Depot of Movables
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  Hugo Breitner
  Viktor Ephrussi
  Wilhelm Goldenberg
  Moritz König
  Oskar Pöller
  Hedwig Schwarz
  Emil Stiaßny
  Paul Weiß


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Hedwig Schwarz
born 13.03.1893 in Golc Jenikow, died 15.12.1966 in London
Address: Tullnerbach, Lawieserstraße 14

Hedwig Schwarz was born in 1893 in Bohemia. She was married in Golc Jenikow in 1914 to Hans Oskar Schwarz (1884-1966), the assistant director of the Zentral-Europäische Länderbank (Central Bank of Central Europe) in Vienna and later consul-general in Ecuador. She divorced him in Brünn in 1941 and was able to emigrate to England. Later, she changed her name to Hedy Mary Kendrick. Her sons also emigrated to England. Georg Andreas Schwarz (*1919) died in London in 1962, Johann Schwarz/John Kendrick (*1917 in Vienna), who married in London in 1955 could possibly still live there.

Chronological overview of "Aryanisation", utilisation and restitution

27 May 1938: Hedwig Schwarz's villa and real estate in Tullnerbach are "aryanised" by the Gestapo, which also set up a first catalogue of the objects in the house. "Due to a lack of time", however, some of them remain unlisted.

October 1938: The "Depot of Movables" is put in charge of the listing and records all objects on the scene. "To avoid them being possibly carried off", they are partly transferred to the "Depot of Movables" in Vienna. The National Socialist Party's local branch in Tullnerbach claims the villa and part of the furniture for office purposes.

May 1939: The objects, which have been stored separately up until now in the "Depot of Movables", are formally integrated and registered in the Inventory.

1939/1942: Two portraits, a map of 1642 and a 16th century book-shaped tin bottle with screw-top are given to the Nationalbibliothek and the Staatliches Kunstgewerbemuseum (State Museum of Arts and Crafts) in Vienna.

1942: In March, over 200 objects (crockery, small items, pictures and others), not registered in the Inventory, are sold to the employees and about 30 items are sold by auction at the Dorotheum. In May, 75 books are given to the Nationalbibliothek.

1944: Weapons are handed over to the weapon collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum) in Vienna.

1947: From London, Hedwig Schwarz applies for the restitution of her house against those who bought it from the German Reich as a confiscated good in 1941. In 1950, the procedure is suspended without restitution.

1948-1951: In 1948, she also applies to the "Depot of Movables" for the restitution of her furniture. In May 1951, along with two carpets and two busts, 15 pictures are returned. However, before the delivery of pictures, she is required to pay for restoration work done on three oil paintings. The furniture the "Depot of Movables" at that time had used to furnish public offices is not returned.

1999/2000: In spite of an intensive search, the heir has not been found yet.


Taken from the 'aryanised' apartment of Hedwig Schwarz

Held ready for restitution since 1999

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