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Nuremberg and Franconia art heirs

Nuremberg and Franconia art heirs

The AJR has received the following notice from the Commission for Looted Art in Europe in connection with their search for the heirs of 115 former residents of Nuremberg and Franconia:

The Nuremberg Municipal Library has in its collection approximately 10,000 confiscated books illegally taken from Jews and other victims of Nazi persecution. The Library has been carrying out provenance research and has so far identified 115 Jewish former owners whom it wishes to trace. The 115 former owners were residents of Nuremberg and Franconia and the Library has compiled a list including their names, addresses and occupations.

The London-based Commission for Looted Art in Europe and its sister organisation, the Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property 1933-1945, have published an online list of former owners on their website

The Commission, which can be contacted as below, will provide free assistance and guidance to any heirs and descendants to enable restitution. All details are on the webpage above.

Jennifer Anderson
Commission for Looted Art in Europe
76 Gloucester Place
London W1U 6HJ
T: +44 (0)20 7487 3401
F: +44 (0)20 7487 4211