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Lost Art Database

The Lost Art Database registers cultural objects which as a result of persecution under the Nazi dictatorship and the Second World War were relocated, moved or seized, especially from Jewish owners. Lost Art is operated by the foundation Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste at Magdeburg. The German Lost Art Foundation serves as the national and international contact partner for all matters pertaining to the illegal seizure of cultural assets in Germany in the 20th century. The main activities of the foundation focus on cultural assets confiscated by the National Socialists through persecution, in particular, from former Jewish owners (so-called “Nazi confiscated art”). Its efforts in this field are based on the "Washington Principles" of 1998, implemented through the "Joint Declaration" in 1999. The German Lost Art Foundation (Foundation under civil law) was founded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany and the national associations of local authorities. It is funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Länder.

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