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International Symposium: The Handling of Relocation Goods of Jewish Emigrants in European Ports on October 7, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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International Symposium: The Handling of Relocation Goods of Jewish Emigrants in European Ports on October 7, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Blog | | 07.10.2021

"The Handling of Relocation Goods of Jewish Emigrants in European Ports" is a conference to which the Provenance Research Department of the German Maritime Museum invites you. It will take place in hybrid form on October 7, 2021 at the Haus der Wissenschaft in Bremen (Sandstraße 4/5, 28195 Bremen). It is possible to attend the meeting at the Haus der Wissenschaft or participate virtually via the Zoom webinar. On site, the 3G rules (vaccinated-tested-genetic) must be observed, and a mouth-nose protection must be worn. The lectures will be held in German and English. Interested parties can register for the conference via this page (see right).

The program calls for scholars working on the seizure of relocation goods of Jewish emigrants by Nazi authorities in European port cities to report on their current research. So far, presentations are planned on these operations in the ports of Trieste, Genoa, Rotterdam, Hamburg and Bremen.



Conference program

9:00 am

Admission

9:30 am

Greeting
Dr. Claudia Schilling, Senatorin für Wissenschaft
und Häfen der Freien Hansestadt Bremen          

9:45 am

Welcome
Prof. Dr. Sunhild Kleingärtner, Deutsches
Schifffahrtsmuseum | Leibniz-Institut
für Maritime Geschichte

10:00 am

Introduction
Dr. Uwe Hartmann, Deutsches
Zentrum Kulturgutverluste

 

 

Focus Bremen:
 

10:30 am

Meistbietend gegen bar. Öffentliche Versteigerungen
"in Ausbürgerungssachen" in Bremen (1940 – 1943).
Susanne Kiel, DSM Bremerhaven

11:00 am

Bremische Archivalien zum Auswandererumzugsgut.
Dr. Bettina Schleier, Staatsarchiv Bremen

11:30 am

Wie die Nussbaums ausgeplündert wurden.
Bremer Finanzanwärter:innen untersuchen
im Rahmen ihrer Ausbildung die Beteiligung
der Finanzverwaltung an Verfolgung und 
Vermögensentziehungen während der NS-Zeit
Gundula Rentrop, Haus des Reichs Bremen

12:00 pm

Discussion

12:30 pm

Lunch break

 

 

Focus Hamburg:

13:30 pm 

Aus der Auktion ins Museumsdepot –
Vergessenes Umzugsgut, ungeliebte Kunstwerke -
Bestände der Hamburger Kunsthalle.
Dr. Ute Haug, Hamburger Kunsthalle

14:00 pm

Wem gehörten die Bilder? –
Versteigerung von Kunstwerken aus
Übersiedlungsgut jüdischer Emigrant:innen
durch das Auktionshaus Carl F. Schlüter in Hamburg. 
Dr. Kathrin Kleibl, DSM Bremerhaven

14:30 pm

Discussion

 


Focus Rotterdam:

15:00 pm

Return to sender. Removal goods of Jewish emigrants
in the harbor of Rotterdam.
Marleen van den Berg, NIOD Amsterdam

15:30 pm

Discussion and short break

 


Focus Triest:

16:00 pm      

"Masse Adria" in the Italian Context: The Goods of the Jewish
Emigrants in the Free Port of Trieste (1940–1945).
Dr. Daria Brasca, Universität Udine

16:30 pm

Wien – Triest – Klagenfurt – Wien. Stationen von wertvollem
konfiszierten Umzugsgut 1938 bis in die 1960ger Jahre.
Anneliese Schallmeiner, Kommission für
Provenienzforschung beim BKA,
Bundesdenkmalamt Wien
                        

17:00 pm

"Transport von Waren aus Triest". Verteilung der beschlagnahmten
Umzugsgüter und Umgang mit „Masse Adria“ nach 1945. Listenmaterial,
Nachforschungen, Beispiele.
Albena Zlatanova, Nationalfonds der Republik Österreich
für die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus

17:30 pm

Final discussion

18:00 pm

End of the symposium

 

Thematic background

When the outbreak of World War II in 1939 prevented German civilian ships from sailing overseas and, as a result, goods already transported to the port cities could no longer be shipped, the removal goods of Jewish emigrants also remained in the warehouses of the ports and shipping companies.

In Bremen, after a few months, the Gestapo began to confiscate the goods and had them publicly auctioned. Later, the Chief Finance Office of the Gau Weser-Ems, to which Bremen belonged at the time, was responsible for this. While the owners waited for their possessions in their new homes, they went under the hammer and were carried by their new owners into the houses and apartments of Bremen and the surrounding area.   

In two projects funded by the  German Lost Art Foundation and located at the German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven, "The Handling of Jewish Emigrants' Relocation Property in Bremen after 1939" and "The Handling of Jewish Emigrants' Relocation Property in Hamburg after 1939," all surviving information on these events in Bremen is being researched, analyzed and made visible in a database.

Robberies and confiscations of Jewish emigrants' belongings also took place in the ports of Hamburg, Trieste, Genoa and Rotterdam. Scholars from Germany, Austria, Italy and the Netherlands are researching this topic in these ports.

The symposium will bring together the current research results on this topic, which is relevant throughout Europe, and present them for discussion. 

This event is sponsored by the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V.

 

Opening hours

Cog hall and ships are open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

how to reach us

Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum
Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
D-27568 Bremerhaven

Contact

T. +49 471 482 07 0
E. info@dsm.museum

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