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Federal Finance Administration (Eidgenössische Finanzverwaltung): Fischer Gallery archives

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Title
Federal Finance Administration (Eidgenössische Finanzverwaltung): Fischer Gallery archives

Description
The Federal Finance Administration records include a complete set of the Fischer Gallery documents, under the reference E6100 (A). The Fischer Gallery, located in Lucerne, Switzerland, was important to the art trade during the Third Reich. Some of the art stolen in Germany was taken to Switzerland for storage or sale, and many of these sales were held at the Fischer Gallery. The archives of the Federal Finance Administration, now held in the Swiss Federal Archives, document the workings of the Fischer Gallery during the Nazi period.

Contact Information
Swiss Federal Archives
Archivstrasse 24
CH-3003 Bern
Tel. +41 58 462 89 89
bundesarchiv@bar.admin.ch

Sources
Federal Finance Administration, email of 29 November 2019

Georg Kreis, 'Switzerland and the Looted Art Trade Link to World War II', (11 December 1999)
<http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/genocide/Switzerland9.htm>, accessed on 24 November 2003.

N. H. Yeide, K. Akinsha, A. L. Walsh (eds.), AAM Guide to Provenance Research, Washington: American Association of Museums, 2001, pp. 132.

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