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Provenance Research on the Library of the Berlin State Archive

commissioned by the Berlin State Archive


Starting January 2020, Facts & Files has been investigating the provenance of the holdings of the Berlin State Archive's library. This academic reference library contains about 150,000 records.

The library of the Berlin City Archive (until 1945) as well as the integrated libraries of the City Archive Berlin (East) and State Archive Berlin (West) (divided until 1990) need to be evaluated.

The aim of the project is to identify and document Nazi-looted property in the archival library. The focus is on the investigation of suspicious facts regarding the unlawful confiscation of property during the Nazi era.

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Beate Schreiber
Facts & Files
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