as a re­sult of the events of World War II, or – in the case of Jew­ish own­er­ship – items that were il­le­gal­ly con­fis­cat­ed by the Nazis un­der threat of per­se­cu­tion. The as­sess­ment of lost cul­tur­al as­sets is based on the Wash­ing­ton Prin­ci­ples of 1998, to which end Ger­many of­fi­cial­ly pledged to ful­fil its his­toric and moral obli­ga­tions in the Joint Dec­la­ra­tion in 1999. Please no­ti­fy us by e-mail at if you wish to re­port an item lost or found on the Lost Art Database.