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German loot stored in church at Ellingen, Germany, found by troops of the U.S. Third Army

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German loot stored in church at Ellingen, Germany, found by troops of the U.S. Third Army
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A US soldier from the Third Army views stacks of Jewish owned art looted by the Nazi hidden in a church April 24, 1945 in Ellingen, Germany. (US National Archives)

“In the greatest theft in art history, Nazi leaders used the inventories of Europe’s elite museums as a veritable “shopping list” for items to add to their personal collections. They pilfered works by a palette of the world’s greatest masters such as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Picasso and da Vinci.” (Source: History)