Allied Looting in World War II: Thefts of Art, Manuscripts, Stamps and Jewelry in Europe

Allied Looting in World War II: Thefts of Art, Manuscripts, Stamps and Jewelry in Europe

by Kenneth D. Alford
     
 

Looting has long been recognized as one of the crimes committed by the Third Reich during World War II, a crime which stripped economic wealth and artistic treasures from the populations the Nazis terrorized. This historical text reveals the shocking extent of looting by Allied forces, exploring their thievery against the Germans and others. It follows the journey

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Overview

Looting has long been recognized as one of the crimes committed by the Third Reich during World War II, a crime which stripped economic wealth and artistic treasures from the populations the Nazis terrorized. This historical text reveals the shocking extent of looting by Allied forces, exploring their thievery against the Germans and others. It follows the journey of the Hungarian Crown Treasure from a muddy oil drum in Austria to Fort Knox and back to Hungary, and discusses numerous lost treasures ranging from priceless art works to rare manuscripts, including the earliest known printing by the Gutenberg press.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786460533
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/14/2011
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth D. Alford is an internationally recognized historical consultant for television productions involving Nazi looting and is the author of several books. Retired from a career in banking, he lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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