At end of World War II, U.S. 101st Airborne Division troops carry items from Goering's art collection and load them into trucks
Berchtesgaden Germany Date:1945, May Duration:3 min 15 sec Sound:NO SOUND
At the end of World War 2, U.S. soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division carry wooden sculptures and paintings, including the "Adam and Eve" oil painting by Franz Floris from 1550, out of Nazi German Hermann Goering's art bunker in the Wemholz area, and load them into a truck. Men walk into a building. Sign reads: "Hermann Goering's Art Collection through the Courtesy of 101st Airborne Division" Scene shifts to Hotel Hubertus in Unterstein. Guard at the entrance. Walter Andreas Hofer, Goring's Art Director, shows Nazi stolen artwork to Sgt Harold A Way, including Franz Hals' "Portrait of a Priest," Rubens' portrait of his wife, and stolen paintings by Anthony van Dyck and Nicolaes Maes. Room filled with paintings and statues. U.S. Army truck arrives at the building, men get out of the truck and enter the building. U.S. military personnel unload paintings and statues and triptych altar, from a train onto the trucks. Virgin Mary statue at open door of the freight car.
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