Copy correspondence and papers re Möbelaktion

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 70520
1 Jan 1940 - 31 Jan 1958
Level of Description
  • German
EHRI Partner

Biographical History

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A report dated 22 July 1958, filmed at the beginning of the collection, states that the material was gathered under the supervision of J.J. Jacobson of the American Joint Distribution Committee in Paris.

The systematic theft of Jewish property began with the ransacking of Jewish lodges, libraries and archives. Then it was ordered that all art works in Jewish hands throughout Europe be confiscated and dispatched to Germany in special trains. Finally the homes of Jews deported to the East were plundered.

The copy correspondence and papers in this collection document all the above aspects of Jewish expropriation.


Donor: United Restitution Organisation

Scope and Content

This collection of copy documents deals with every aspect of the expropriation of Europe's Jewish population by the Nazis, in what was described as the Möbelaktion

United Restitution Organisation report outlining the Nazi confiscation of Jewish property between 1940 and 1944 in France, Belgium and Holland, 22 July 1958
5 pages

Copy correspondence and papers from various Nazi authorities detailing the expropriation of Jewish communities
147 pages

System of Arrangement

They were gathered chronologically together in one volume and paginated.

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Conditions Governing Reproduction

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