OMGUS - Cultural Affairs Branch record example

    OMGUS - Cultural Affairs Branch

    Records: 19,799 · Complete: 100%

    Upon entering Germany in 1944, the U.S. Army was ordered to seize any property that had been transferred under duress or through wrongful acts of confiscation or disposition, and to block the relocation of artworks and cultural materials regardless of ownership. Such items, looted by the Nazis, came under U.S. government control until they could be returned to their rightful owners. These records pertain to those objects and their restitution.

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    "Records Relating to Monuments, Museums, Libraries, Archives, and Fine Arts of the Cultural Affairs Branch, OMGUS, 1946-1949" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/757/omgus-cultural-affairs-branch: accessed October 2, 2022)

    Publication Title
    OMGUS - Cultural Affairs Branch
    Total Records
    19,799 · Complete: 100%
    Content Source
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    Publication Number
    M1921
    Record Group
    260
    Published on Fold3
    23 Apr 2011
    Last Updated
    01 Aug 2011
    Description
    NARA M1921. Records relating to monuments, museums, libraries, archives, and fine arts of the Office of Military Government, U.S. Zone (OMGUS) in post-war Germany, 1946-1949.