Lecture: “Special Assignment Ostmark”: Nazi looted art for Austrian Museums

In November 2015 Dr. Birgit Schwarz held a lecture on the “Special Assignment Ostmark. Nazi Looted Art for Austrian Museums”. This lecture formed part of a series of events entitled “Thursdays at the Library”, held at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. At this event, Dr. Schwarz, an art historian, presented the latest results of her research.

She has been working with Anita Stelzl-Gallian on a research project subsidized by the National Fund since 2013. The aim of the project is to research and evaluate the confiscations of Jewish art collections under the Third Reich that were possible as a result of the “Führer’s prerogative” [Führervorbehalt].