Database of art plundered by the Nazis

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Adolf Hitler’s Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) was a Nazi agencies engaged in the plunder of cultural valuables in Nazi-occupied countries during the Second World War. During 1940-1944, the looted art from French Jewish and a number of Belgian Jewish collections was brought to the Jeu de Paume in Paris for processing by the ERR Sonderstab Bildende Kunst or “Special Staff for Pictorial Art.” A new online database allows access to more than 20,000 art objects taken from Jews in German-occupied France and in Belgium. The database is a detailed record of a small but important part of the vast seizure of cultural property that was integral to the Holocaust.

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