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Opening of the Institut zur Erforschung der Judenfrage: Alfred Rosenberg (on the right) and Oberbürgermeister Friedrich Krebs

Institut zur Erforschung der Judenfrage (IEJ)

The "Institut zur Erforschung der Judenfrage" (Institute for Research on the Jewish Question), founded in 1939 in Frankfurt am Main, was the first branch of the planned elite National Socialist university "Hohe Schule." Since 1940, the institute's staff had worked primarily for the operation post "Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg," which plundered Jewish archives, libraries and art collections in occupied territories in Eastern and Western Europe. A large portion of the confiscated holdings came into the possession of the "Institute for Research on the Jewish Question," which dealt with the history of Judaism from a radical anti-Semitic perspective.