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By Kenneth D. Alford

Looting has lengthy been well-known as one of many crimes devoted through the 3rd Reich in the course of international battle II, a criminal offense which stripped monetary wealth and creative treasures from the populations the Nazis terrorized. This old textual content unearths the surprising quantity of looting via 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 fortress Knox and again to Hungary, and discusses a variety of misplaced treasures starting from necessary paintings works to infrequent manuscripts, together with the earliest recognized printing via the Gutenberg press.

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During his seven years in college Donovan worked for the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York and was a car salesman for the Packard distributorship, both located in Albuquerque. In 1936 Senter obtained a master’s degree in anthropology from the University of New Mexico. While obtaining this degree, he helped with the 1934 restoration of the Old Quarai Spanish Mission. As a young man, Senter explored the nearby ruins of the Old Quarai Mission. ” After all, these ruins were only a few miles from his birthplace of Estancia.

To put it mildly, he was greatly displeased with the turn of events. Although he outranked Shughart slightly, he grudgingly removed his gear from the car. ” Grasping the revolver barrel, he struck the rear window a mighty blow with the butt. The window, obviously bulletproof, was undamaged. But not so Shughart’s revolver — the wooden grips of the handle were shattered into matchsticks. The colonel’s anger quickly turned into an apology to Shughart. He made good on his promise to replace the grips, which he did, with Plexiglas.

When informed of the tale of the medical certificate, Wiede’s mother, Else, said she did not know anything about such a certificate and doubted that the story was true. She further stated her son had obtained a travel document to go to the west on the pretense of attempting of purchasing lumber and therefore would not need a medical pass. 11 Then the army conducted a survey among all known art dealers and stamp and coin dealers in the Chicago area to determined whether the stolen paintings and stamp collections were in that vicinity.

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