Patricia Grimsted


Senior Research Associate, Ukrainian Research Institute

Center Associate
World War II displaced cultural treasures and restitution issues, particularly in Russia and Ukraine.
Current Project
Displaced cultural treasures from the Second World War and restitution issues, especially in Russia and Ukraine. With an article and monograph on the Chabad Case, restitution claim for the Schneersohn Library and Archive from Russia; and an article on the provenance and fate of the Erich Koch Collection from Königsberg –especially paintings from Ukraine and the Netherlands.
Foreign Language


, Russian history
, University of California - Berkeley
Selected Publications

Returned from Russia: Nazi Archival Plunder in Western Europe and Recent Restitution Issues. (PKG editor and major contributor) Edited by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted, F.J. Hoogewoud, and Eric Ketelaar. Institute of Art and Law (UK), 2007. Paper edition with an updated Afterword by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted, Forthcoming Fall 2013.

Reconstructing the Record of Nazi Cultural Plunder:A Survey of the Dispersed Archives of the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR). Internet edn Amsterdam: International Institute for Social History, 2011. Updated version in process.

Spoils of War v. Cultural Heritage: The Russian Cultural Property Law in Historical Context. (PKG – editor and major contributor). Published as International Journal of Cultural Property 17, no. 2 (2010).

Archives of Russia: A Directory and Bibliographic Guide to Holdings in Moscow and St. Petersburg. English-language edn, updated and revised, edited with a Preface by PKG. Introduction by Vladimir Petrovich Kozlov. Compiled by P.K.Grimsted, L.V.Repulo, and I.Tunkina. Ed. M.D.Afanas'ev, P.K.Grimsted, V.P.Kozlov, and V.S. Sobolev. 2 vols. Armonk, NY/ London: M.E. Sharpe, 2000. Russian edn: Arkhivy Rossii. Moscow,1997.

ArcheoBiblioBase – directory and bibliography of Russian archives for website, now in conjunction with RANEPA (Moscow) and the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam):