Legal Resources on the Spoils of War/International Protection of
- Handbook of National Regulations Concerning the Export of
Cultural Property (Paris: Unesco, 1988).
- Law, Ethics and The Visual Arts 46-139 (1988).
- The Protection of Movable Cultural Property: Compendium of
Legislative Texts (Paris: Unesco, 1984- ). xxK3791.A48130 1984
- Protection of Cultural Property: Handbook of National
- L. Prott & P.J. O'Keefe, 1 Law and the Cultural Heritage:
Discovery and Excavation (1984).
- The Spoils of War : World War II and Its Aftermath : The Loss,
Reappearance, and Recovery of Cultural Property (Elizabeth Simpson
ed., New York : Harry N. Abrams in association with the Bard Graduate Center for
Studies in the Decorative Arts, 1997)(ISBN: 0810944693). 336p.
Papers of a symposium sponsored by the Bard Graduate Center for
the Decorative Arts, Jan. 1995, in New York. Includes texts or
excerpts of related treaties, conventions, and other official
documents in the appendices.
- Alexander Blankenagel, "Eyes Wide Shut: Displaced Cultural
Objects in Russian Law and Adjudication", 8 East European
Constitutional Review, No. 4, Fall 1999, at 75-80.
- Stephan Wilske, "International Law and the Spoils of War: To the
Victor the Right of Spoils?: The Claims for Repatriation of Art
Removed from Germany by the Soviet Army During or as a Result of World
War II", 3 UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs
223 (Summer 1998)(on WESTLAW as 3 UCLAJILFA 223)
- Looted Art - First
Internet Research Catalog (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) =
Verlustkatalog - Suche nach verschollenen Kunstwerken (ein Projekt der
Bremer Koordinierungsstelle und des Kulturministerium Sachsen-Anhalts)
"War Booty Web Site Goes Online", The Week in Germany,
December 20, 1996, at 7: "listing of a thousand artworks,
rare books, manuscripts and other cultural properties that
disappeared in the wake of World War II...also includes more
than 10, 000 documents pertaining to the fate of German
cultural properties during the immediate post-war period...
[including] Russian lists of transports of objects from
Germany to the Soviet Union and the reports of U.S. military
officials on the depositories where cultural goods had been
sent for safekeeping...will eventually be expanded to include
objects that Germany's 15 other federal states lost at the end
of the war. At the end of the coming year, Magdeburg,
Saxony-Anhalt's capital, is scheduled to become the home of
the states' Coordinating Office for the Return of Cultural
Properties. Established in 1994, the office is currently
located in Bremen."
- The Lost Art Internet
Database (includes searchable listings in German, English, and
eventually Russian; Michael Franz, Director; Regine Dehnel, Art Historian)
- The Art Loss Register (ALR;
private database of stolen art)
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