Holocaust Memorial Museum co-hosted the Washington Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets in whcih delegations from forty-four governments and thirteen non-governmental organizations participated. Though the conference addressed various issues related to the confiscation of assets by the Nazis during the Holocaust , the principal issue was looted art and the conference achieved a substantial degree of consensus on a set of principles dealing with looted art. These principles include encouraging research into the provenance and identification of art, calling for these findings to be publicized, urging the establishment of a central computerized registry linking all Holocaust-era art-loss databases and encouraging alternative dispute-resolution strategies.
In Germany , the government subsequently established the Lost Art Database to serve as a central office for the documentation of lost cultural property which as a result of Nazi persecution were relocated, moved or seized, especially from Jewish owners. In January , a court ruling stated that Austria must return five paintings by world renowned artist Gustav Klimt to the heirs of a Jewish family from whom the paintings were stolen during the Nazi occupation in Austria.
The paintings had been housed and displayed for decades in the Belvedere castle gallery in Vienna. In November , German authorities announced the discovery of a trove of about 1, artworks confiscated by the Nazis. The art was unearthed nearly two years prior in a Munich apartment belonging to the son of Hildebrand Gurlitt, one of Goering's specially approved art dealers commissioned to liquidate degenerate art, but was not announced at the time to allow for the building of a provenance investigation.
In order to ensure that all art makes its way back to the rightful owners, as a part of the report the Claims Conference and the WJRO suggested that an "International Association of Provenance Researchers" be formed in order to assist museums in evaluating their collections and making certain that no stolen art is included.
The implementation of this association will allow standards to be created for stolen art evaluation, provide assistance and training for art professionals, and generally provide another avenue for effective communication and cooperation between museum staff around the world. Altogether, researchers believe that the Nazis looted approximately 4, works from the Mosse collection. The sculpture, which depicts three angels floating on clouds surrounding a sleeping infant Jesus, had once belonged to German Jewish Industrialist Ernst Saulmann and his wife Agathe.
The couple fled Germany in and their land, businesses and belongings were confiscated by the Nazis. Although they survived the camps and were rescued, they both died shortly after the war.
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