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

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Schwabinger Kunstfund taskforce

The Schwabinger Kunstfund (‘Schwabing Treasury’) taskforce was set up in November 2013 with the aim of conducting searches regarding the origins of the ‘Gurlitt’ collection - a vast collection of works of art found as of spring 2012 in Munich and Salzburg at the home of Cornelius Gurlitt, son of art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt, who had acquired works on behalf of the Nazis, particularly in Germany and France. Some of the works are believed to have originated from spoliations committed under the National Socialist regime.
The taskforce was set up in the framework of a joint initiative between the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Federal Minister for Finance, the Bavarian Minister for Justice and the Bavarian Minister for Education and Cultural Affairs, Research and Art with the aim of identifying those works of art in the Gurlitt collection that are likely to have been spoliated from their former owners between 1933 and 1945 as a result of anti-Semitic persecution. This concerns both works of art seized in Munich and those found in Salzburg. Until 31 December 2015, the taskforce will be the primary point of contact for anyone wishing to claim a work belonging to the ‘Gurlitt’ collection.


Taskforce Schwabinger Kunstfund
Dorotheenstraße 85
D-10117 Berlin

tel +49 (0) 30 2061487-10
fax +49 (0) 30 2061487-90

All of the works in the ‘Gurlitt’ collection can be viewed here: