The Claims Conference has sponsored and continues to sponsor through its allocation grants program projects that strengthen research and in some cases the rescue of looted cultural and religious property. (For more information on the Claims Conference’s allocation’s grants, please see: http://www.claimscon.org/index.asp?url=allocations)
ERR Projects: The compiling and making available of the records of the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR). See section: Records of the Nazi ERR: Documenting Plunder Online
Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal (NEPIP): Created by the American Association of Museums, NEPIP is a searchable registry of objects in U.S. museum collections that changed hands in Continental Europe during the Nazi era (1933-1945). As of October 2012, 173 museums are participating.See: http://www.nepip.org/
Research on the fate of Jewish ceremonial objects: Publication of “Neglected Witnesses. The Fate of Jewish Ceremonial Objects During the Second World War and After.” edited by Julie-Marthe Cohen, Jewish Historical Museum of Amsterdam and Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, Jewish Museum of Vienna, forthcoming 2011.
ProjectJudaica: ProjectJudaica, established in 1991, is a joint venture between the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the RussianState University for the Humanities (RSUH) in Moscow. Among its publications are archival surveys of the former Soviet Union, such as Jewish Documentary Sources in the Regional Archives of the Ukraine: A Guide (in Russian), edited and compiled by Efim Melamed (2009); Jewish Documentary Sources in Kiev Archives: A Guide (in Russian), edited by Efim Melamed and Mark Kupovetsky, (2006); and Nazi-Looted Jewish Archives in Moscow: A Guide to Jewish Historical and Cultural Collections in the Russian State Military Archive, edited by Dr. David E. Fishman, Mark Kupovetsky, and Vladimir Kuzelenkov, (2011). See: http://www.jtsa.edu/x15321.xml
Provenance research at the Jewish Museum in Prague: Digitization of the Terezin collection as well as research on previous owners of books held by the library of the Jewish Museum in Prague. See: http://www.jewishmuseum.cz/aindex.php
Repairing of Torah scrolls from Romania: Relocation and Repair of Romanian Torah Scrolls by Menora – The Authority for the Repatriation of Diaspora Synagogues to Israel.
Torah Registration in Ukraine: Registration of Torah scrolls in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union with the Universal Torah Registry (UTR). The Universal Torah Registry is an independent organization, founded by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, to provide a halachically acceptable and secure method to uniquely identify and register Torah scrolls. For more information on the UTR, see: http://www.universaltorahregistry.org/
Exhibitions: “Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker” presented by the Jewish Museum of New York. See: http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/Goudstikker; “Auktion 392” touring exhibition presented by the Ben Uri Gallery: The London Jewish Museum of Art. See: http://www.benuri.org.uk/Auktion.htm.