Ardelia Hall Collection: Offenbach Photographs

Records: 2,073 · Complete: 100%

Offenbach was a central collection point in Germany, created in 1945 by the U.S. to recover and preserve Nazi-looted works of art in order to research restitution claims. The Offenbach Archival Depot was devoted primarily to Jewish religious items, books, and archives. It handled over two million objects during its four years of operation. Photos in this collection include library book plates (arranged by owner's last name) and markings from looted books (arranged by country).

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"Records Concerning the Central Collecting Points ("Ardelia Hall Collection"): Offenbach Archival Depot, 1946-1951" database with images Fold3 ( accessed January 17, 2021)

Publication Title
Ardelia Hall Collection: Offenbach Photographs
Total Records
2,073 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Publication Number
Record Group
RG 260
Published on Fold3
22 Sep 2009
Last Updated
09 Oct 2009
NARA M1942. Photographs relating to recovered books and artifacts processed at the Offenbach Archival Depot in Germany after World War II.