About the Project
The approximately 42,000 personal files of the record group Rep. 36A Oberfinanzpräsident Berlin-Brandenburg (II) document the work of the National Socialist „Vermögensverwertungsstelle“ (Asset Realisation Office) and thus the systematic liquidation of assets of persons persecuted by the Nazis as Jewish or hostile to the Reich. In order to find references for the current locations of looted art and cultural assets, the files are restored, digitised and made searchable by means of OCR. Using a document management system adapted for this purpose, the provenance researchers employed in the project subsequently evaluate the files. In addition, the digitised files shall be made available online for international research to the fullest extent possible. The project is jointly funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) and the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg (MWFK).
Fields of Work
Information on the goals, structure and individual fields of work within the project