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Nazi Looted Art and Assets: Records on the Post-World War II Restitution Process - This module focuses on the diplomatic, legal and political maneuvering during and after World War II regarding German art looting in Europe, recovery of cultural objects dispersed during World War II, efforts by the U.S. and other Allied Powers to prevent the secreting of Axis assets, claims from victims for financial or property restitution from the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), other claims cases, and meeting minutes and background materials regarding the Tripartite Commission for the Restitution of Monetary Gold. On the topic of looted art, the documents primarily relate to negotiations and litigation for return of items to legitimate owners. Many missing art treasures surfaced in the U.S., usually when individuals attempted to sell items. Notable cases included paintings by Albrecht Durer, rare postage stamps, gold medals, and historic coins.
Subscribed collections include:
- American Indians and the American West
- American Politics and Society
- Civil Rights and Black Freedom Struggle
- International Relations, Military Conflicts
- Revolutionary War and Early America
- Southern Life & Slavery
- Women's Studies
- Workers, Labor Unions and Radical Politics