ERR (Reichsleiter Rosenberg Task Force)

The Reichsleiter Rosenberg Task Force (Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg, ERR) was one of several organizations involved in looting art for the Nazis in Germany and the occupied territories. It was named after the Nazi politician Alfred Rosenberg (1893–1946). The ERR confiscated Jewish-owned artworks and other forms of cultural property. The items were sold or transferred to German museums, but also ended up in the private collections of Nazi politicians, for example as part of the ‘Sonderauftrag Linz’ (‘Special Commission Linz’) for the museum Hitler was planning in Linz, or Hermann Göring’s personal collection. The ERR operated in cities including Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Riga, and Moscow.