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Rose Vallad-double during the period she worked for the Nazis at the Paume Museum in Paris, where looted art works were stored. At night, this resolute heroine made meticulous notes on the looted artwork. For months, she collected info on where art was collected, what the lot numbers where and where it was shipped off to. After Paris was liberated, she came to trust that the Americans were not going to loot for themselves and shared her records with the US Art Looting Investigation Unit.
2/3/14 Monuments Men connections- Self-guided tour of Minneapolis Institute of Arts- Rovezzano's bust of St. John the Baptist is on the right in this 1945 photo of Nazi war loot in the Alt Aussee salt mine. ©TopFoto . This bust now resides at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Nazi-looted art is still being sought and recovered more than 70 years after the real men and women of the Army’s Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, known as the “Monuments Men,” set out to protect European art from Nazi plundering in World War II. National World War II Museum in New Orleans is developed a special gallery to honor the Monuments Men.