Cultural property seized as a result of Nazi persecution

About…

Dr. phil. Irena Strelow

Doctorate on Nazi looted art in Catholic churches
Study of the History, Theory and Practice of Jewish-Christian Relationships, M.A.
Studies of Art History and Catholic Theology, B.A.
Freie Universität Berlin

Specialization:
Research on methods of systematic art theft and the so-called utilization of Jewish assets
Localization of Nazi looted art in German public institutions
Representation of victims in restitution claims

Current publication:
System and Methods
Nazi looted art in German museums ( only in German )
Hentrich & Hentrich Publishing House for Jewish Culture and Contemporary History
Order: here

Additional research projects:

  • “Utilization of Jewish assets” by Nazi financial authorities
  • Localization of Nazi looted art in public institutions
  • Person-centred research on perpetrators, networks and victims
  • Berlin Art Trade during the National Socialist era
    – the role of art experts and commissioners
  • Research on compensation and restitution after 1945. Case Studies
  • Cultural assets from previous Jewish proberty to decorate Catholic churches
    as profiteers of the persecution of Jews. Case Studies
  • Anti-Semitism in the Catholic Milieu