Hitler"s holy relics a true story of Nazi plunder and the race to recover the crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire by Sidney Kirkpatrick

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Horn, Walter William, -- 1908-1995,
  • Allied Forces. -- Supreme Headquarters. -- Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section -- History,
  • Crown jewels -- Austria -- History -- 20th century,
  • Art thefts -- Germany -- History -- 20th century,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- Germany,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Europe,
  • Art treasures in war -- Europe -- History -- 20th century,
  • Cultural property -- Protection -- Europe -- History -- 20th century

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementSidney D. Kirkpatrick.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD810.A7 K57 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23981284M
ISBN 109781416590620, 9781416597803
LC Control Number2009052301

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