December 24, 2010

Origin of HARP—September 1997

The Holocaust Art Restitution Project was founded on September 4, 1997, in Washington, DC.  Its founders were Ori Z. Soltes, then director of the B’nai B’rith […]
December 24, 2010

Prelude to founding of HARP—Spring 1997

Truth be told, the founders-to-be of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project (HARP), Willi Korte and Marc Masurovsky, had approached the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in the […]
December 25, 2010

The Night of the Generals, directed by Anatole Litvak

Night of the Generals 1967 Movie PosterSource: IMPAwards I just finished watching this oldie but goodie from 1966, starring Peter O’Toole as a psychotic SS General, […]
February 19, 2011

What does it take? Speech in preparation for delivery at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach on Sunday 20 February 2011

by Marc Masurovsky Last December, Miami Beach hosted a massive art bash called Art Basel Miami Beach. Everyone and anyone who was anyone showed up for […]
March 2, 2011

Death of Marilyn Henry

I regret to announce the passing of one of the most extraordinary journalists of the Jewish community who stood for the rights of Holocaust survivors throughout […]
March 2, 2011

Ardelia Hall

Ardelia Hall (1899-1979) is the quintessential personification of a one-woman campaign to track down looted art and restitute thousands of these missing works to their rightful […]
March 24, 2011

Updates on the ERR database of art objects looted in German-occupied France

by Marc Masurovsky This is the first of a series of updates on additions and changes made to the database of art objects looted in German-occupied […]
March 24, 2011

ERR database—MA-B section

by Marc Masurovsky[updated on November 1, 2017] The MA-B section of the ERR database consists of 1403 datasets (as of November 1, 2017) describing paintings and […]
March 25, 2011

ERR database—UNB section [unbekannt/unknown owners]

It’s unclear when the Germans–SS and ERR staff combined–at the Jeu de Paume adopted this nomenclature of unbekannt or UNB for works and objects whose owners […]