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Prof. Dr. Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast: „Kultur als Beute des Zweiten Weltkrieges: Ein Spezialinventar ukrainischer, russischer und deutscher Archivquellen zur Praxis der Verlagerung von deutschen Kunst- und Kulturgütern, 1944-1948“

Projektleitung Prof. Dr. Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast
ProjektmitarbeiterInnen Dr. Frank Grelka
Time span 11/2016 - 10/2018
Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Polenstudien

Zusammenfassung

In Moscow in November 1942, a state special commission was authorized to compile a list of art and cultural objects that could be proffered as equivalents to Russian art treasures that had been lost as a consequence of the German attack. A special committee of the USSR Council of Ministers, composed of art historians and museum specialists, based on the division of labor with a so-named Red Army "Prize Task Force" during the western advance, acquired art objects that would be suitable for compensating for Russian art losses. After the end of the war, the Soviet Military Administration (SMAD) "Trophy Administration" took over this task. This trilateral research project is an attempt to analyze the praxis of the looting of cultural goods and reconstruct the history of the transfer of German cultural goods to the Soviet Union using testimonies and documents from project partner country archives. "German art and cultural goods" is understood in its heterogeneity: individual exhibits and collections from private, state and public museums and art galleries; archives, libraries, archaeological and natural science monuments, as well as objects of material culture that are culturally meaningful.

Abstract

In Moscow in November 1942, a state special commission was authorized to compile a list of art and cultural objects that could be proffered as equivalents to Russian art treasures that had been lost as a consequence of the German attack. A special committee of the USSR Council of Ministers, composed of art historians and museum specialists, based on the division of labor with a so-named Red Army "Prize Task Force" during the western advance, acquired art objects that would be suitable for compensating for Russian art losses. After the end of the war, the Soviet Military Administration (SMAD) "Trophy Administration" took over this task. This trilateral research project is an attempt to analyze the praxis of the looting of cultural goods and reconstruct the history of the transfer of German cultural goods to the Soviet Union using testimonies and documents from project partner country archives. "German art and cultural goods" is understood in its heterogeneity: individual exhibits and collections from private, state and public museums and art galleries; archives, libraries, archaeological and natural science monuments, as well as objects of material culture that are culturally meaningful.

Kooperation

Internationales Projekt Ja
Internationales Kooperationsprojekt Lomonossov-Universität Moskau, Akademie der Wissenschaften Kiew

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