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Proceedings of 'Plundered, But By Whom' Conference, Prague 21-2 October 2015

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April 2016

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The Conference was organised by the Documentation Centre for Property Transfers of Cultural Assets of WWII Victims. The Proceedings are published as a pdf available here. The contents page lists the following papers:

(I.) Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and the post-war development of the State – historical overview
MEČISLAV BORÁK (CZECH REPUBLIC)
The main features of occupation policy in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and the rest of the Czech Lands
JAN GEBHART (CZECH REPUBLIC)
The role of the occupying and Protectorate authorities in relation to artworks
MONIKA SEDLÁKOVÁ (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Establishment and Activities of the Einsatzstabs in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
JAN MACHALA (CZECH REPUBLIC)
The confiscation of Jewish-owned musical instruments: the example of the Jews of Prostějov (1942).

(II.)Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and the post-war development of the State – the legal overview

JAKUB HABLOVIČ – VILÉM KNOLL (CZECH REPUBLIC)
The refugee problem in 1938 and its solution
JAROMÍR TAUCHEN (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Law in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
PAVEL MARŠÁLEK (CZECH REPUBLIC)
The Nazi occupation of the Czech Lands, the Nuremberg Trials and the international law of war
JAN KUKLÍK (CZECH REPUBLIC)
The Relation between the Restitution of Jewish Property and the Presidential Decrees

(III.)Occupied Europe – historical and legal overview

KAMIL ZEIDLER (POLAND)
Art Looted during World War II in Occupied Poland – Legal Perspective
FRANCESCA CAVAROCCHI (ITALY)
Restitution in Italy: Between diplomacy and political expediency
ANTONIJA MLIKOTA (CROATIA)
Post-war restitution and the case of the Museum of St. Donatus in Zadar

INÊS FIALHO BRANDÃO (PORTUGAL)
A Neutral Unknown. Portugal and the International Trade in Looted Art during the Second World War

(IV.) Government offices and their role in tracing looted art

UWE M. SCHNEEDE (GERMANY)
German Lost Art Foundation Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste
THIERRY BAJOU (FRANCE)
MNRs and the collection of Josef Wiener from Prague
NAWOJKA CIEŚLIŃSKA-LOBKOWICZ (POLAND)
Who owns Bruno Schulz? The changing postwar fortunes of works of art by Jewish artists murdered in Nazi-occupied Poland
ULRIKE SCHMIEGELT-RIETIG / MIRIAM OLIVIA MERZ (GERMANY)
The Central Office for Provenance Research in Hesse: Workshop Report
AGNES PERESZTEGI (HUNGARY)
Recent Developments on the Field of Professional Standards of Provenance Research – Towards a Unified Approach about the Identification of Looted Cultural Assets in European Museums

(V.) Identification of looted cultural assets in the Bohemian and Moravian museums and libraries
VÁCLAV ERBEN (CZECH REPUBLIC)
The fate of several major Jewish collections in the Protectorate and after the war, their deposition at the National Gallery and problems with restitution
JOHANA PROUZOVÁ (CZECH REPUBLIC)
On research into wartime deposits at the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague
MICHAEL NOSEK (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Research and processing of a collection of Hebrew prints held at the National Library of the Czech Republic
SOPHIE COEURÉ (FRANCE)
Looted art and libraries: a challenge for post-war relationships between France and Czechoslovakia

(VI.)Identification of looted cultural assets in European museums
IMMA WALDERDORFF (AUSTRIA)
Schloss Kleßheim – Adolf Hitler’s guesthouse and its unknown inventory
MEIKE HOFFMANN (GERMANY)
Hildebrand Gurlitt and his dealings with German museums
MARGREETH SOETING (NETHERLANDS)
The Stedelijk Museum and the Second World War: From provenance research to an exhibition
PATRICIA KENNEDY GRIMSTED (USA)
Tracing Pan-European Looted Art in Russia – The Case of the Erich Koch Collection

Authors listed are Dr. Thierry Bajou, Prof. PhDr. Mečislav Borák (Mecislav Borak), Inês Fialho Brandão (Ines Fialho Brandao), Dr. Francesca Cavarocchi, Nawojka Cieślińska-Lobkowicz (Nawojka Cieslinska-Lobkowicz), Prof. Sophie Coeuré, PhDr. Václav Erben (Vaclav Erben), PhDr. Jan Gebhart, Dr. Patricia Kennedy Grimsted, Mgr. Jakub Hablovič (Jakub Hablovic), Mgr. Pavel Hlubuček (Pavel Hlubucek), Dr. Meike Hoffmann, JUDr. Vilém Knoll (Vilem Knoll), JUDr. Tomáš Kraus (Tomas Kraus), PhDr. Helena Krejčová (Helena Krejcova), Prof. JUDr. Jan Kuklík, Mgr. Jan Machala, Doc. JUDr. PhDr. Pavel Maršálek (Pavel Marsalek), Dr. Antonija Mlikota, Mgr. Michal Nosek, Dr. Agnes Peresztegi, Mgr. Johana Prouzová (Johana Prouzova), PhDr. Mgr. Martin Riessner, Mgr. Monika Sedláková (Monika Sedlakova), Dr. Ulrike Schmiegelt-Rietig, Prof. Dr. Uwe M. Schneede, Margreeth Soeting, PhDr. Jiří Šitler (Jiri Sitler), JUDr. et Bc. Jaromír Tauchen, Mag. phil. Dr. phil. Imma Walderdorff, Anne Webber and Prof. UG, Dr. hab. Kamil Zeidler.

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