May 08, 2014
ERR Album 6 Returned to the National Archives
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(May 8, 2014) Washington, DC - Coinciding with the May 8 anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe in 1945, today at a ceremony at the U.S. National Archives, David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist, Robert M. Edsel, Chairman of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art and author of The Monuments Men, and Harry Ettlinger, one of only six living Monuments Men, unveiled "Hitler Album 6," the last known original leather bound album containing photographs of paintings looted by the Nazis. The Monuments Men Foundation donated this album, which was found at Hitler's home in Berchtesgaden, Germany, in the closing days of the war and has since been in private hands, to the National Archives.
This album, created by the staff of a special task force, the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg, or ERR, documents the unprecedented... click here to read more.