Offenbach, Germany, 1946, Soviet books in the shipping hall of the OAD.

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

From left to right: Capt. I. Bencowitz, Lt. Col. A. M. Slavin and Major V. M. Ivanoff.
The 1055 crates of books were sent to Russia, Belorussia and the Ukraine.

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  • Title: Offenbach, Germany, 1946, Soviet books in the shipping hall of the OAD.
  • Location: Offenbach,Germany, Offenbach am Main,Germany
  • Subject Keywords: RKKA - Raboche-krestyanskaya Krasnaya Armiya , Confiscation of books , Uniforms , Postwar period , Confiscation of property , Restitution of property after the War , Confiscation of libraries , US Army , Libraries
  • Origin: Issac Bencowitz
  • Name of submitter: Sima Karie
  • Description: Volume Two of an album originally entitled "The Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) of which the Offenbach Archival Depot has become the antithesis". This volume was prepared between May and November 1946. The album documents the collection of possessions stolen by the Nazis in the occupied countries and their restitution. The Offenbach Archival Depot (OAD), a US Army organization in the American zone, was responsible for this operation.
  • Credit: Yad Vashem
  • Archival signature: 368
  • Album number: FA2 73/34
  • Album Title: An album which documents postwar efforts of the Offenbach Archival Depot (OAD) to restore cultural property that was confiscated by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR).


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