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CIVS and the embassador of France in Germany meet the Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste

On January 17, 2018, a CIVS delegation traveled to Magdeburg, capital of the Land of Saxony-Anhalt, in order to meet the Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste to lay the groundwork for future cooperation between the two services.

The 2016 activity report has just been published

This year, on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the Washington agreement, he focuses his thematic part to bank spoliations. It also processes on the search for legal heirs and the exploitation of new archive resources.

A new panel for the CIVS

On 16 September, the deliberative panel of the CIVS was renewed by decree published in the Official Journal.

The CIVS is moving

On October 9th, 2017 the CIVS will move to 20, avenue de Ségur, PARIS VIIe

The CIVS and the diplomatic archives renew a successful partnership

On Tuesday 4 July 2017, the Director of Archives of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Chairperson of the Commission pour l’Indemnisation des Victimes de Spoliations (CIVS – Commission for Compensating the Victims of Spoliations) signed the renewal of the convention that has linked those two departments of the State since April 2016.

The return of The Louvre and the Seine from the Pont-Neuf by Pissarro: a concerted effort that has paid off.

In February, the painting by Camille Pissarro The Louvre and the Seine from the Pont-Neuf was returned to the heirs of Max Heilbronn, who founded the Monoprix retail chain in 1932, fought for the French Resistance and was deported in 1944 to Buchenwald before serving as Chairman of the upmarket department store Galeries Lafayette between 1945 and 1971. Placed in a bank safe deposit box, the painting had been spoliated by the Germans during World War II.