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.


DZK_Lost-Art.mp4 (MP4, 153MB)

The film is avail­able for down­load free of charge. It may be used and dis­tribut­ed un­der the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 li­cense.

© Deut­sches Zen­trum Kul­tur­gut­ver­lus­te, bild­bad