Judaica – Overview
Facilitating restitution of Judaica plundered during the Holocaust is a priority for the Claims Conference/WJRO.
Handbook on Judaica Provenance Research: Ceremonial Objects
This online Handbook is meant to help museum staff, researchers, auctioneers, collectors, lawyers, private persons, dealers and other interested parties to trace Judaica objects that were looted or displaced during the 20th century, especially during World War II.
Descriptive Catalogue of Looted Judaica
The Catalogue presents a summary of the history of Nazi looting of Judaica and of Judaica restitution efforts after the war divided by 70 separate countries.
Claims Conference-WJRO Project to Catalogue Jewish Books in Croatia Looted in the Holocaust
During the Independent State of Croatia, books and libraries were confiscated from individual Jewish persons and handed over to the National and University Library in Zagreb, but without any listing.
Learn more about Judaica preservation projects the Claims Conference/WJRO supports
Images Chaplain Samuel Blinder examines one of the Torah scrolls stolen by the Einsatzstab Rosenberg and stored in the basement of the Institute for Research into the Jewish Question, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. National Archives and Records Administration. Salo Baron and members of the Synagogue Council of America depositing Torah scrolls in a grave at Beth El Cemetery, Paramus, New Jersey, 13 January 1952. Photograph by Fred Stein, collection of the American Jewish Historical Society, New York, USA. Confiscation of Jewish property. Yad Vashem, archival signature: 4613/1081. Jews wearing Jewish badges with the Star of David and the letter Z, Zagreb, Croatia. Yad Vashem, archival signature: 6315/7. Display of ritual synagogue textiles confiscated by the Nazis. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Photograph Number: 48738.