Written by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted, the preeminent expert on WWII displaced archives, Reconstructing the Record of Nazi Cultural Plunder: A Guide to the Dispersed Archives of the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) and the Postwar Retrieval of ERR Loot is funded by the Claims Conference. The Guide documents the current locations of all ERR records, details their contents, and provides links to online sources. The Guide also describes considerable documentation regarding the subsequent fate, postwar retrieval, and restitution of the ERR loot. A previous version sponsored by the Claims Conference was published under the title of Reconstructing the Record of Nazi Cultural Plunder: A Survey of the Dispersed Archives of the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) by the International Institute for Social History, whose own massive Amsterdam and Paris archival collections were plundered by the ERR and whose building on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam was used for the ERR headquarters in the Netherlands. The ERR Survey in its first edition was produced by the International Institute of Social History IISH-IISG, Amsterdam in 2010.
The following chapters are online available:
- Introduction: “Alfred Rosenberg and the ERR: The Records of Plunder and the Fate of Its Loot” (August 2015)Includes a summary table of contents and technical note for the entire Guide, with brief information on the archival sources worldwide.
- Chapter 1: Belgium (December 2016)
- Chapter 2: France (June 2017)
- Chapter 3: Germany (December 2019)
- Chapter 4: Israel (December 2015)
- Chapter 6: The Netherlands (December 2015)
- Chapter 10: United States of America (March 2015)
- Appendix 1: “French and Belgian Jewish Art Collections Processed by the ERR in the Jeu de Paume, 1940–1944: Correlation Tables for Archival Sources” (November 2019)