Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliation
Resulting from the Anti-Semitic Legislation in Force during the Occupation


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To conduct research :

Find out more about spoliations and restitutions :

Matteoli Mission Report :

Le Pillage de l’art en France pendant l’Occupation et la situation des 2000 œuvres confiées aux musées nationaux, 2000


See the page on this subject on the Ministry of Culture website

Vade Mecum

In 2017, the CIVS and the Conseil des Ventes Volontaires (CVV - the public regulatory authority for auctions in France) published a Vade Mecum to assist operators of voluntary public auctions.
The Vade Mecum establishes a procedure to guide public auction operators faced with this situation. Any operator who identifies spoliated property must withdraw it from sale. The operator may, via the CVV, refer the matter to the CIVS in order to verify that no claim for restitution or compensation has been made to it in respect of the property being offered for sale. The verification made by the CIVS does not definitively confirm the non-spoliated nature of the property, but it does constitute an additional check. In addition, the CVV is at the disposal of operators to provide them with information as part of the work it carries out. The Vade Mecum is available on the CVV website, and can also be downloaded from the CIVS website.