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Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets

Title

Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets

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Description

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States, formed in 1998, was charged with investigating what happened to the assets of victims of the Holocaust that ended up in the possession of the United States Federal government. The final report of the Commission, “Plunder and Restitution: Findings and Recommendations of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States and Staff Report" was submitted to President Clinton in December 2000.

Chairman - Edgar Bronfman
Executive Director - Kenneth Klothen

The collection consists of 19 series. The first fifteen series of the collection are composed mostly of photocopied federal records. These records were reproduced at the National Archives and Records Administration by commission members for their research. The records relate to Holocaust assets created between the mid 1930’s and early 1950’s by a variety of U. S. Government agencies and foreign sources.

Subseries:
Art and Cultural Property
Gold
Gold Team Review Form Binders
Art and Cultural Property and “Others” Review Form Binders
Non-Gold Financial Assets Review Form Binders
History Associates Binder
Non-Gold Financial Assets Review Form Binders (2)
Financial Assets Documents
RG 84, Foreign Service Posts of the State Department—Turkey
Financial Assets Documents
[Jewish Restitution Successor Organization (JRSO), Oral Histories]
PCHA Secondary Sources
Researcher Notes
Unnumbered Documents from Archives II and Various Notes
RG 260, Finance Inventory Forms
Reparations
Chase National Bank
Administrative Files
Art & Cultural Property Theft

Topics covered by these records include the recovery of confiscated art and cultural property; the reparation of gold and other financial assets; and the investigation of events surrounding capture of the Hungarian Gold Train at the close of World War II. These files contain memoranda, correspondence, inventories, reports, and secondary source material related to the final disposition of art and cultural property, gold, and other financial assets confiscated during the Holocaust.

For more information concerning this collection consult the finding aid.

Extent:

2954 folders

Provenance:

Clinton Presidential Records: White House Staff and Office Files

Publisher:

Clinton Presidential Library & Museum

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