The present thesis provides an overview about expropriation and restitution of artworks of the Elizabethan Sisters? Convent in Graz by the Old Gallery (?Alte Galerie?) and the Arts and Crafts Museum (?Kunstgewerbemuseum?) of the Provincial Museum Joanneum. In the context of the NSDAP?s church policies monasteries in Austria were to a large degree affected by expropriation and confiscations.In the predominantly catholic Austria, the situation of the church was by far more critical after the ?annexation? (?Anschluss?) than in the rest of Germany, because of the absence of concordat. The Church was an institution that became a natural disturbing factor for the NSDAP?s totalitarian claim to power.From 1938, actions against the monasteries reached a significantly higher intensity than in the ?Old Reich?. The motivation behind was due on the one hand to the fight against a political rival, and on the other hand, to the aspect of unjustified enrichment. This comprised also the removable goods of the convents. The Elizabethan nuns in Graz had to leave their convent in January 1939, their hospital was sold. Selected high value items from the collection were handed over to the Joanneum. The latter collaborated with the Institute for Monument Conservation and was subordinated to Department II of the district (?Gau?) of Styria. This can therefore be considered ? as well as the Institute for Monument Conservation - as an integral part of the organized NS art robbery in Austria, for which the driving force was the ?Führer reservation? (?Führervorbehalt?) of 1938 with its objective of establishing a Führer Museum in Linz.After the War, physical restoration of the Convent and the Hospital of the Elizabethans in Graz took place. Restitution was made in the following years, however, as a consequence of post war chaos this was to take some time.