Title: Committee for the Return of Confiscated German and Japanese Property Records,
Date (inclusive): 1954-1962
Collection number: 63002
Committee for the Return of Confiscated German and Japanese Property
33 manuscript boxes
(13.8 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Minutes of meetings, reports, correspondence, press releases, position statements, legal
briefs, notes, newspaper clippings, and printed matter.
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[Identification of item], Committee for the Return of Confiscated German and Japanese
Property records, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1963.
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World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Confiscations and contributions.
World War, 1939-1945--United States.
United States--Foreign relations.
The Committee for the Return of Confiscated German and Japanese Property sought the
complete restitution of private German and Japanese property confiscated by the United
States Government during and after World War II. Located in Washington, D.C., between
April 4, 1954, and December 31, 1962, the Committee distributed information, prepared
reports and studies, solicited public support, initiated legislation, and lobbied in
Congress for its proposals.
Members of the Committee's executive board were Frederick J. Libby (Chairman), James
Finucane (Executive Secretary), Dr. Charles S. Collier, Bishop Wilbur E. Hammaker, Dr.
Goetz A. Briefs, Dr. John A. Scherzer, Conrad J. Linke, Mike M. Masaoka, and the
Honorable Francis B. Sayre.