Restitution verification procedure

Verification concluded

Two books formerly in the possession of Gabriele Rosenthal (1887–1942) restituted to her nephew, Uri Siegel (06.03.2006).

78 volumes from the private library of the writer and Nobel Prize laureate Thomas Mann restitued to the Thomas Mann Archive in Zurich (19.11.2008).

136 books from the collection of the Freemasons’ lodge ‘Zum aufgehenden Licht an der Isar’ restituted to the Distrikt Bayern der Großloge der Alten Freien und Angenommenen Maurer von Deutschland (08.11.2013).

Seven volumes formerly in the possession of Dr. Ludwig Bernheimer (1906–1967) restituted to his daughter, Dr. Francisca Bernheimer (18.03.2014).

Four volumes formerly in the possession of the art dealer Anna Caspari (1900–1941) restituted to her son, Paul Caspari, in London (28.11.2014).

One book formerly in the possession of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien (Vienna Israelite Community)/Moritz Güdemann (1835–1918) restituted to the IKG Wien (03.09.2015).

Restitution of one book formerly in the possession of Fritz Henßlers (1886–1953) to be added to his bequest at the Stadtarchiv Dortmund (07.09.2015).

Three books from the library of the Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums (Higher Institute for Jewish Studies) restituted to the Abraham-Geiger-Kolleg at the University of Potsdam (09.12.2015).

203 books formerly in the possession of the Serbian publisher Geca Kon restituted to the Serbian National Library in Belgrade (07.04.2015).

On-going verification

434 looted books of Masonic literature from a trade-off with the SS Schule Haus Wewelsburg [= formerly in the possession of diverse lodges in Germany; restitution currently being prepared with representatives of the Grand Lodges].

25 looted books of Masonic literature from a trade-off with the SS Schule Haus Wewelsburg [= formerly in the possession of diverse lodges in Austria; restitution planned for September 2016].

Two Nuremberg manuscripts:
Cgm 7461: Prayer book, 1574.
Cgm 7462: Treatise on the history of Nuremberg and the leading Houses of the City of Nuremberg, 1610.
Acquired in 1941 formerly in the possession of the orientalist Karl Süßheim of Munich (1878–1947) [= forced sale upon emigration; restitution together with the Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Archive Bayerns planned for 2016].

67 textbooks formerly in the possession of the Association of Catholic Teachers of Religion, dissolved in 1933 [‘gift’ by the Bavarian Ministry of Culture in 1938; restitution to colleges of higher eduction in Bavaria planned for 2016].

Three art history books formerly in the possession of the art historian Prof. August Liebmann Mayer of Munich (1885–1944) [= transferred by Gestapo in 1939; restitution together with the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte planned for November 2016].

Four art history books formerly in the possession of the Austrian writer Raoul Fernand Jellinek-Mercedes (1888–1939) [= acquired through second-hand bookseller in 2007; restitution together with other German libraries currently in preparation].

One book of Socialist literature formerly in the possession of the Communist resistance fighter Wilhelm Olschewski (1871–1943) [= acquired in 1955; restitution to heirs currently in preparation].

One book of French literature formerly in the possession of Golo Mann (1909–1994) [transferred by Gestapo in 1941, contact made to heirs for restitution].

Three books formerly in the possession of the Arbeiter-Bildungsschule Berlin [research into further copies currently being made].

One book formerly in the possession of the Arbeiterjugend Mariahilfplatz, Munich [contact exists to the Archiv der Arbeiterjugend].

One book formerly in the possession of the Deutscher Holzarbeiter Verband [research not yet concluded].

One book formerly in the possession of the Fachverein der Wiener Schuhmacher [restitution currently in preparation].

One book from the library in Ivangorod Fortress, Dęblin, Poland [restitution procedure currently being clarified].

One book from the library of the Medical Society of Warsaw [restitution procedure currently being clarified].

One book formerly in the possession of the Gewerkschaftskartell Immenstadt and the surrounding area [research into further copies currently being made].

15 books formerly in the possession of the Kartell der freiheitlichen Vereine in Munich [awaiting reply from successor organisation].

One book formerly in the possession of Kurt Landenberger/Land [research not yet concluded].

Two books formerly in the possession of the lodge of the independent order Bnai Brith, Munich [contact to be made to successor organisation].

One book formerly in the possession of Professor Heinrich Rheinstrom (1884–1960) [research not yet concluded].

One book from the library of Johann Sassenbach [contact being established to heirs].

One book formerly in the possession of the Verband der Brauerei- und Mühlenarbeiter in Munich [research into further copies currently being made].

One book formerly in the possession of the Zentralverband der Angestellten [research into further copies currently being made].

Four books formerly in the possession of relatives of the Ernste Bibelforscher [research not yet concluded].

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