News & Updates

Handbook on Judaica Provenance Research: Ceremonial Objects

The Handbook provides guidance on tracing Judaica objects that were looted or displaced during the 20th century, especially during World War II.

Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act

The 2018 bill requires the State Department to investigate the extent to which endorsees of the Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets and Related Issues are meeting their pledges.

JDCRP Pilot Project Announcement

The pilot project is testing the feasibility of creating a comprehensive database of Jewish-owned objects of art looted by the National Socialists and their allies between 1933 and 1945.

European Parliament Passes Resolution to Identify and Recover Looted Art

The resolution calls on the European Union and its Member States to establish practices to identify and recover works of art and cultural goods such as books, manuscripts, and ritual items looted during war.

Archives of Nazi Records: The Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR)

The Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) was the main Nazi agency responsible for looting Jewish-owned cultural valuables in Nazi-occupied countries as well as plundering libraries, archives and Judaica.

Resources for Research

The Claims Conference /WJRO has compiled resources for research to provide assistance to experts engaged in issues concerning cultural plunder during the Holocaust, individual and family claimants and the general public.