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The New York Times

Motoko Fujishiro Huthwaite, 92, Last of the ‘Monuments Women,’ Dies

May 8, 2020 - An American who was sent to Japan after Pearl Harbor, she was one of 345 people from 14 countries who helped preserve cultural treasures. ...

Corriere della Sera

Anna Bottinelli, un’italiana alla guida dei «Monuments Men»: i cacciatori delle opere trafugate dai nazisti

November 28, 2019 - Fiorentina, 32 anni, un curriculum accademico di primo piano, andrà a dirigere la Fondazione, con sede a Dallas, resa celebre dal film di Clooney. «Entusiasta dell’incarico» ...

The New York Times

75 Years After World War II Theft, a Painting Returns to Italy

July 19, 2019 - Compared to showier works in Florence’s Pitti Palace — paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael, and Titian — the small “Vase of Flowers” by Jan van Huysum might barely earn a second glance ...

The Telegraph

Monuments Men Foundation returns historic paintings won in poker game to Germany

May 6, 2015 - Three historic paintings won by an American tank commander during Second World War returned to rightful owners in Germany ...

CBS News

"Monuments Men" receive monumental honor from Congress

October 22, 2015 - Congress gave its highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, to 345 unsung heroes of World War II on Thursday. ...

The New York Times

Returning the Spoils of World War II, Taken by Americans

May 5, 2015 - As the Allies stormed through Germany in 1945, museum officials in Dessau scurried to hide their art treasures in a nearby salt mine, where they would soon be discovered by American soldiers. ...

NBC News

'Monuments Men' Bill Passes House and Senate

February 6, 2014 - After 70 years in near obscurity, the men and women who worked to preserve cultural artifacts during World War II, nicknamed the “Monuments Men,” will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. ...

The New York Times

Not All Monuments Men Were Men

January 29, 2014 - In February 1952, as Europe rebuilt after World War II, Ardelia Ripley Hall arrived in Bonn, Germany, to play her part in a bold American military mission that had begun about a decade earlier. ...

USA Today

G.I.'s family returns World War II antiquities to Italy

May 29, 2013 - Antique books by Isaac Newton and other historical figures, lifted from an Italian church by a G.I. during World War II, were returned in a ceremony at the Italian Embassy ...

The New York Times

Treasure Hunters in Uniform: ‘Monuments Men’ Remembered

February 20, 2013 - We don’t tend to think of World War II as a setting for one of history’s biggest art thefts. Now some veterans of that war are being honored for recovering some of the most famous – and not so famous – art of the Western world: ...

Associated Press

Photo albums related to Nazi art theft unveiled by Monuments Men Foundation

February 27, 2012 - Two albums documenting works of art and furniture stolen by the Nazis during World War II were unveiled Tuesday after being discovered by a Dallas-based foundation ...

McClatchy DC

Was Fort Worth museum's statue hiding sordid sales history?

July 3, 2011 - For a museum director, receiving a call from Robert Edsel is like getting a call from the Internal Revenue Service for the rest of us. It stimulates the gastric juices as the mind whirls, "OMG, what now?" ...

WFAA

Art stolen by Hitler discovered at SMU museum

May 16, 2010 - The university is working with international art experts to confirm its belief that it is the legitimate owner of two portraits known to have once been part of a vast Nazi collection. ...

The New York Times

In His Bags, Spoils of a War and Stories of Heroism

January 25, 2010 - SEVERAL years ago, I started a foundation called Monuments Men. It’s dedicated to some unknown heroes who made a huge difference in World War II. ...

CBS News

WWII Vet Displays Hitler's Photo Album

December 9, 2009 - After fighting his way across Europe during World War II, John Pistone was among the U.S. soldiers who entered Adolf Hitler's home nestled in the Bavarian Alps as the war came to a close. ...

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