The Looted Art Research Unit is an educational and research-based body which acts as a centre for all information and documentation on cultural property looted or confiscated by the Nazis or lost between 1933 and 1945, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, decorative arts, books, manuscripts, Judaica and archives. It has become the centre of expertise in this field in Europe.
From 2001 to 2015 the Research Unit was hosted by the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. From 2016 to 2022, the Research Unit worked under the auspices of the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS), the leading umbrella organisation for academic Jewish Studies in Europe. The Research Unit now works under the auspices of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe (CLAE) which established the Unit in 2001. For further details about the Research Unit’s activities and to access its unique databases, please follow this link: www.lootedart.com