Nazi Plunder: Great Treasure Stories Of World War II

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Da Capo Press, Apr 3, 2003 - History - 256 pages
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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.
 

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I AM KARL R ECKBERG
PROUD TO SAY I AM SON OF 1st Lt.WARREN HENERY ECKBERG, dec. and given full military honors interred at ARLINGTION NATIONAL CEMETERY COLUMBARIUM COURT NO.8 SECTION J, STACK 2
, NICHE NO. 5 AWAITING the joining of his hospice cared for wife to join HIM in rest from this world of work and suffering.......I VEHEMENTLY OBJECT to the use of any term or reference that IMPLIES MY FATHER WAS anything than the CONSUMMATE SOLIDER and LEADER who EARNED THE BRONZE STAR W/ CLUSTER for ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY ACTIONS during his COMMAND OF the secret "T" FORCE actions in WWII...if he was reprehensible for su
ch misconduct WHY WAS HE PROMOTED DRAFTED and FORCED TO SERVE IN KOREA (A WAR HE would not even deign to discuss with me)WITH DISTINCTION UNTIL ELECTIVE HONORABLE DISCHARGE....to say "he helped himself" to so called treasures compared to others there is TANTAMOUNT TO SAYING HE ASKED FOR MORE RICE IN VietCong after a 10yr drought...this is OFFESNIVE TO HIS HISTORICAL LEGACY (as a peon I will not have right to carry this on, ONLY ARGUE FOR THE DEAD!!!!!)....I've got other SHIt THE USA WANTS>>>>>WHO GETS IT???? MAHAP MY map welder??/?SINGLE mY FATHER OUT AFTER WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR THIS COUNTRY ANY HIS WIFE AND SON....law suit for libel, any lawyer who can get the ridingcrop back as spoils of war gets 3/4 value...I WANT TO JACK THE GOVT THAT BADMOUTHS MY FATRHERS REP>>> 2 WARS, EACH PUT A BULWARK IN FRONT OF COMPLETEING A COLLEGE EDUCATION!!!!!I WANT PAYBACK
KARL RAYMOND ECKBERG 352-215-7522 keckberg@gmail.com
 

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Page iii - whether any museum in the world, the Metropolitan in New York, the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris, or the Tretiakow Gallery in Moscow, could furnish such a list . . . Never in the history of the world was so great a collection assembled with so little scruple.
Page 11 - The ones I saw were worth, in my opinion, about $2.50, and were of the type normally seen in bars in America."3 The general was referring to hundreds of the world's greatest paintings.
Page iv - According to these articles, both the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow...

About the author (2003)

Kenneth D. Alford has been researching archival material relating to the World War II lootings for over thirty years. He is a frequent consultant for television productions involving Nazi plunder, and his first book, Spoils of World War II, was the subject of a History Channel documentary. He lives in northern Virginia.

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