The Claims Conference 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.

last updated February 2024


While serving in the US Army, Metropolitan Museum of Art curator James Rorimer supervises American GIs carrying paintings down the steps of the Neuschwanstein Castle in southern Germany in May of 1945. National Archives, provided by the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, Dallas. 

Processing of looted cultural property in one of the M-Aktion camps (either Austerlitz or Bassano), Paris, France. Bundesarchiv, B323/311. 

A map showing the activities of the ERR in occupied Europe. Yad Vashem, archival signature: 368.

A woman walks past artworks at the exhibition "Gurlitt: Status Report. An Art Dealer in Nazi Germany" during a media preview at Martin-Gropius Bau in Berlin, Germany, September 13, 2018.  (accessed 3 February 2023)

Bardejov Jewish Community, Slovakia. Private collection.

Jewish books and books in Hebrew at YIVO, Vilna, Poland. Yad Vashem, archival signature: 368.