Letter to Elise Richter
Restitution status: Heirs being sought
Categories: Manuscripts / Further manuscripts
Wuchang - 2 sheets, manuscript, personal signature, printed letterhead: Nationalwu-Han University, China, remark: First letter from China, description of journey
Former owner according to museum / collection
Elise (1865-1943) and Helene Richter (1861-1942)
Benefaction/donation/presentation from a private collection
Provenance according to museum / collection
In 1941 the librarian Christine Rohr took the archive of the Richter sister into safe-keeping in accordance with their wishes. When it became clear that they had not survived the Holocaust, Ms. Rohr gave the holdings to the City of Vienna in 1947, from where they were passed on to the manuscript collection of the Viennese City Library ('Wiener Stadtbibliothek')
Viennese Commission for Restitution
Art restitution proceedings are pending.
The Art Restitution Advisory Board has established owners or their legal successors and has recommended to restore to them the art or cultural object.
City of Vienna, executive city councillor in charge (municipal authorities)
No decision has been reached so far.
The art or cultural object is kept in the museum/in the collection.
© Art restitution National Fund of the Republic Austria for Victims of National Socialism