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The Monuments Men and the Recovery of the Art in the Merkers Salt Mine April 1945

Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher. In the forthcoming movie The Monuments Men there will be a scene of Monuments Men entering the salt mine at Merkers, Thuringia, Germany in April 1945, and beholding German and looted gold, concentration camp victims’ gold teeth, and fabulous artwork.  The scene looks something like this: Capture […]

Sir Hilary Jenkinson of the Public Record Office: An Archivist Monuments Man

This is the eighth in an ongoing series of posts on real-life Monuments Men. Today’s post is by Dr. Greg Bradsher. See related posts on Sir Charles Leonard Woolley, Walter J. Huchthausen, Seymour J. Pomrenze, Mason Hammond, Edith Standen, Karol Estreicher, and S. Lane Faison.   The forthcoming movie, The Monuments Men, has focused great […]

An Office of Strategic Services Monuments Man: S. Lane Faison

This is the seventh in an ongoing series of posts on real-life Monuments Men. Today’s post is by Dr. Greg Bradsher. See related posts on Sir Charles Leonard Woolley, Walter J. Huchthausen, Seymour J. Pomrenze, Mason Hammond, Edith Standen, and Karol Estreicher. The forthcoming movie, The Monuments Men, has focused great attention on the Monuments Men (and women) and […]

Karol Estreicher: The Polish Monuments Man

This is the sixth in an ongoing series of posts on real-life Monuments Men. Today’s post is by Dr. Sylvia Naylor. See related posts on Sir Charles Leonard Woolley, Walter J. Huchthausen, Seymour J. Pomrenze, Mason Hammond, and Edith A. Standen. The forthcoming movie, The Monuments Men, has focused great attention on the Monuments Men […]

Edith A. Standen: A “Monuments Man” in Germany 1945-1947

This is the fifth in an ongoing series of posts on real-life Monuments Men by Dr. Greg Bradsher. See also his posts on Sir Charles Leonard Woolley, Walter J. Huchthausen, Seymour J. Pomrenze, and Mason Hammond. The forthcoming movie, The Monuments Men, has focused great attention on the Monuments Men (and women) and their work […]

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