6.29.2004
ENLARGE THE PHOTO


They Left Their Loot Behind
U.S. Army Signal Corps photo, dated April 24, 1945

An American soldier (center, bottom) inspects a pile of German loot twice his height that's been stored in a church at Elligen, Germany. With two weeks to go before the end of the war in Europe, the retreating SS and Wehrmacht abandoned scores of such treasure troves.

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