Restitution of Holocaust-Era Assets: A Bibliography of Government Documents

by Sciacca, Gillian

Abstract (Summary)
This bibliography addresses the issue of assets stolen from or subsequently denied to victims of the Holocaust and their heirs, as represented by the documentation provided by government resources. As such, it accrues the disparate media documenting the issue of Holocaust-era restitution: the details of original looting and restitution actions, as well as actions taken in the last sixty years that have caused it to become a controversial topic in our contemporary society. Forty government documents were located, evaluated for content, and annotated. Formats include Congressional Hearings, Public Law, Military Histories, and records from the Presidential Advisory Committee on Holocaust Assets. An introduction provides context for the documents, which represent how and why assets were stolen, what happened to them following in the aftermath of World War II, and the subsequent barriers to appropriate restitution that led to current lawmaking on Holocaust victims’ behalf. This bibliography is meant to be used by researchers with an interest in the looting and restitution of fine art, financial assets, or gold by the Nazi Party, originally taking place between 1933 and 1945.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Michael Van Fossen

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:holocaust jewish 1939 1945 – reparations bibliography for historical injustices and art government publications


Date of Publication:04/05/2007

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