Allied Looting in World War II: Thefts of Art, Manuscripts, by Kenneth D. Alford

By Kenneth D. Alford

Looting has lengthy been well-known as one of many crimes dedicated via the 3rd Reich in the course of international conflict II, a criminal offense which stripped financial wealth and inventive treasures from the populations the Nazis terrorized. This ancient textual content finds the stunning quantity of looting through Allied forces, exploring their thievery opposed to the Germans and others. It follows the adventure of the Hungarian Crown Treasure from a muddy oil drum in Austria to citadel Knox and again to Hungary, and discusses quite a few misplaced treasures starting from helpful paintings works to infrequent manuscripts, together with the earliest recognized printing by means of the Gutenberg press.

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He had been the officer in charge of Prisoner of War Interrogation Team Number 145, attached to the 69th Infantry Division, and had signed for the coin collection belonging to Else Wiede. Ohringer did not submit to an interview; instead, all correspondence with the military was through the law office of Burton Hugh Young, located at 7 South Dearborn Street, Chicago. The communication was primarily legalese: “establishment of the claim of the lawful owner and facilitate its presentation ... doubtful, incomplete, and fragmentary ...

S. Transportation Corps. Dale F. Shughart was in charge of the convoy of eight to ten cars, and was accompanied by a CIC interpreter. Shughart rode in the front seat of the lead vehicle; another agent occupied the rear seat of the last vehicle. 45-caliber pistols; each driver had a carbine or similar weapon. One of the uniformed aides gave Shughart’s fellow agent a German pistol as he left the vehicle to be interned; this concerned them because they had assumed that all prisoners had been searched.

S. firms operating in Latin America were sympathetic to the Axis powers. The office encouraged a voluntary program of noncooperation with companies and individuals perceived to be anti–American and, in the process, established a blacklist of companies and individuals. It engaged in counterintelligence activities and the collection of intelligence, controlling subordinate field offices in the Canal Zone and in Brazil and operating its own intercept system to locate possible enemy-agent transmitters throughout Latin America.

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