Press Release nr99-10
Press Release · Monday, October 5, 1998

Washington, DC

Press Release
October 5, 1998
National Archives Hosts Symposium on Records and Research Relating to Holocaust-Era Assets

College Park, MD. . . The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will host a symposium on "Records and Research Relating to Holocaust-Era Assets" on December 4, 1998, at its College Park facility. This day-long symposium will address the many facets of Holocaust-era assets. The symposium is open to the public. A registration fee of $75 includes the keynote address, the panel discussions, and lunch. The working press is invited to attend.

Included among the topics explored by 15 panels of experts will be discussions about looted art; the looted gold reports produced by the Swiss, American, and British governments, as well as that by the World Jewish Congress; unpaid and unclaimed insurance policies; foreign dormant accounts and other heirless assets; dormant accounts and other assets in the United States; archives and other sources for journalists; NARA records relating to financial and legal issues, and intelligence, military, and diplomatic matters; wartime trade between the Axis and neutral countries; and refugees. Speakers include U.S. and foreign government representatives, academics, and world renowned art experts.

Registration begins at 8 A.M. The symposium will end at 5 P.M. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. Checks or money orders for the registration fee of $75 should be made out to: National Archives Trust Fund (NATF) and mailed to: Attn: Ms. Damishia Foster, Textual Archives Services Division (NWCT) -Room 2600, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001.

For updated information on conference sessions, please check the National Archives web page at: or contact the symposium organizing committee by e-mail at:

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.


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