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 ( accessed September 24, 2021)

Publication Title
OMGUS - Cultural Affairs Branch
Total Records
19,799 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Publication Number
Record Group
Published on Fold3
23 Apr 2011
Last Updated
01 Aug 2011
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.