'Philosophischer Versuch über die Wahrscheinlichkeiten'

Restitution status: Heirs being sought

Categories: Books and other printed items / Books / Religion and the Humanities

Object Data




Inventory Number

A 158745


Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot, 1886, x, 198 pages, 6th edition, translated after the 6th edition of the original by Norbert Schwaiger, unified title: 'Essai philosophique sur les probabilites' (Philosophic essay on probabilities)


Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot, 1886


2nd half of the 19th Century

Provenance Data


Former owner according to museum / collection

Charlotte Holzmann, née Planer, born 6 January 1870 in Langegg near Waidhofen/Thaya, left 20 June 1942 for Theresienstadt, later deported to Treblinka. Legal successors have not yet been determined.


Benefaction/donation/presentation from a private collection

Provenance according to museum / collection

The germanist and lexicographer Michael Holzmann (born 21 June 1860 in Slawathen, Moravia - died 20 October 1930 in Vienna) left a library behind, which, after the deportation of his widow in 1942, was stored in a garage. Its female owner passed on the library as 'ownerless goods' ('herrenloses Gut') to the Wienbibliothek after the end of the war in 1945.


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.

Committee in charge

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.

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