International Research: Nazi-Era Cultural Property

Suggested Search Terms and Concepts

These are lists of common terms and concepts that researchers are likely to encounter when searching through the international repositories. These terms are frequently found in the records, but do not reflect all potential search terms or concepts. Each institution has provided a list of search terms in the national language of the institution.


English (U.S.) German
Repository Ablage/Lagerstätte
ALIU [Art Looting Investigation Unit] ALIU
Allied Control Authority Alliierte Kontrollbehörden
Allied Control Council Alliierter Kontrollrat
Alt Aussee Alt Aussee
Claims Ansprüche/Schäden
Offenbach Archival Depot Archivdepot Offenbach
Archives Archive
Aryanization Arisierung
Auctions Auktion
Auction House Auktionshaus
Receipts Beleg
Berchtesgaden Berchtesgaden
Confiscation Beschlagnahme
Property Cards Beseitzkarten
Property Card Besitzkarte
Library (libraries) Bibliothek/Bücherei
Fine Arts Bildende Künste
Books Bücher
Carinhall Carinhall
Consolidated Interrogation Report [CIR] CIR
Monuments Denkmäler
Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives [MFA&A] Denkmäler
Detailed interrogation Report [DIR] DIR
Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg [ERR] Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg [ERR]
Degenerate Art Entartete Kunst
ERR [Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg] ERR [Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg]
Flakturm Flakturm
Photograph Fotographie
External Assets Fremdvermögen
Gallery, Galleries Gallerie, Gallerien
Intelligence Geheimdienst
Painting Gemälde
Goering Goering
Gold Gold
Hitler Hitler
Dealers Händler
Internal Restitution Interne Restitution
Interzonal Exchange Interzonale Austausch
Inventories Inventare
Inventory Card Inventarskarte
Jeu de Paume Museum Jeu de Paume Museum
Jewish Property Jüdisches Vermögen
Control Council Kontrollrat
Cultural property Kulturbesitz
Cultural Objects Kulturgüter
Art Looting Kunstraub
Art Looting Investigation Unit Kunstraub Untersuchungs-einheit
Artists (Artist) Künstler
Linz Museum Linzer Museum
Linz collection Linzer Sammlung
Mansucripts Manuskript/Hand-schrift
Merkers Merkers
MFA&A [Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives] MFA&A
Museum Museum
Music Musik
Musical Musikal
Neuschwanstein [Schloss Neuschwanstein] Neuschwanstein [Schloss Neuschwanstein]
Sculpture Plastik/Skulptur
Provenance Provenienz
Looting Raub/Plünderung
Looted Art Raubkunst/Beute-kunst
Law (Laws) Recht/Gesetz
Reparation Reparation
American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas [Roberts Commission] Roberts Kommission
Roberts Commission [American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas] Roberts Kommission [American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas]
Restitution Rückgabe
Safehaven Safehafen
Salt Mines (Salt Mine) Salzbergwerk(e)
Collectors Sammler
Collections Sammlungen
Schenker Company Schenker Spedition
Jewelry Schmuck
Black Market Schwarzer Markt
Shipment [Shipment Receipts] Sendung/Schiffs-ladung [Lieferbeleg]
Blocking Sperrung
Assets Vermögen
Property Control Vermögenskontrolle
Interrogation Vernehmung
Central Collecting point Zentraler Sammelpunkt
Marburg Central Collecting Point Zentraler Sammelpunkt Marburg
Munich Central Collecting Point Zentraler Sammelpunkt München
Wiesbaden Central Collecting Point Zentraler Sammelpunkt Wiesbaden
Targets Ziele
Vesting Übertragung
English (U.K.)
Aachen
Advance Reparation Deliveries
Ahnenerbe
Alfred Rosenberg
Allied Commission for Austria
Allied Expeditionary Force
Allied Kommandatura Berlin
Allied High Commission for Germany
Alt Aussee
American Commission for the Protection of Artistic and Historic Monuments in Europe
American Council of Learned Societies
Amsterdam Art Society
Anglo-Jewish Association
Antiques
Archive
Art
Artist
Art Objects
Austria
Axis
Axis Victims League
Assets
Beaux Arts
Behr, Kurt Von
Belgium
Belongings
Berlin
Board of Review
Board of Deputies of British Jews
Bonds
Book
Booty
Boymans Museum, Rotterdam
British Museum
Brueghel
Buende
Bunjes Papers
Business
Carpet
Central British Fund for Jewish Relief
Central Collecting Point
Cézanne
Chagall
Chateau
China
Churchill, Winston
Claim
Claimant
Client
Coins
Collecting Point
Commission for the Protection and Restitution of Cultural Materials
Company
Concentration Camp
Conference of Allied Ministers of Education
Control Commission for Germany
Control Commission for Austria
Control Office for Germany and Austria
Convention for the Protection of Historic Buildings and Works of Art in Time of War
Cooper, Douglas
Cranach
Credit
Cultural Objects
Cultural Property
Currency
Custodian
Damage
Dealer
Debt
Delivery
Denkmalpflege
Depository
Devisenschutzkommando [Foreign currency control]
Directorate of Civil Affairs
Dispossessed
Dispossession
Drawing
Dresden
Duerer
Durer
Enemy
Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg
Err
European Advisory Council
Export
Faience
Far Eastern Commission
Federation of Persecutees of the Nazi Regime
Firm
Fischer, Theodore
Florence
France
Freeze
Fuehrer
Fuehrermuseum
Furniture
Gemaeldegalerie
General Order
German Restitution Office
Germany
Ghent
Goering, Hermann
Goudstikker
Grothe, Walter
Haberstock, Karl
Hesse, Philipp Von
Heydt, Edmund Von Der
Historic Building
Historic Site
Hitler, Adolf
Hofer, Walter Andreas
Holland
Import
Inter-allied Declaration against Acts of Dispossession Committed in Territories under Enemy Occupation and Control [Inter-Allied Declaration against Axis Looting]
Inter-allied Reparations Agency
Intergovernmental Study Group on Germany
Italy
Japan
Jewellery
Jewels
Jewish
Jewish Restition Successor Organisation
Jewish Trust Corporation
Karinhall
Kesselring, Albert
Klee
Kultur
Kunst
Kunsthalle
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Kunstschutz
Laender
Land
Leonardo
Liaison Officer
Library
Linz
List
Loire
London
Loot
Lord Macmillan
Loss
Louvre
Macmillan Committee
Mann, James G.
Mannheimer Collection
Maps
Market
Masterpieces
Matisse
Memling
Metternich, Franz Wolff
Michelangelo
Miedel, Alois
Minden
Ministry of Supply
Misappropriation
Monet
Monte Cassino
Monuments
Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives
Muehlmann, Dr Kajetan
Museum
Mussolini, Benito
National Gallery
Netherlands
NSDAP
Occupied Territory
Old Masters
Ornaments
Overseas Reconstruction Committee
Painting
Paris
Pau
Pétain, Henri
Picasso
Picture
Pinakothek
Poland
Porcelain
Posse, Hans
Possessions
Post-Hostilities Planning Sub-Commission
Prague
Prints
Property
Property Rights
Provenance
Raphael
Reconstruction Commission
Reichsbank
Relics
Rembrandt
Renoir
Reparation
Reparations, Deliveries and Restitution Division
Repository
Reproduction
Restitution
Restitution Law
Restitution Mission
Restoration
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Ribbentrop, Joachim Von
Roberts Commission
Rome
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Rothschild Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Rubens
Safehaven
Schenker Papers
Schloss
Sculpture
Secretary of State for War
Securities
Seizure
Seyss-Inquart, Arthur
Shaef
Silver
Sourches
Spiridon
SS
Stalin, Joseph
Steering Committee
Stocks
Stout, George
Tanzenberg Library
Tapestries
Tate Gallery
Textile
Theft
Titian
Trade
Trading with the Enemy Department
Transfer
Treasure
Trophies
Tuscany
Uffizi
Unidentified Property
UK
United Nations
United Restitution Office
US
USSR
Utikal, Gerhard
Valland, Rose
Valuables
Van Gogh
Vatican
Vaucher Commission
Vaucher, Paul
Vermeer
Victoria and Albert Museum
Villa
Voss, Hermann
Wallace Collection
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne
Ward-Perkins, J. B.
War Loss and Damage Register
Warsaw
Washington
Watercolour
Watteau
Wehrmacht
Wildenstein Collection
Woolley, Leonard
Works of Art
World Jewish Congress
Yugoslavia
Ziegler, Adolf
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