Documenting Nazi Plunder of European Art Hermann Goering's art collection, stolen from museums across Europe, is stored temporarily in building near Berchtesgaden while being catalogued, June 9, 1945. (NARA #111-SC-207820)
Rose Valland was a member of the French Resistance and an employee of the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris. She kept records of the art plundered by Nazi officers and was instrumental in the post war return of countless stolen pieces. 1934.
Eighty feet below the suface of Piccadilly Circus underground station, national treasures from the Tate Gallery and the London Museum were stored at the outbreak of war. Here the remaining 200 pictures are taken from the underground under police guard - 4 February 1946
Rose Valland.jpg worked for the French Underground during WWII. While working for a French Museum, she documented the artworks plundered from Museums and the Jewish population and became the most decorated woman in France.
This is Rose Valland, one of the heroes of Nazi-Occupied France. An employee of the Louvre, she kept records of the art stolen by Nazi officers- what was taken, from where, and by who. She was instrumental in the postwar return of countless stolen pieces, and one of the most decorated women in French history.
May , 1945 - VI Corps staged near Fussen discovered the key Nazi repository of stolen art hidden in the Neuschwanstein Castle. It was rigged with explosives, but fortunately the SS officer in charge could not bring himself to destroy the castle and treasure within. Many years later it would provide the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle.