Help Desk for Enquiries about Nazi-looted Cultural Property

Since 1 January 2020 the German Lost Art Foundation includes a contact and information point (Help Desk) for enquiries about the looting of cultural assets in the Nazi era, based in the Berlin office. It was set up in particular with regard to victims of the seizure of cultural assets under the National Socialist regime and their descendants.

The Help Desk offers general advice and assistance on questions of seizure, provenance research, and fair and just solutions. It is an accessible point of contact – the first and only one in Germany – especially for those who live and work in other countries and require support, be it with regard to language or to navigating the structures of cultural institutions. The Help Desk provides assistance in first steps, establishes further contacts, and gives information. In addition, it offers general and impartial advice on options for resolution to institutions, current holders of potential Nazi-looted objects, and the art trade. The Help Desk does not offer legal advice.

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Deut­sches Zen­trum Kul­tur­gut­ver­lus­te, Au­ßen­stel­le
Dr. Su­san­ne Mey­er-Abich
Di­rec­tor Help Desk

Sey­del­stra­ße  18
10117 Ber­lin
Te­l: +49 (0) 30 2338493 85
E-mail: help­desk@kul­tur­gut­ver­lus­

The Help Desk is staffed five days per week, with e-mail avail­abil­i­ty of­fered any time.

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