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3 months ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

French > English


Law / Certificates

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

code de saisie


Sans perdre de temps, afin de ne pas laisser échapper les profits entrevus, il complète le code de saisie de l’ERR d’un véritable pro- gramme d’utilisation des collections enlevées4 :

« J’ordonne les dispositions suivantes pour les objets d’art transportés au Louvre :
« 1) Les objets d’art dont le Führer se réserve le droit de disposer.

Plans/orders drawn up by Goering to seize artwork owned by Jews.


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3 months ago

CMD  See profile wrote:

seizure inventory/registration code

My comment:

ad seizure : cf document received in evidence at the Nurnberg trial: "141-PS Goering Order, 5 November 1940, concerning seizure of Jewish art treasures
ad code : "The ERR carefully recorded their achievements, in part to control their valuable art loot, but also to justify their activities and increased funding in trying wartime conditions and with competing predators. They went to great pains to register and identify the provenance of a large number of the art objects they seized and to keep track of their wartime destinations, ..."
cf [idem 5th paragraph]

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3 months ago

CMD  See profile wrote:

ERR: "14. ...Contrairement à ses concurrents, l’ERR prépara méticuleusement les listes de ses victimes en y incluant souvent les dates de saisie, l’adresse, le nombre d’objets saisis, voire des codes estampillés sur les caisses, comme si l’ERR voulait se vanter de ses exploits. ... les codes de l’ERR utilisés pour tracer les caisses d’expédition ..." cf

2 months ago

CMD  See profile wrote:

ad "requisitory codenames" and the "inventory listings drawn up by the "Special Task Force (ERR)" cf ; cf

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