Claims Conference

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany is an organization dedicated to providing a measure of justice for Holocaust victims.  It conducts, together with the World Jewish Restitution Organization, a comprehensive program aimed at the restitution of Jewish-owned art and cultural property lost or stolen during the Holocaust.  It also allocates funds to institutions that provide social services to Holocaust survivors and that engage in Holocaust research, education, and documentation.

The Claims Conference administers, together with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Database of Art Objects at the Jeu de Paume, a database of the registration cards and photographs of over 20,000 objects taken by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR).  Victoria is examining French documents and entering objects confiscated from collections into the database and cross-checking ERR items with those in other World War II-era provenance-related databases, such as the Database on the Munich Central Collecting Point.