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February 21, 2014

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General Dwight D Eisenhower, Supreme Allied commander, inspects art treasures looted by the Germans and stored away in the Merkers salt mine. Behind GEN Eisenhower are General Omar N. Bradley (left), CG of the 12th Army Group, and (right) LT Gen George S. Patton, Jr, CG, 3rd U.S. Army. 4/12/45. Photo Credit: Via National Archives and Records Administration.


A painting by the French Impressionist Edouard Manet, titled “Wintergarden,” discovered in the vault at Merkers. Photo Credit: Via National Archives and Records Administration.

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