Holocaust-Era Assets

Military Agency Records RG 260

Theaters of Operations

Records of U.S. Occupation Headquarters, World War II (RG 260)
Office of Military Government, U.S. Zone (Germany) (OMGUS)

Foreign Exchange Depository Group

The origin of the Foreign Exchange Depository (FED) can be traced to a subsection of the Currency Section, Financial Branch, G-5 Division of the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), created on September 7, 1944. The primary function of the Currency Section was the receiving, holding, and supplying of occupation currency for Allied Armed Forces and for Military Government operations, but it was also empowered to act as a depository for, and to exercise control over, assets seized or impounded by Allied Military authorities. The Foreign Exchange Depository Field Unit was the Currency Section subsection created to serve as the safe depository. The first shipment of valuables was received at the FED on April 15, 1945. This treasure trove of assets was discovered at the Kaiseroda, or Merkers, salt mine, in Thuringia and consisted of gold bullion, gold and silver coin, platinum, jewelry, and various currencies. Also found was a large quantity of Schutzstaffel (SS) loot. Before the end of 1945, a total of 76 additional shipments of foreign exchange assets were received.

With the dissolution of SHAEF on July 14, 1945, the Currency Section was organized under the G-5 Division of the U.S. Forces, European Theater (USFET). On October 1, 1945, the Office of Military Government, U.S. Zone (OMGUS) recognized the Foreign Exchange Depository Field Unit as an independent agency within its Finance Division. The FED was responsible for the protection, custody, and inventorying of gold and silver bullion, coin, foreign currencies, securities and other assets; took custody and control of zonal currency reserves and allocated and delivered them to local banks as was required; maintained currency accounts; and undertook investigations of counterfeiting. The FED was organized into six sections: Executive, Administrative, Accounts and Reports, Claims, Currency, and Depository.

By early 1946, the operations of the Depository Section, namely the inventorying and examining of the seized assets, had completely stopped due to the lack of adequately qualified personnel. The assets of the Section were temporarily placed under "combat conditions" within the custody of the Currency Section in the name of the Commanding General, USFET. On April 1, 1946, the assets were formally returned to OMGUS, now called the Office of Military Government for Germany (U.S.).

When the OMGUS Finance Division was dissolved effective March 1, 1948, and the Office of Finance Adviser (OFA) was established, the Foreign Exchange Depository Field Unit became the Foreign Exchange Depository Group (FEDG). The FEDG provided banking and depository facilities to the Office of Chief of Finance, European Command for Army transactions requiring indigenous currency, and provided custodial facilities for valuables of German origin that came into the possession of the U.S. Army or Military Government pending disposition through reparations, restitution, return to German claimants, or delivery to successor custodian. Between 1946 and 1949, the FEDG received, stored, inventoried, and disbursed well over $500 million worth of loot and other valuables. Over the course of its development, the custodial, inventory, and accounting functions of the FEDG expanded to include Military Government Law 53 assets, Allied Military Marks, Military Government court fines, Military Payment certificates, Prisoner of War Payments, and assets seized by G-2 Censorship Division. Most assets were disposed by the end of August 1949.

The transition from military to civilian occupation administration was initiated by the Presidential appointment of the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany (HICOG), who assumed his duties on September 2, 1949. On September 3, the functions, personnel, equipment, and records of both the OFA and the Finance Division were transferred to the newly created Finance Division in the Office of Economic Affairs of HICOG, which assumed responsibility for the field of finance, including those of the FEDG. The transition was completed by September 21, the same day of the establishment of the Federal Republic of Germany. OMGUS was formally abolished on December 5, 1949.

Central Files, 1944–1950 (A1, Entry 588)

Arranged into two subseries: the first subseries is arranged chronologically by date of correspondences, and the second is arranged numerically according to the Foreign Exchange Depository file number system. The FED file number system is assigned by agency subsections: Executive Section (910.00), Administrative Section (920.00), Accounts and Reports Section (930.00), Claims Section (940.00), Currency Section (950.00), and Depository Section (960.00).

This series consists of correspondence, cables, memorandums, reports, inventory forms and cards, restitution claims, bar lists, shipping tickets, balance sheets, worksheets, interrogations, payment orders, vouchers, registers, and other records regarding the deposit and release of assets. Records of interest include "Gold Pot" delivery, including an inventory and analysis of gold bars used to generate the Howard Report; restitution of non-monetary assets to the International Refugee Organization (IRO); the investigation of the Melmer deliveries, including information on the distribution of looted Schutzstaffel (SS) gold; interrogations of Reichsbank officials, including Emil Puhl and Albert Thoms; and documentation of prisoners of war and concentration camp victim effects, including a list of individual saving account records from concentration camp victims (940.304) and lists of Dachau prisoners (940.4052).

This series is available on NARA Digital Publication DN1924, Disks 1-61

Miscellaneous Records Regarding Operations, Payments and Shipments, 1945–1948 (A1, Entry 589)

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series consists of cables, correspondence, reports, inventory lists, directives, payment orders, cash books, inventory cards, registers, vouchers, and other records relating to daily operations. Records of interest include shipment summaries for valuables received; a draft of the Merkers mine report; restitution files by country; standard operating procedures on transfer of non-monetary gold to the International Refugee Organization (IRO); and special inventory procedures on Schutzstaffel (SS) loot.

This series is available on NARA Digital Publication DN1924, Disks 61-64

Records Relating to Operations “Birddog” and “Doorknob,” 1948–1950 (A1, Entry 590)

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series consists of correspondence, reports, receipts, orders, directives, currency lists, waybills, shipping manifests (Army Ocean Manifests), container lists, loading instructions, vouchers, registers, inventories, worksheets, charts, schedules, and other records relating to shipments of deutsche mark notes to the Foreign Exchange Depository. Operations "Birddog" and "Doorknob" were code names given to the military mission of receiving, storing, and subsequently distributing new deutsche mark currency in connection with the currency reform of June 20, 1948, in the American, British, and French zones. The material relates mainly to the logistics, plans, and arrangements made for shipping newly minted notes.

This series is available on NARA Digital Publication DN1924, Disks 64-71

Records Relating to Shipments of Gold and Silver, 1945–1947 (A1, Entry 591)

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series consists of lists, ledger sheets, worksheets, tabulations, charts, and other records relating to shipments and deliveries of gold and silver to and from the depository. Documents of interest include reconciliation of the Howard Report with actual gold inventory in the FED, and materials pertaining to "Gold Pot" delivery.

This series is available on NARA Digital Publication DN1924, Disks 71-75

Records Relating to Tabulation and Classification of Deposits, 1945–1949 (A1, Entry 592)

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series consists of bar and shipping lists, inventory forms and worksheets, shipping tickets and receipts, reports, tally sheets, ledgers, tabulations, registers, and other records regarding the inventorying and tabulating of deposits of gold bars, coins, securities, cash, and other valuables. Records of interest include inventories of currencies held by the depository, arranged by country; diamonds restituted to the Netherlands; and assets compiled for the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees. Also included are documents pertaining to Hungarian restitution (Shipping Ticket No. 15) and assets refused by the Intergovernmental Refugee Organization (IRO) (Shipping Ticket No. 168).

This series is available on NARA Digital Publication DN1924, Disks 75-132

Inventory Forms of Assets Released, 1945–1947 (A1, Entry 593)

Arranged into two subseries: the first subseries is arranged alphabetically by companies, individuals, organizations, and government agencies; and the second is arranged by country.

This series consists of inventory forms for assets released by the depository. Included on the form is a description of the shipment, including quantity, type, classification, and other identifying information and an indication of the officials responsible for recording, approving, and inventorying the assets.

This series is available on NARA Digital Publication DN1924, Disks 132-135

Miscellaneous Registers, 1945–1949 (A1, Entry 594)

Arranged alphabetically by type of record.

This series consists primarily of bank and daily registers pertaining to military payment orders, prisoner of war payments, certificates of credit, and container and inventory tag control records.

This series is available on NARA Digital Publication DN1924, Disks 136-138

Records of the Currency Section Received from Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF), 1944–1945 (A1, Entry 595)

Arranged numerically by SHAEF correspondence control symbol (SHAEF/G-5/##/##).

This series consists of cables, correspondence, reports, orders, instructions, directives, receipts, balance sheets, and other records regarding operations prior to the defeat of Germany. The records include material regarding the discovery and confiscation of Schutzstaffel (SS) loot from Merkers mine; the disposition of and claims on property owned in Germany by Americans and to the ownership of property in general; currency shipments to areas of military operations for use in military transactions; captured enemy funds and mutilated currency; the issuance of Allied military marks and U.S. Army deposit and cash accounts; and records regarding the loss of currency and the procurement of postage stamps.

This series is available on NARA Digital Publication DN1924, Disks 139-144

Records Relating to the Currency Section, 1944–1945 (A1, Entry 596)

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series consists of cables, correspondence, reports, orders, memorandums, circular letters, directives, receipts, vouchers, and other records relating to the policy toward and administration of finance in occupied areas. The records include material pertaining to the U.S. Group Control Council, Tripartite Control and Occupation of Germany, as well as to policies issued by the Informal Policy Committee on Germany (IPCOG). Also included are records regarding financial intelligence and operations; military government funds and currency; the organization of the Currency Section; and records pertaining to Eva Braun (Shipment No. 76)

This series is available on NARA Digital Publication DN1924, Disks 145-149

Cultural Affairs Branch

Records Relating to Monuments, Museums, Libraries, Archives, and Fine Arts, 1946–1949 (A1, Entry 622)

This series consists of reports, memorandums, correspondence, questionnaires, photographs, and other records pertaining to the restitution of art works. Subjects include investigations of crimes involving art objects, conditions of archives and libraries in the American Zone and their holdings, problems encountered in reopening museums, libraries, and archives, and the exchange of experts and exhibits.

This series is available on NARA Microfilm Publication M1921, Rolls 1–14.

Land Director

Central Office Records, 1945–1949 (A1, Entry 629)
Boxes 12–178

Box # File # Selected File Title or Subject
12 000.5 War Criminals, 1945–1946
  004.2 Banks and Banking, 1945–1946
  007 Fine Arts
35 383.7 Displaced Persons; Refugees (Directives), 1945–1946
36 386 Property Rights, 1945–1946
42 000.5 War Criminals, 1947
  000.5 War Criminals Directives, 1947
45 00.4 Banks and Banking, 1947
45–46 007 Fine Arts, 1947
82 383.7 Displaced Persons, 1946–1947
87 386 Property Rights, 1947
96 000.5 War Criminals, 1948
100 004.2 Banks and Banking, 1948
100–101 007 Fine Arts, 1948
132 386 Property Rights Directives, 1948
133–137 386 Property Rights, 1948
144 000.5 War Criminals, 1949
152 004.2 Banks and Banking, 1949
  007 Fine Arts, 1949
172–174 386 Property Rights, 1949

Intelligence Division
Predecessor Intelligence Offices

Office of Strategic Services Research and Analysis Branch Reports, 1944–1945 (A1, Entry 892)
Boxes 95–103

Finance Division
Finance Branch
Blocking Section

General Correspondence and Other Records, 1945–1949 (A1, Entry 978)
Boxes 84–86

Records Pertaining to Blocking and Unblocking Accounts, 1946–1948 (A1, Entry 979)
Boxes 87–88

Investigation and Enforcement Branch

General Records of Investigations of Individuals and Firms, 1945–1948 (A1, Entry 987)
Boxes 113–122

Box # Selected File Title or Subject
113 Deutsche Bank
Gold and Silver
118 BMW Karlsfeld, Germany
120 Rothschild’s Family
121 Siemens

Records of the Investigation of the Messerschmitt Firm, 1945–1948 (A1, Entry 988)
Boxes 123–124

Reports and Correspondence Concerning the Investigation of Dr. Kurt Weigel, 1945–1946 (A1, Entry 989)
Box 125

Financial Records of Private Individuals, 1944–1948 (A1, Entry 990)
Boxes 126–135

Finance Division Field Team in Nuernberg

Records Concerning the Supervision of Insurance Companies in Nuernberg, 1945–1946 (A1, Entry 995)
Boxes 143–147

Records of the Supervision of Banks in Nuernberg, 1945–1946 (A1, Entry 996)
Boxes 148–156

Records of the Investigation and Enforcement Branch in Nuernberg, 1945–1948 (A1, Entry 997)
Boxes 157–158

Office of the Financial Adviser

General Records, 1946–1950 (A1, Entry 998)
Boxes 159–167

General Correspondence and Related Records, 1945–1949 (A1, Entry 1000)
Boxes 171–192

Records Relating to the Bavarian Mint, 1932–1946 (A1, Entry 1002)
Box 196

Property Division
Reparations and War Potential Branch

Records Relating to Industrial Plants, 1945–1948 (A1, Entry 1109)
Boxes 1–2

General Records, 1946–1949 (A1, Entry 1110)
Boxes 3–10

Restitution Branch

General Records, 1945–1949 (A1, Entry 1111)
Boxes 11–18

Property Control and External Assets Branch

General Records, 1945–1949 (A1, Entry 1113)
Boxes 20–35

Finance Branch

Investigation Reports of Bank Employees, 1948 (A1, Entry 1298)
Box 624

Report on the Investigation of the Deutsche Bank, 1946 (A1, Entry 1300)
Boxes 626–628

Report on the Investigation of the Reich-Kredit-Gesellschaft, 1946 (A1, Entry 1301)
Box 629

Property Control Branch

Records Pertaining to Property Under Control 1945–1949 (A1, Entry 1307)
Boxes 653–659

Property Control Case Files 1947–1950 (A1, Entry 1309)
Boxes 661–848

Economics Division
Industrial Management Branch
Reparations and Restitutions Section

General Records 1945–1949 (A1, Entry 1364)
Boxes 357–369

Records Concerning Restitution Claims (A1, Entry 1365)
Boxes 370–383

Finance Branch

Correspondence and Other Records 1945–1948 (A1, Entry 1418)
Boxes 365–456

Property Division

General Records, 1945–1949 (A1, Entry 1500)
Boxes 1237–1293

Box # Selected File Title
1252 Duress Property
  Decontrol: Allied and Neutral Nations, 1947
  Decontrol: Allied and Neutral Nations, 1948
  Decontrol, 1949
1253 Foreign Exchange Depository: Frankfurt
1254 I.G. Farben
1256–1257 Lists of Properties’ Owners
1261 Netherlands Property Interest
  Former Jewish-Owned Property
1263 Reich-Owned Property
1264–1272 Reports
1273 SS Companies
  Wehrmacht Properties
1274–1275 Reparations
1278 Restitution and Releases
1279–1282; 1284 Restitution Claims
1283–1284 Correspondence: Restitution
1285–1286 Reparations
1289 Reports
  External Restitution
1290 Restitution
  Restitution Successor Organization
1291–1292 Polish Property
1293 Export of Cultural Objects: Claims Under Military Government Law No. 52

Economics Division
Office of the Financial Adviser

General Correspondence, 1945–1949 (A1, Entry 1744)
Boxes 1204–1208

Property Division
Restitutions Branch

General Records, 1945–1949 (A1, Entry 1764)
Boxes 1287–1289

Restitution Claim Files, 1945–1947 (A1, Entry 1765)
Box 1290

U.S. Element of Inter-Allied Organizations

Subject Index to General Records, n.d. [Note 59] (A1, Entry 1789)
Box 1

General Records, 1945–1949 (A1, Entry 1790)
Boxes 2–89

Box # File # Selected File Title or Subject
2 1005 Potsdam Agreement
4 1005/1 Potsdam Conference
5 1020 Functions of the German External Property Commission
6 1025 POWs and Displaced Persons
  1044 Archives Committee
9 2003/7 Funds Left on Deposit in Germany During the War by Yugoslavians and Displaced Persons
13 2006/4 Inventory of War Material in Neutral Countries
22 6003 German Records, Use of By Occupation Forces
24 7023 Plans for Reparations
25 7024/1 Iron and Steel Industry
  7024/3 German Chemical Industry
  7027 Report of the I.G. Farben Committee
26 7027 I.G. Farben
  7047 Letter From the Netherlands Military Mission Concerning Restitution of Metals
30 7090 Decartelization
35 9001 German External Property Commission: Vesting and Marshaling
36 9001/1 Allied and Neutral Property in Germany: Industrial Property
  9001/3 Czech Property in Germany
  9001/5 Return to Allied and Neutral Countries of Property Belonging to Ex-War Criminals
  9001/6 Greek Property Seized by Germany: ROGES
  9001/7 Disposition of Property, Securities, Accounts, etc., Belonging to Certain Organizations
  9001/8 Disposition of Heirless Property
  9001/10 Confiscated Property: Poland: Immovable
37 9030 Banking Decentralization
  9034 Exploitation of Former German Reichsbank Records
  9036 German Mortgage Bank
39 9040 Insurance: Termination of German Insurance Companies Abroad
  9040/1 Insurance: Foreign Insurance Company Control and Operation of
40 9040/7 Insurance: Decentralization of the Insurance Industry
  9046 Denazification of Finance
  9047 Central Finance Ministry: Power of Former Reich Finance Minister
41 9049 Decentralization of German Public Finance
  9063 Banking: Blocking (Non-German Securities)
  9065 Claims Against Germany and the Occupying Powers
  9065/1 Unpaid Wages in Germany Due to Czech Citizen Labor
42 9080 Foreign Securities: Investment
43 9082 Registration of Securities
43–51 10007 Reparations
51 10007/28 Inter-Allied Reparation Agency
  10007/29 Inter-Allied Reparation Agency
63 12004 Major War Criminals
  12004/2 Central Registry of War Criminals and Security Suspects (CROWCASS)
64–65 12004 War Criminals
71 13023 Refugees
  13025 POWs and Displaced Persons
72 13201 Refugees: Denmark
  13022 Refugees
  13027 Repatriation of Germans From Sweden
  13027 Repatriation of Germans From Neutral Countries
74 13057 Central Tracing Bureau
86 15039 German External Property Commission Monthly Report

United States Forces, Austria (USFA)

The U.S. Allied Commission for Austria (USACA) Section was responsible for civil affairs/military government administration. It was organized concurrently with the establishment of Headquarters, United States Forces Austria (HQ USFA), July 5, 1945, as a component of U.S. Forces, European Theater (USFET). The single position of Commanding General USFA and U.S. High Commissioner for Austria was held successively by General Mark Clark, July 5, 1945–May 16, 1947; and Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes [Note 60], May 17, 1947–September 19, 1950. USACA Section provided the U.S. element of organizations comprising the Allied Commission for Austria, the name of four-power occupation administration established by a U.S., British, French, and Soviet agreement, signed July 4, 1945, and made effective July 24, 1945 [Note 61]. USACA Section also administered occupation government in U.S. zone of Austria and U.S. sector of Vienna. USACA Section was abolished following transfer of U.S. occupation government from military to civilian authority, marked by the Presidential appointment of Walter J. Donnelly as Envoy (later Ambassador) to Austria and U.S. High Commissioner for Austria, effective September 20, 1950. Donnelly was succeeded by Ambassador Llewelyn E. Thompson, Jr., July 17, 1952. U.S. occupation government in Austria officially terminated July 27, 1955, the date of the entrance into force of the State Treaty for the Re-establishment of an Independent and Democratic Austria, signed May 15, 1955.

Director of USACA

Files of the Director, 1946–1951 (A1, Entry 1990)
Boxes 1–71 (Box 34 contains, under file number 386, information concerning restitution and other property matters.)

Decimal Files, 1946–1951 (A1, Entry 1991)
Boxes 1–74 (Boxes 42–43 contain information on restitution.)

Reparations and Restitution Branch [M1926, Rolls 1–156]

Claims, 1945–1950 (A1, Entry 1992)
[M1926, Rolls 1–140]

Roll #Country Filing Claims
1–6 Austria
6–8 Belgium
8 Britain
9 Bulgaria
9–23 Czechoslovakia
24–28 Netherlands
29–51 France
51–52 Germany
52 Greece
53–92 Hungary
92 Iran
92–111 Italy [For lists of factories taken over by Germans, see M1926, Roll 110.]
112 Luxembourg
112 Miscellaneous
112 Norway
112–122 Poland
123 Rumania
123–124 Russia
125–138 Yugoslavia
139–140 United States

General Administrative Records, 1945–1950 (A1, Entry 1993)
[M1926, Rolls 141–156]

Roll #Selected File Title or Subject
143 Reports: Restitution by USFA
144 Fine Arts: Miscellaneous
  Austrian Letter re Return of Fine Arts from CCP [Central Collecting Point] Munich
  Manfred Weiss Concern
  Field Reports
145 Field Reports
147 Miscellaneous Loot: Origin Unknown
  Linzer Kunstmuseum List (Only Partly)
  Kremsmunster Depot
148 Tapestries
  Schloss Kogl: Art Depot
  Final Status Reports on Art Restitutions
  List of Unidentified Paintings Stored at Residenz: Depot Salzburg
149 Benedictine Abbey
  CCP [Central Collecting Point]: Austrian Group Claims
  Salzburg Art Depot
  Alt-Aussee Salt Mine [Note 62]
150 Alt-Aussee Salt Mine
  Intelligence Cases: Fine Arts
  Art Depot (Old)
151 MFAA Field Reports (Miss Tucker)
  MFAA Field Reports, 1945
  Official List of Monuments and Other Buildings, Sites and Archives in Austria
  Cultural Looting of the “Ahnenerbe,” March 1, 1948
152 Austrian Shipments from CCP [Central Collecting Point]
152-155 Paintings: Restituted
156 Semi-Annual Reports, 1946–1948
  History of R&R Branch: Semi-Annual Report, June 30, 1948
  Semi-Annual Report, December 31, 1949

Monuments and Fine Arts Branch [Note 63]
[M1927, Rolls 1–14]

General Records of the Monuments and Fine Arts Branch, 1945 (A1, Entry 1994)
[M1927, Roll 1]

Roll #Selected File Title
1 Staatsoper
  Stefans Kirche
  Belgian Cultural Material
  Belgian List of Cultural Items
  Austrian Bells at Isenburg
  Views on French Proposal [Requiring from the Austrians a declaration disclosing the presence of stolen or looted goods.]
  German Archaeological Institute at Rome
  Art Objects and Collections Taken by Germans in France [Aktion Rosenburg]
  Art Objects: Linz
  Policy Correspondence of the Archives Office
  Ministerial Business (Lists of Personnel)
  Miscellaneous Correspondence
  Tibetan Collection in Castle at Mittersill
  Correspondence Relating to Munich and Austria (Buildings and Art Objects)
  Correspondence Relating to Project Staatsdenkmalamt
  French List of Art Treasures in Austria
  List of Art Objects Stored at Schloss Kogle, St. Georgen
  Deposits (Locations of Contents)
  List of Protected Monuments: Vienna
  Correspondence Relating to the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire
  Correspondence Relating to Deposits at Bad Aussee (Churches) and Salt Mines at Alt-Aussee and Lauffen
  Various Austrian Maps
  Plan of a Tobacco Building
  Notes Concerning United States Forces Austria and United States Allied Command Austria Functions
  Kardex Equipment
  Correspondence Concerning the St. Florian Monastery
  Correspondence from Field Office Salzburg
  Correspondence Pertaining to Art Objects: Land Salzburg
  Vienna: Votivkirche
  Art Object List: Salzburg
  Correspondence Pertaining to Roman Statue From Salonik
  Correspondence Concerning Masterpieces to Be Used for an Exhibition From the Salt Mine at Lauffen
  Frick Regional Maps: Austria [Geographical listing of archives buildings.]
  Frick Town Plans of Innsbruck, Austria
  Correspondence From the Austrian-American Institute of Education
  Draft Agenda from Allied Commission for Austria for the Monuments and Fine Arts Meeting of October 1, 1945
  Inventory of Polish Archives at Schloss Fischorn
  Correspondence Pertaining to the Return of Cultural and Scientific Libraries to Vienna
  Correspondence Relating to the Art Treasures and Archives Looted at Salt Mine Lauffen
  Miscellaneous Photos of Austrian Buildings That Were Bombed
  Photos of Bomb Damage at the Kunstgewerbemuseum
  M-12 to M-28: [Frick regional maps and geographical listings of buildings, archives, libraries, and art object repositories.]

Claims and Receipts of Property, Monuments and Fine Arts of Various Countries, 1932–1950 (A1, Entry 1995)
[M1927, Rolls 2–9]

Monuments and Fine Arts Lists, Receipts, and Reports of Objects for Restitution to Legal Ownership, 1945–1950 (A1, Entry 1996)
[M1927, Rolls 10–14]

German External Assets Branch [M1928, Rolls 1–132]

Reports on Businesses, 1945–1950 (A1, Entry 1997)
[M1928, Rolls 1–77]

  • For list of businesses or sole proprietors,
    see Appendix [M1928 ]

General Records, 1945–1950 (A1, Entry 1998)
[M1928, Rolls 78–114]

Roll #Selected File Title or Subject
79 Summary of Nazi Laws on Confiscation of Property
80 Austrian Laws: General
  Laws and Decrees Affecting Austrian Insurance
  Charts: German Ownership
81 Sale of German External Assets
  Insurance: General
  Nazi Laws
  Statistical Summary on German External Assets Reports
82 Final Act: Paris Conference
83 German External Assets in Italy
  German Accounts in Austrian Financial Institutions
82 Special Report to Senator George W. Malone on German External Assets in Austria
  List: Austrian Interests in German Companies
83 Washington Accord
  Patent Rights: Germany (for Austrian Firms)
  Property of German Persecutees
  IARA [Inter-Allied Reparation Agency] Interests in Austria German Assets in Hungary
84 United Nations Nationals File
  War Booty
  United Nations Property in Austria
  Tabulation of German External Assets in Austria by OMGUS
  German External Assets Statistical Charts
  Martin Bormann’s Property
  German External Assets Reports to Washington
85–110 Files on Companies and Individuals
110 Laws Passed in Germany by Military Government of Interest to RD&D Division
111 German External Assets Reading File
  Summaries of Austrian Laws Affecting RD&D Division
  Austrian Laws
  Russian Confiscation and Violations of Property Claims by United States Citizens
  Blocking and Control of Propery: 1945
112 American Properties in the French Zone of Vienna
  American Properties in the British Zone of Vienna
  American Properties in the British Zone of Austria
  American Properties in the Russian Zone of Vienna
112–113 American Properties in the Russian Zone of Austria
113 American Properties in the International Zone of Vienna: Banking Accounts
  British Properties in the American Zone of Austria
  French Properties in the American Zone of Austria
  USACA Semi-Monthly Flash Reports, 1948–1949
114 Laws of the Austrian Government

Miscellaneous Records, 1945–1950 (A1, Entry 1999)
[M1928, Rolls 114–130]

Box #Selected File Title or Subject
114 Foreign-Owned Assets in Austria
115 MGAX Extracts
117 German External Assets and the Institution of Insurance in Austria
  MGAX Extracts
  Report of Completed Cases From the German External Assets Branch
118 OMGUS Report March 1, 1947: “Report on German Cartels and Combines 1946,” 3 volumes (I: German Economic Decentralization; II: Survey of Germany’s Major Industries; and, III: Germany’s Major Industrial Combines)
119–130 Computer Printout: Austria: German Property in and Claims Against Foreign Countries

GEA Reports on Austria Firms Wholly Owned by German Companies, n.d. (A1, Entry 2000)
[M1928, Rolls 131–132]

Property Control Branch

Correspondence and Related Records Regarding Pending Claims, 1945–1950 (A1, Entry 2006)
[DN1929, Disks 223–234]

Correspondence Relating to Claims and Queries, 1945–1950 (A1, Entry 2007)
[DN1929, Disks 235–247]

General Correspondence Files, 1945–1950 (A1, Entry 2009)
[DN1929, Disks 249–256]

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1945 1950 (A1, Entry 2010)
[DN1929, Disks 257–262]

Reports on Property Control and Restitution Claims, 1945–1951 (A1, Entry 2013)
[DN1929, Disks 274–276]

Claims and Restitution Reports on Property Administered by the Military Government in Upper Austria, 1945–1951 (A1, Entry 2014)
[DN1929, Disks 276–287]

Claims and Restitution Reports on Property Administered by the Military Government in Salzburg, 1945–1950 (A1, Entry 2015)
[DN1929, Disks 287–291]