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By Kenneth D. Alford

Looting has lengthy been well-known as one of many crimes devoted by way of the 3rd Reich in the course of global conflict II, against the law which stripped financial wealth and inventive treasures from the populations the Nazis terrorized. This ancient textual content finds the surprising quantity of looting via Allied forces, exploring their thievery opposed to the Germans and others. It follows the adventure of the Hungarian Crown Treasure from a muddy oil drum in Austria to citadel Knox and again to Hungary, and discusses a number of misplaced treasures starting from beneficial artwork works to infrequent manuscripts, together with the earliest identified printing through the Gutenberg press.

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In February 1956, former Capt. Joachim Ohringer was located and a lengthy legal discussions took place regarding the coin collection that he had acquired. He had been the officer in charge of Prisoner of War Interrogation Team Number 145, attached to the 69th Infantry Division, and had signed for the coin collection belonging to Else Wiede. Ohringer did not submit to an interview; instead, all correspondence with the military was through the law office of Burton Hugh Young, located at 7 South Dearborn Street, Chicago.

One of these rooms I utilized as my personnel [personal] office. In the desk of the office I occupied I found a large number of loose stamps. Upon examining these stamps, I found they were of more interest to a collector, and not the type that would normally be kept in a business office for daily postal requirements. Most of these stamps I took and held at the time to become a possible portion of my collection. Some of them are presently a portion of my collection and others I have disposed of by trading them or giving them away.

There was a large stone with a cross engraved on it at the head of the grave, showing the influence of Christianity. One child was buried with a Crackerjacks box and a tin cup, while the other was buried with a piece of candy and a spoon. The study concluded by Senter and Hawley showed that these Native American tribes still used some of the rituals of their ancestors. ”7 Fortunately, after protest from Native Americans, this type of “grave robbing” was outlawed by the state of New Mexico. After receiving his master’s degree, Senter was granted a fellowship at Harvard University, where he commenced working toward his doctoral degree in the field of physical anthropology.

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