Death register returns to Mauthausen, Austria

Today's post comes from exhibits conservator Terry Boone and senior registrar James Zeender. May marks the surrender of the Nazi forces to the Allies—and the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp in 1945. Last year in April, we traveled to the Mauthausen National Memorial, about 100 miles west of Vienna, with one of the original death … Continue reading Death register returns to Mauthausen, Austria

Nazi Art Looter’s Diary, Long Missing, Found and Online for the First Time

Don't miss Robert Edsel at the National Archives on February 19 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Today's blog post comes from Miriam Kleiman of the National Archives Public Affairs Office. The new Monuments Men blockbuster film opens with Herman Goering gleefully viewing looted artwork at a Parisian art … Continue reading Nazi Art Looter’s Diary, Long Missing, Found and Online for the First Time

On display: Finding stolen art using this album

A recently discovered album donated to the National Archives by Monuments Men Foundation President Robert M. Edsel is on display until February 20, 2014. The album is open to a photograph of an important painting by master French painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Girl Holding a Dove was repatriated by the Monuments Men in 1946. It sold … Continue reading On display: Finding stolen art using this album

More Hitler art albums discovered

This morning in Dallas, TX, the Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero, Senior Archivist Greg Bradsher, and President of the Monuments Men Foundation Robert M. Edsel announced the discovery of two original albums of photographs of paintings and furniture looted by the Nazis. The Monuments Men Foundation will donate these albums, which have … Continue reading More Hitler art albums discovered