On the Track of the Provenance of Nazi Looted Judaica

Exlibris von David Philipson UB Potsdam
Source: UB Potsdam

Provenance Resarch at the University Library

From 2014 until summer 2018 the research project examines Judaica in the collection of the Potsdam University Library in order to determine the provenance of books, that were potentially looted by the Nazis. The project is funded by the foundation Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste.

The research findings are documented in the database Looted Cultural Assets.

More information can be found on the project's website, here.

Several books have already been returned to the descendants of their former owners. One of this restitutions even made it into The Jerusalem Post. Another restitution story can be found in the university magazine Portal (2/2018) (in German).

Exlibris von David Philipson UB Potsdam
Source: UB Potsdam