The Documentation Centre for Property Transfers
of the Cultural Assets of WWII Victims

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and investigating historical injustices

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Transferred to Reich Ownership. Documenting, identifying and restituting Nazi-looted cultural property.

Transferred to Reich Ownership. Documenting, identifying and restituting Nazi-looted cultural property.

The Documentation Centre for Property Transfers of the Cultural Assets of WWII Victims is organizing the 8th international conference on the expropriation of property during the Second World War, which takes place on 17–18 September 2024. The programme...Show detail

The Documentation Centre is a partner of the Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project

The Documentation Centre is a partner of the Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project

The Documentation Centre for Property Transfers of the Cultural Assets of WWII Victims is a proud partner of the Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project. The aim of this project with international representation is to create a central platform for archival...Show detail

Report by the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

Report by the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

The recently published report by the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany ranked the Czech Republic among the top seven countries that have made major progress in the field of research...Show detail

Preserving Memory. Holocaust in Monuments and Memorials in the Czech Republic

Preserving Memory. Holocaust in Monuments and Memorials in the Czech Republic

The Institute of Art History, CAS and National Heritage Institute are organising a conference entitled Preserving Memory. Holocaust in Monuments and Memorials in the Czech Republic. The aim of the conference is a professional evaluation of the topic...Show detail

RECLAIMED: a Family Painting

RECLAIMED: a Family Painting

In October 2023, the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles will open an exhibition entitled RECLAIMED: a Family Painting. The exhibition tells the story of three generations of the family of Czech entrepreneur and art collector Johann Bloch and documents their...Show detail

The Special plenary meeting of the ICOM National Committee Czech Republic

The Special plenary meeting of the ICOM National Committee Czech Republic

The Director of the Centre took part in the special plenary meeting of the ICOM National Committee Czech Republic held in the beautiful premises of the Museum of Czech Literature. In addition to the election of the new ICOM Board, the main topic was the...Show detail

New Director of the Center

New Director of the Center

The Documentation Center Administrative Board unanimously appointed Jana Jirásková as the new director of the organisation at their June meeting. Jirásková, the long-time deputy director of the Center, replaced Helena Krejčová, who was in charge...Show detail

Identified original owners

The fates of the original owners of the Nazi looted art

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Publications

The Collection of the Jew Josef Pollák . Deposit no. 1164 in The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.

The Collection of the Jew Josef Pollák . Deposit no. 1164 in The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.

The book deals with the family of the Jewish collector Josef Pollak and his collection of miniatures, porcelain, paintings, drawings and graphic works, which he transferred in the spring of 1939 as Deposit No. 1164 to the Museum of Decorative Arts in...Show detail

Identifying Features

Identifying Features

This brochure presents the typical markings, labels and tags that can be found on items originally belonging to Jewish owners from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia who were deported by the Nazis.Show detail

Jewish Property Transferred From Sychrov Castle to Other Locations

Jewish Property Transferred From Sychrov Castle to Other Locations

The Centre has published a catalog of items from the property of the WWII victims, transferred from Sychrov castle to other locations. The publication summarizes the fate of identified objects and presents short medallions of their original owners.Show detail