Nazi Plunder : Great Treasure Stories Of World War II

Nazi Plunder : Great Treasure Stories Of World War II

Description

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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Details

Author(s)
Kenneth D. Alford
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
153 x 228 x 14mm | 356g
Publication date
03 Apr 2003
Publisher
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Imprint
Da Capo Press Inc
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, MA, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
2003. Corr. 2nd ed.
ISBN10
030681241X
ISBN13
9780306812415
Bestsellers rank
82,362