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Restitution Provisions

Restitution Until 1990

Berlin

1) BK/O (49) 26 of the Allied Kommandatura Berlin on the Restitution of Assets to Victims of National Socialist Repression, February 16, 1949, in: VOBl. Berlin [Ausgabe West], 1949 I, p. 73 et seq. PDF

2) BK/O (49) 180 of the Allied Kommandatura Berlin on the Restitution of Identifiable Property to Victims of National Socialist Repression (REAO), July 26, 1949, in: VOBl. Berlin [Ausgabe West], 1949 I, pp. 221–231. PDF

3) Law No. 25 of the Allied Kommandatura Berlin on the Supreme Restitution Court Berlin, April 25, 1953, in: GVBl. Berlin 1953, pp. 282–284. PDF

 

US Occupation Zone (Bavaria, Bremen, Hesse, Wuerttemberg-Baden)

1) Military Government Law No. 59 on the Restitution of Identifiable Property to Victims of National Socialist Repression (USREG), November 10, 1947, in: ABl. Am MilReg 1947 G, pp. 1–25. PDF

1a) First Act Amending Military Government Law No. 59 on the Restitution of Identifiable Property to Victims of National Socialist Repression (USREG), May 15, 1948, in: ABl. Am MilReg 1948 J, p. 2 et seq. PDF

1b) Second Act Amending Military Government Law No. 59 on the Restitution of Identifiable Property to Victims of National Socialist Repression (USREG), April 16, 1949, in: ABl. Am MilReg 1949 M, p. 22 et seq. PDF

2) First executive ordinance for Military Government Law No. 59 on the Restitution of Identifiable Property to Victims of National Socialist Repression (USREG), November 10, 1947, in: ABl. Am MilReg 1947 G, pp. 26–30. PDF

2a) Second executive ordinance for Military Government Law No. 59 on the Restitution of Identifiable Property to Victims of National Socialist Repression (USREG), November 10, 1947, in: ABl. Am MilReg 1947 G, pp. 30–35. PDF

2b) Third executive ordinance for Military Government Law No. 59 on the Restitution of Identifiable Property to Victims of National Socialist Repression (USREG), June 23, 1948, in: ABl. Am MilReg 1948 J, pp. 3–5.PDF

2c) Fourth executive ordinance for Military Government Law No. 59 on the Restitution of Identifiable Property to Victims of National Socialist Repression (USREG), August 10, 1948, in: ABl. Am MilReg. 1948 K, pp. 1–3. PDF

2d) Fifth executive ordinance for Military Government Law No. 59 on the Restitution of Identifiable Property to Victims of National Socialist Repression (USREG), April 16, 1949, in: ABl. Am MilReg 1949 M, p. 23. PDF

2e) Sixth executive ordinance for Military Government Law No. 59 on the Restitution of Identifiable Property to Victims of National Socialist Repression (USREG), May 2, 1949, in: ABl. Am MilReg 1949 N, p. 15. PDF

 

British Occupation Zone (Hamburg, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westfalia, Schleswig-Holstein)

1) Military Government Law No. 59 on the Restitution of Identifiable Property to Victims of Nazi Oppression (BREG), May 12, 1949, in: Abl. Brit MilReg 1949, pp. 1169–1187. PDF

 

French Occupation Zone (Baden, Rhineland-Palatinate und Wuerttemberg-Hohenzollern)

1) Ordinance No. 120 on the Return of Stolen Items of Property" (RueVO), November 10, 1947, in: Journal officiel 1947, pp. 1219–1222. PDF

 

Federal Legislation

1) Federal Act for the Settlement of the Monetary Restitution Liabilities of the German Reich and Legal Entities of Equivalent Status (Federal Restitution Act), July 19, 1957, in: BGBl. 1957 I, pp. 734–742. PDF

1a) Act Amending the Federal Restitution Act, March 24, 1958, in: BGBl. 1958 I, p. 141 et seq. PDF

1b) Second Act Amending the Federal Restitution Act, January 13, 1959, in: BGBl. 1959 I, p. 21 et seq. PDF

1c) Third Act Amending the Federal Restitution Act, October 2, 1964, in: BGBl. 1964 I, pp. 809–814. PDF

1cc) Correction of the Third Act Amending the Federal Restitution Act, November 9, 1964, in: BGBl. 1964 I, p. 930. PDF

1d) Fourth Act Amending the Federal Restitution Act, September 3, 1969, in: BGBl. 1969 I, p. 1561 et seq. PDF

2) First executive ordinance for the Federal Restitution Act (1. DV-BRueG), May 14, 1965, in: BGBl. 1965 I, p. 420 et seq. PDF

2a) Second executive ordinance for the Federal Restitution Act (2. DV-BRueG), December 27, 1965, in: BGBl. 1965 I, p. 2176. PDF

3) Cabinet decision to extend the scope of the BEG and BRüG to states, with which the Federal Republic of Germany does not maintain diplomatic relations, August 21, 1957, in: BArch, B 136/1149, p. 114 et seq., 118, 120. PDF

4) Act on the adoption of the Federal Act for the Settlement of the Monetary Restitution Liabilities of the German Reich and Legal Entities of Equivalent Status (Federal Restitution Act) in the Saarland (BRueG-Saar), January 12, 1967, in: BGBl. 1967 I, pp. 133–136. PDF

5) Act on the Transfer of Jurisdiction of the Supreme Restitution Courts to the Federal Supreme Court (= Art. 9 Rechtspflege-Vereinfachungsgesetz), December 17, 1990, in: BGBl. 1990 I, p. 2862 et seq. PDF

 

Administration of Frozen Assets, Property Control

Allied Control Council 

1) Control Council Proclamation No. 2, September 20, 1945, in: ABl. KR 1945, pp. 8–19. PDF

2) Control Council Law No. 2, October 10, 1945, in: ABl. KR 1945, pp. 19–21. PDF

3) Control Council Law No. 5, October 30, 1945, in: ABl. KR 1945, pp. 27–31. PDF

4) Control Council Directive No. 50, April 29, 1947, in: ABl. KR 1947, pp. 275–278. PDF

 

Amerikanische Besatzungszone (Bayern, Bremen, Hessen, Württemberg-Baden)

1) Militärregierung Deutschland. Kontrollgebiet des Obersten Befehlshaber. Gesetz Nr. 52 Sperre und Beaufsichtigung von Vermögen, 18. September 1944, in: ABl. MilReg Kontrollgebiet der zwölften Armeegruppe. Nr. 1 (1944), S. 24–27. PDF

1a) Gesetz Nr. 52 der Militärregierung für die amerikanische Zone über Sperre und Kontrolle von Vermögen mit Änderung, 14. Juli 1945, in: ABl. Am MilReg 1946 A, S. 24–27. PDF

 

Britische Besatzungszone (Hamburg, Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Schleswig-Holstein)

1) Britische Militärregierung: Gesetz Nr. 52 über Sperre und Kontrolle von Vermögen, 3. April 1945, in: ABl. MilReg. Kontrollgebiet der 21. Armeegruppe. Nr. 3 (1945), S. 18–21. PDF

1a) Britische Militärregierung: Erste Änderung des Gesetzes Nr. 52 über Sperre und Kontrolle von Vermögen, 3. Juli 1946, in: ABl. Brit MilReg. 1946. Nr. 12, S. 283 f. PDF

 

Französische Besatzungszone (Baden, Rheinland-Pfalz, Württemberg-Hohenzollern)

1) Französisches Oberkommando in Deutschland: Gesetz Nr. 52 über Sperre und Kontrolle von Vermögen mit Verordnung Nr. 81 betreffend Änderung des Gesetzes, 3. März 1947, in: Journal Officiel 1947, S. 585–588. PDF

 

Bund

1) Abkommen über deutsche Auslandsschulden (Londoner Schuldenabkommen), 27. Februar 1953, in: BGBl. 1953 II, S. 331–485. PDF

 

Payments Within the Scope of Burden Equalization 

1) Law on the assessment of damage caused by expulsion and war-related material damage (Assessment Act), April 21, 1952, in: BGBl. 1952 I, pp. 237–246. PDF

1a) Law on the assessment of damage caused by expulsion and war-related material damage (Assessment Act) as amended on August 14, 1952, August 14, 1952, in: BGBl. 1952 I, pp. 534–545. PDF

2) Equalization of Burdens Act (LAG), August 14, 1952, in: BGBl. 1952 I, pp. 446–533. PDF

3) 11th Ordinance on Compensatory Payments under the Equalization of Burdens Act, December 18, 1956, in: BGBl. 1956 I, pp. 932–935. PDF

3a) Executive ordinance on the 11th Ordinance on Compensatory Payments under the Equalization of Burdens Act, April 27, 1960, in: Mtbl. BAA 1960, pp. 114–154, A21–A26. PDF

3b) Revised version of the 11th Ordinance on Compensatory Payments under the Equalization of Burdens Act, November 17, 1962, in: BGBl. 1962 I, pp. 676–685. PDF

Restitution in the New German Länder (after 1990)

1) Act Regulating Open Property Matters, September 23, 1990, in: BGBl. 1990 II, pp. 1159–1168. PDF

1a) Revised version of the Act Regulating Open Property Matters, December 21, 1998, in: BGBl. 1998 I, pp. 4026–4048. PDF

1b) Act Amending the Act Regulating Open Property Matters (= Art. 3 Act Amending and Supplementing the Federal Compensation Act and other provisions), December 10, 2003, in: BGBl. 2003 I, pp. 2471–2477 (p. 2473). PDF

1c) Revised version of the Act Regulating Open Property Matters, February 9, 2005, in: BGBl. 2005 I, pp. 205–228. PDF

1d) Current version of the Act Regulating Open Property Matters (VermG)

2) Victims of Nazi Persecution Compensation (= Art. 2 Act Amending and Supplementing the Federal Compensation Act and other provisions), September 27, 1994, BGBL. 1994 I, pp. 2624–2639 (p. 2632). PDF

2a) Act Amending the Victims of Nazi Persecution Compensation Act (= Art. 2 Act Amending and Supplementing the Federal Compensation Act and other provisions), December 10, 2003, in: BGBl. 2003 I, pp. 2471–2477 (p. 2472). PDF

2b) Current version of the Victims of Nazi Persecution Compensation Act (NS-VEntschG)

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