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Holocaust Studies

History Vault: Nazi Looted Art and Assets - Collection Contents

The History Vault: Nazi Looted Art and Assets: Records on the Post-World War II Restitution Process, 1942-1998 documents collection 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, and efforts by the U.S. and other Allied Powers to prevent the secreting of Axis assets. On the topic of looted art, the documents primarily relate to negotiations and litigation for return of items to legitimate owners.

The contents of the History Vault are as follows: