Placing the Irreplaceable – Cultural Property and Restitution Documentation after 1945

Essays by Students who Participated in the Project:

Following the links you will find essays written by students who were involved in cataloging and describing the collections in the archives. Each essay analyses a primary source which was chosen by the students from one of the collections and is meant to serve as a gateway to the type of material which can be found in it.

1. A letter from Gershom Scholem to Ernst Grumach (The Papers of Ernst Grumach, P205/17b)

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Download essay by Anna Kawałko (Hebrew)

2. Memorandum of Agreement between the U.S. Military Government in Occupied Germany and the JRSO and JCR (JRSO/NY 923a)

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Download essay by Bilha Shilo (Hebrew)

3. Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc., Special Meeting of the Board of Directors, December 19, 1949, (Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, M0580: Box 231, Folder 15)

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Download essay by Ray Schrire (English)

4. A letter from Gershom Scholem to Werner Senator, 13.3.1949, (Archive of the Hebrew University 046/1949)

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Download essay by Adi Livni (English)