Die Rückgabe eines Buches des protestantischen Gelehrten Wilhelm Wundt aus dem Besitz des enteigneten jüdischen Apothekers Leopold Scheyer an seine Erben

Andert, Karin; Kohls, Niko
May 2013
Bibliotheksdienst;2013, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p308
Trade Publication
This essay reports the history of a book that was disowned from a Jewish pharmacist during the rule of the NS regime and unjustly assigned to the Berlin (Freie Universität) university library. After the book was discarded by the library in 2010, it was purchased on the book market and subsequently identified as Nazi-loot. As we were fortunate enough to locate the legitimate heirs, the book could be returned into their hands. A resulting investigation of the legal documents of corresponding indemnity process allows to gain insights into the way how compensation cases were legally dealt with in the Federal Republic of Germany.


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