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SS men in an office, Birkenau, Poland, 1941

SS men in an office, Birkenau, Poland, 1941

8 Badass Photos From the Real-Life "Monuments Men"—Who Saved Art and Treasure From the Nazis | Officials inspecting and posing with a Goya painting at Le Grand-Lucé in France. National Gallery of Art

8 Badass Photos From the Real-Life "Monuments Men"—Who Saved Art and Treasure From the Nazis: Officials inspecting and posing with a Goya painting at Le Grand-Lucé in France. National Gallery of Art.

As allied forces fought the Nazis for control of Europe during World War II, an unlikely unit of American and British art experts formed the Allied Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section (MFAA) to wage a shadow campaign. Tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves, these heroes became known as The Monuments Men. On February 7, 2014, the film The Monuments Men will be released.

Documenting Nazi Plunder of European Art Hermann Goering's art collection, stolen from museums across Europe, is stored temporarily in building near Berchtesgaden while being catalogued, June (NARA

Mauthausen quarry. This is one of the most notorious photos of World War II. Imagine having that rock on your back and then having to wait patiently just for the chance to walk up the stairs and set it down  then walk back down and grab another.

Infamous " Stairs of Death " in Mauthausen quarry . Prisoner`s were forced to…

Dachau Concentration Camp | SS guards of the Dachau concentration camp lie ... | History: WWII-...

SS guards of the Dachau concentration camp lie dead next to observation tower B shot by men of the US Infantry Division. In all, some 500 SS were "neutralized" according to General Eisenhower. The Real Deal/// Dads Days in Germany 1945

Public execution of Polish priests and civilians in Bydgoszcz's Old Market Square on 9 September 1939.

Public execution of Polish Roman Catholic priests and other civilians in Bydgoszcz's Old Market Square on 9 September 1939

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Polish Refugees in Iran

Polish Refugees in Iran - Print Magazine

Stefan Tomaszewski, 11 year old Polish volunteer soldier during the Warsaw Uprising, Warsaw, Poland, August 1944.

Stefan Tomaszewski, 11-years old Polish volunteer soldier during the Warsaw Uprising, August 1944, Warsaw, Poland [526x820]

Stefan Tomaszewski, 11 year old Polish volunteer soldier during the Warsaw Uprising, Warsaw, Poland, August

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