Other Archival Projects

The Claims Conference/WJRO promote a number of other archival projects to further documentation of Holocaust-era looted art and cultural property.

Yerusha: The Claims Conference/WJRO cooperates with the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe in regard to its Yerusha project that aims to collect and encourage surveys of Jewish documentary heritage in Europe. Yerusha’s goal is to bring together primary sources beyond national boundaries in an attempt to discover new and relevant documents. Yerusha will eventually be an online portal of results of already completed surveys. More information may be found at: www.yerusha.eu/archives.

ProjectJudaica: The Claims Conference helps support ProjectJudaica, established in 1991, a joint venture between the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) in Moscow. Among its publications are archival surveys of the former Soviet Union, such as Jewish Documentary Sources in the Regional Archives of the Ukraine: A Guide (in Russian), edited and compiled by Efim Melamed (2009); Jewish Documentary Sources in Kiev Archives: A Guide (in Russian), edited by Efim Melamed and Mark Kupovetsky (2006); and Nazi-Looted Jewish Archives in Moscow: A Guide to Jewish Historical and Cultural Collections in the Russian State Military Archive, edited by Dr. David E. Fishman, Mark Kupovetsky, and Vladimir Kuzelenkov (2011). See: www.jtsa.edu/x15321.xml.

Grants to Holocaust-Related Archives: The Claims Conference is a major supporter of the archives of Yad Vashem, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and many other Holocaust-related archives worldwide. While grants made to these archives are for purposes far broader than documentation concerning looted art and cultural property, the sponsored activities are frequently relevant to cultural property concerns.