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Confiscation of Jewish property in Europe, 1933–1945 : new sources and perspectives : symposium proceedings

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Confiscation of Jewish property in Europe, 1933–1945 : new sources and perspectives : symposium proceedings
Call No: 940.5314 C748

Call Number940.5314 C748
Dates2003
Statement of ResponsibilityCenter for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Creators & ContributorsShapiro, Paul A. (contributor)
Dean, Martin (contributor)
Feldman, Gerald D. (contributor)
Dingell, Jeanne (contributor)
Kenkmann, Alfons (contributor)
Ancel, Jean (contributor)
Laureys, Eric (contributor)
Dreyfus, Jean-Marc (contributor)
Meinl, Susanne (contributor)
Bopf, Britta (contributor)
Yavnai, Elisabeth M. (contributor)
Hayes, Peter (contributor)
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (author)
Summary"The aim of this symposium [Confiscation of Jewish Property in Europe, 1933–1945: New Sources and Perspectives, held March 22, 2001] was to develop a more in-depth understanding of the mechanisms and effects of the confiscation of Jewish property throughout Nazi-dominated Europe... These papers highlight a number of key aspects of the confiscation process. They focus on the seizure of private property such as bank accounts, securities, real estate, household items, and books, as distinct from the so-called Aryanization of businesses. Through a combination of special taxes, blocked accounts, and confiscatory decrees Jews were progressively robbed of their entire private means. Particularly impressive and equally disturbing is the robbers' effort to ensure that property confiscation was carried out by 'legal' means through a vast array of institutions and organizations set up for this purpose. The immensely bureaucratic nature of the confiscation process emerges from the vast archival trail that has survived. Arguments that no one knew about the Jews' fate become untenable once it is clear how many people were involved in processing their property. 'Legal' measures often masked theft, but blatant robbery and extortion through intimidation and physical assault were also commonplace." —Foreword by Paul A. Shapiro and Martin C. Dean, pages i–ii
Contents
  • Foreword / Paul A. Shapiro and Martin C. Dean
  • Confiscation of Jewish assets, and the Holocaust / Gerald D. Feldman
  • The Finanzamt Moabit-West and the development of the property confiscation infrastructure, 1933–1945 / Martin C. Dean
  • The supervision and plunder of Jewish finances by the regional financial administration: the example of Westphalia / Alfons Kenkmann
  • Property seizures from Poles and Jews: the activities of the Haupttreuhandstelle Ost / Jeanne Dingell
  • Seizure of Jewish property in Romania / Jean Ancel
  • The plundering of Antwerp's Jewish diamond dealers, 1940–1944 / Eric Laureys
  • Franco-German rivalry and "Aryanization" as the creation of a new policy in France, 1940–1944 / Jean-Marc Dreyfus
  • The expropriation of Jewish emigrants from Hessen during the 1930s / Susanne Meinl
  • Economic discrimination and confiscation: the case of Jewish real estate / Britta Bopf
  • Jewish cultural property and its postwar recovery / Elisabeth M. Yavnai
  • Summary and conclusions
Physical Description iii, 151 pages ; 28 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherWashington, DC : Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Notes
  • "First printing, January 2003" Title page verso
  • Includes bibliographical references