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Advisory Commission on the return of cultural property seized as a result of Nazi persecution, especially Jewish property

The independent Advisory Commission on the return of cultural property seized as a result of Nazi persecution, especially Jewish property, was established in 2003 by the Federation, Länder and national associations of local authorities to mediate in case of disputes over the restitution of Nazi-confiscated cultural property.

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Newsletter, September 2022 - N°14

EDITORIAL Taking on historical responsibility
NEWS 70 Years of Holocaust Compensation and Restitution; transfer. Journal for Provenance Research and the History of Collection; Meeting CIVS / Advisory Commission, Berlin 1 July 2022; New entries online: Lexicon of Austrian Provenance Research; New Recommendation: The Dutch State Restitutes Coecke van Aelst Drawing to Feldmann Heirs; Dutch Restitutions Committee’s 2021 Annual Report; New Independent Colonial Collections Restitutions Committee
REPORTS Report on Austria’s activities on the occasion of the 4th international Provenance Research Day; Report on the “Restitution in the Post-War Period” workshop, 5 May 2022; Expropriated, restituted, marketed. How Austrian museums still make money with Nazi looted art; Never trust your dictionary: language, translation, and looted art; Restitution of “Jewish” silver plundered in 1939 ; Investigating what is not there; Seizing the Moment: The JDCRP Open-Source Digital Data Platform for  Nazi-Era Cultural Plunder; ZADIK Central Archive for German and International Art Market Studies – an  academic institute researching contexts in the art world; The OFP Project at the Brandenburgische Landeshauptarchiv in Potsdam
CASE STUDIES 5 books returned to the descendants of French politician Georges Mandel; On the return of a book from the library of Eugen Herz; “Souvenirs” from alien lands: Hans Abel`s “donation” to the Museum of Ethnology in Vienna
ADDENDUM Billions to break the silence (Reparations Agreement between Israel and the Federal Republic of Germany 1952)

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Press 03. December 2021

Supplementary Decision of the Advisory Commission in the case of the heirs of Felix Hildesheimer v. Hagemann Stiftung

The Advisory Commission on the return of cultural property seized as a result of Nazi persecution, especially Jewish property, unanimously decided at its last meeting to recommend that the Franz Hofmann and Sophie Hagemann Stiftung make a compensation payment in the amount of 285,000 Euro to the heirs of Felix Hildesheimer.

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