Who We Are

Cultural Property and Provenance Project is a project of the European Shoah Legacy Institute, which aims to address the key issue to ensure repatriation, recovery and restitution/compensation of immovable and movable property, Judaica, and other cultural artifacts looted or otherwise unlawfully acquired by the Nazis and their fascist allies during the Second World War.

The European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI) is an international public benefit corporation established in 2010 to monitor and promote the compliance to the principles of the Terezin Declaration endorsed by 47 countries on June 30, 2009. Founded upon the consensus of 47 countries, ESLI has a unique competence as well as the broadest mandate on issues related to protection of rights of Holocaust survivors and other victims of Nazi persecution.