Provenance Research on the Library of the Berlin State Archive

Provenance Research on the Library of the Berlin State Archive

commissioned by the Berlin State Archive

Starting January 2020, Facts & Files had 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) needed to be evaluated.

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

PROVENANCE INFORMATION ON BOOKS

The provenance information on books from the Berlin State Archives Library are published online on LootedCulturalAssets here. The LCA Database is a collaboration projekts of libraries in Germany.

Contact

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Beate Schreiber
FaCTS & FILES
P: +49 (0)30 / 480 986 20
schreiber@factsandfiles.com