Letter to Michael Holzmann
Restitution status: Heirs being sought
Categories: Manuscripts / Further manuscripts
s.l. (without location) - 2 sheets, holograph, personal postscript, printed letterhead: 'K. & K. Ministerium des Äussern, Literarisches Bureau' (Imperial and Royal Foreign Ministry, literary office), watermark
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.
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