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13 Sep 2013 - Nazi looted book collection

Nazi looted book collection

The Municipal Library of Nuremberg (Stadtbibliothek im Bildungscampus Nürnberg) is housing as a permanent loan from the Jewish Community of Nuremberg (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Nürnberg) a remarkable collection of looted books.

The collection of about 9,000 prints was forcibly taken from persecuted Jews, freemasons, priests and other groups victimised by the Nazis between 1933 to 1945. This collection, today known as the ‘Collection IKG / Sammlung IKG’ (Sammlung der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde), was found at the end of the Second World War in the editorial offices of the infamous anti-Semitic periodical ‘Der Stürmer’ with some material in the private residence of Julius Streicher at Cadolzburg near Fürth.

In the search for the previous owners of these books, the Municipal Library of Nuremberg has published a list of 1,390 names of individuals or statutory corporations and institutions from 300 towns all over Europe. A noteworthy number of books has already been restituted - on  a pro bono basis - to their former owners or legal successors from Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Switzerland and the United States of America.

Readers are invited to search the lists below, which are sorted according to names and to places:

Die aktuelle Suchliste der Vorbesitzer sortiert nach Namen / the current search-list sorted by names:
http://www.nuernberg.de/imperia/md/stadtbibliothek/dokumente/suchliste_name-2013.pdf

Die aktuelle Suchliste der Vorbesitzer sortiert nach Orten / the current search-list sorted by places:
http://www.nuernberg.de/imperia/md/stadtbibliothek/dokumente/suchliste_ort-2013.pdf

Weitere Informationen zur Sammlung der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde unter / Read more about the Collection IKG: http://www.nuernberg.de/internet/stadtbibliothek/sammlungikg.html?pk_campaign=stadtbibliothek&pk_kwd=altbestaende_sammlungikg.html