Nazi Plunder: Great Treasure Stories Of World War II

Nazi Plunder: Great Treasure Stories Of World War II

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by Kenneth D. Alford
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306820908
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/03/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,160,534
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

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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Nazi Plunder 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like it alot, it had lots of photographs to depict the history of the nazi plunder as well as great research to determine where and what happened to the booty after the war.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glares
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She sits next to tallclaw cleaning her pelt.