Recovering Cultural Treasures Stolen by the Nazis: A Portrait of the Real ‘Monuments Men’

American troops of the 101st Airborne load a truck with recovered art treasures reportedly stolen by German Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering, April 1945.
Art & Artists
'40s
William Vandivert—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

A photo from April 1945 depicts American soldiers loading recovered paintings and sculptures -- reportedly stolen by Hermann Goering himself -- into a truck, in hopes they might be returned to their rightful owners. Read More

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