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Nazi Plunder : Great Treasure Stories Of World War II - Kenneth D. Alford

Nazi Plunder

Great Treasure Stories Of World War II

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Published: 3rd April 2003
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World War II was the most devastating conflict in human history, but the tragedy did not end on the battlefields. During the war, Germany--and, later, the Allies--plundered Europe's historic treasures. Between 1939 and 1945, German armed forces roamed from Dunkirk to Stalingrad, looting gold, silver, currency, paintings and other works of art, coins, religious artifacts, and millions of books and other documents. The value of these items, many of which were irreplaceable, is estimated in the billions of dollars. The artwork alone, looted under Hitler's direction, exceeded the combined collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the British Museum, and the Louvre. As the war wound to its conclusion in 1945, occupying forces continued the looting. The story of these celebrated works of art and other vanished treasures--and the mystery of where they went--is a remarkable tale of greed, fraud, deceit, and treachery. Kenneth Alford's "Nazi Plunder" is the latest word on this fascinating subject.

World War II was the most devastating conflict in human history, but the tragedy did not end on the battlefields. During the war, Germany--and, later, the Allies--plundered Europe's historic treasures. Between 1939 and 1945, German armed forces roamed from Dunkirk to Stalingrad, looting gold, silver, currency, paintings and other works of art, coins, religious artifacts, and millions of books and other documents. The value of these items, many of which were irreplaceable, is estimated in the billions of dollars. The artwork alone, looted under Hitler's direction, exceeded the combined collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the British Museum, and the Louvre. As the war wound to its conclusion in 1945, occupying forces continued the looting. The story of these celebrated works of art and other vanished treasures--and the mystery of where they went--is a remarkable tale of greed, fraud, deceit, and treachery, Kenneth Alford's Nazi Plunder is the latest word on this fascinating subject.

Prefacep. i
Introduction and Acknowledgmentsp. iii
The Allied Capture of Nazi Goldp. 1
The Plundering of Munichp. 17
Hermann Goring's Art Treasuresp. 23
The Capture of Hermann Goringp. 43
The Looting of Berchtesgadenp. 61
Sepp Dietrich's Souvenirsp. 77
The Military Governor of Weimarp. 83
Buried Treasure at Buchenwaldp. 97
Operation Macabrep. 101
The Collection Pointsp. 111
The Imperial Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empirep. 129
Saint Stephen's Crownp. 137
The Theft of the Hesse Crown Jewelsp. 147
German War Artp. 155
The Pillage of the Fabulous Horses of Europep. 161
The Return of the Hersbruck Soldiersp. 167
The Heinrich Hoffman Photograph Collectionp. 171
Theft of the Quedlinburg Church Treasurep. 177
Adolf Eichmann's Treasure Mapp. 189
The Mystery of the Lost Amber Roomp. 195
The Library of Congress Missionp. 207
Postscriptp. 217
Appendixp. 219
Notesp. 223
Bibliographyp. 229
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780306812415
ISBN-10: 030681241X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 3rd April 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.01  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1