Richard Kobrak

Ex Libris von Richard Kobrak

In 2015, a book from Richard Kobrak's library could be returned.

Dr. Richard Julius Kobrak, born on 15 October 1890 in Breslau, was an administrative official in Breslau and Berlin. From 1927 to 1933 he was general director of the State and Youth Welfare Office of Berlin.

In April 1939 Kobrak was released on the basis of the "Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service" ("Gesetz zur Wiederherstellung des Berufsbeamtentums"). Richard Kobrak and his wife Charlotte were deported to Terezín in 1943 and murdered in Auschwitz in 1944.

The returned book was recorded in the BStB 1951 in the acquisition journal "Dombrowski". This acquisition of about 1,000 books was presumably handed over to the Berlin City Library by the Berlin Magistrate. Among them are evidently looted items, mostly from private property, next to unsuspicious ones.

We would like to thank Anders Rydell for his support in carrying out this restitution.

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