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Offenbach Archival Depot
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A Central Collecting Point of the American military government in Germany established in Offenbach in 1946 and tasked with the identification and restitution of stolen Jewish cultural assets. Over three million books and ritual items of Jewish provenance, which had been stolen from across Europe for institutions of the National Socialist Judenforschung and discovered by the American army in its advance into territory of the German Reich, were colle…

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Gallas, Elisabeth, “Offenbach Archival Depot”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0593>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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