Showing posts with label Holocaust research. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holocaust research. Show all posts

Feb 20, 2023

Tracking Looted Art 2: Sothebys Sales of Restituted Artworks as Data

The provenances of artworks restituted to Jewish families  plundered by Nazis contain valuable information for the art historian and Holocaust scholar.

  • Which transactions occur between the seizure/sale under the Nazis and the restitution?
  • Which names appear in these transactions?
  • How often do they appear?

This post looks a a simple method for identifying the names of these buyers and sellers for further analysis. In this example, we look at the provenances of artworks sold at Sothebys after they were restituted to their original owners or their heirs.

Dec 18, 2022

2000+ Jewish emigrants in Wikipedia: DBpedia Sparql query for categories containing the words "Jewish Emigrants"

PREFIX skos: <>

SELECT ?person ?category WHERE {

  ?category a skos:Concept .

  ?category skos:prefLabel ?label .

  FILTER (CONTAINS(?label, "Jewish emigrant"))

?person dct:subject ?category.