The German Lost Art Foundation is offering a new service: it has established a contact and information point (Help Desk) in Berlin for enquiries about cultural assets seized in the national socialist era, which will be available to victims and their descendants from January 1, 2020.
The Help Desk will offer victims of the NS regime and their descendants advice and assistance in matters relating to Nazi-looted art. It is intended as a low-threshold first and central point of contact in Germany and is aimed in particular at residents from abroad who may be unfamiliar with German practices, especially with regard to cultural federalism. The Help Desk will assist with initial steps and provide further contacts and information. Staff will also be happy to facilitate contact with museums and other institutions.
Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste, Außenstelle
Dr. Susanne Meyer-Abich
Director "Help Desk"
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 34 65 542 49
Telefax: +49 (0)391 727 763 6
The Help Desk is staffed five days per week, with general telephone availability offered at regular hours: Monday to Thursdays 14h to 18h (Berlin time) and by appointment, via e-mail any time