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Nazi Gold Photo Gallery

Photographs of gold, art and other material recovered by the allies at the Merkers Mine, Hermann Goering's house, in Berchtesgaden etc.

Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and Omar N. Bradley examine Nazi loot, gold Nazi gold and treasure in the Merkers Mine in Germany 1945 US Generals examine nazi looted art treasures, Merkers Mine, 1945
Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and Omar N. Bradley (r) examine a suitcase of German loot stored in the Merkers salt mine (NARA 111-SC -204515) In a salt mine in Merkers, Germany in 1945, the 90th Division, U.S. Third Army, discovered Reichsbank wealth, SS loot, and paintings from Berlin (NARA 111-SC-205409) General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, accompanied by General Omar Bradley and Lt. Gen. George Patton, Jr., inspects stolen art treasures (NARA #SC - 204516)
American soldier inspects German loot stored in a church at Elligen, Germany, April 24, 1945 Hermann Goering's looted art collection, nazi gold, treasure US soldiers examine a painting  by Edouard Manet, stolen nazi art treasure, Merkers Mine, Germany 1945
American soldier inspects German loot stored in a church at Elligen, Germany, April 24, 1945 (NARA # 111-SC-204899) Hermann Goering's art collection, stolen from museums across Europe, is stored temporarily in buildings near Berchtesgaden while being catalogued, June 9, 1945. (NARA #111-SC-207820) U.S. Soldiers examine Edouard Manet's 'In the Conservatory,' April 25, 1945 (NARA #SC-203453-S)
US soldier examines looted nazi art treasures in the Merkers Mine, Germany 1945 Major Kurt Baron Haller Von Hallerstein helps US soldiers recover Nazi gold Hitler viewing looted nazi art treasure
Corporal Donald Ornitz examines painting in the Merkers Mine (NARA-111 - SC - 374692) SS Major Kurt Baron Haller Von Hallerstein admitted that he had buried nearly a million dollars worth of securities and jewellery near Garmisch, Germany. May 25, 1945(NARA - 111-SC - 214475 -1) The Fuhrer at the Haus of German Art, Munich (NARA, RG 242, Collection of Foreign Records Seized, #HLB/2009)
Jewish religious texts recovered with Nazi Gold Soldiers inspect bank vault in italy - recovery of nazi gold 18th Century Hebrew books recovered with Nazi gold, Art treasures
Jewish religious texts found amongst the Nazi Gold (NARA-111-SC-209154) Soldiers inspect vault in which the Bank of Italy had stored 23 tons of gold (NARA-111-SC-214475-1) 18th Century Hebrew books uncovered in Heidelberg, Germany (NARA-111-SC-342901)
US Generals examine nazi looted art treasures, Merkers Mine, 1945 US soldiers return looted Florentine art treasure, nazi gold US soldiers return looted Florentine art treasures, nazi gold
General Dwight D Eisenhower, Supreme Allied commander, accompanied by General Omar N. Bradley, CG of the 12th Army Group; MG Manton Eddy, CG, XII Corps, and COL Bernard Burnstern, tours German salt mines in which stolen treasure was hidden. 4/12/45. RG 111-SC-204517 Six trucks with part of the half billion dollars worth of Florentine art treasure, which was taken to Bolsano by retreating Germans, arrives at Piazzo Dei Signoria, Florence, Italy and passes by reviewing stand of American, English and Italian officials. 7/21/45. RG 111-SC-210319 One of the trucks that transported the art treasures to Florence, Italy. The paintings had been stolen by the German Army and recovered by the U.S. Army and returned to the city of Florence. 7/23/45. RG 111-SC-210396
Hungarian Royal Crown jewels looted by the Nazis, nazi gold Recovered Rubens painting, nazi looted art, nazi gold Alfred Rosenberg files, nazi looted art, nazi gold
The Crown of St. Stephen, photographed on the 3rd August 1945. The Hungarian Royal Crown jewels have been in the custody of the Seventh U.S. Army along with the Hungarian guard. The jewels are going to the U.S. Army repository at Frankfort, Germany for safe keeping. 8/3/45. RG 111-SC-212507 A Rubens painting 'The Graces in the Gardens of the Hesperides' taken by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR). 5/13/45. RG 111-SC-374665 The Alfred Rosenberg (ERR) files in a room of the Neuschwanstein Castle. The largest Nazi art loot cache was found by units of the 7th U.S. Army when they explored tunnels under the castle. 5/13/45. RG 111-SC-262104
Durer engraving, found among other art treasures at Merkers mine, nazi looted art, gold Nazi looted art, Rembrandt painting safely recovered in Munich, Nazi gold Diego Velazquez Painting, recovered Nazi looted art, nazi gold
M. SGT Harold Maus of Scranton, PA is pictured with the Durer engraving, found among other art treasures at Merkers. 5/13/45. RG 111-SC-374661 An unknown Rembrandt recovered safe in Munich. 5/13/45. RG 111-SC-374664 The Diego Velazquez Painting 'Philip IV King of Spain', being examined by GEN Mark W. Clark, CG USFA, who was the host to allied leaders, and the Austrian people during a ceremony where art treasures recovered by the U.S. Army were returned to the rightful owners. LT. GEN Emile Marie Bethourart of France, LT. GEN. R.L. McCreery of Britain, Mr. Figl, Chancellor of Austria, and COL. GEN. Alexis Zheltov, Russian Deputy Commander, were guests of GEN Clark. 12/19/48. RG 111-SC-233882

With very special thanks to the National Archives and Records Administration for making these images available.

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