Two albums documenting works of art and furniture stolen by the Nazis during World War II were unveiled Tuesday after being discovered by a Dallas-based foundation that was contacted by relatives of two soldiers who had taken them from Adolf Hitler’s home.
Robert M. Edsel, founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, said a Dallas news conference that the albums are “key pieces of evidence taken from a crime scene that were prized possessions of Adolf Hitler.”
The albums, which will be donated to the U.S. National Archives, were among those created by the Nazi agency Einsatzstab Richsleiter Rosenberg, or ERR, documenting the items they had taken from across Europe. One album includes photographs of 69 paintings that were taken as early as 1940. Another contains photographs of 41 pieces of furniture, mostly taken from the Rothschild family.
The albums will bring the total number of ERR albums in the custody of the National Archives to 43, including two others that were donated in 2007.
Read More: @ haaretz.com
Readers found more information by searching for:
You might also like:
- Hitler exhibition in Berlin extended due to throngs of visitors
- Anne Frank’s Belongings Head Back to Frankfurt, 80 Years after Family Fled Nazis
- Hundreds of Jewish German students to meet in Budapest for Holocaust conference
- Jewish Agency plans to ax funding for immigrant students
- Amnesty to IDF: Rescind death penalty demand for Fogel family murderers