Art Album Belonging To Adolf Hitler Displayed At State Department
(L-R) Deputy Secretary of State for Resources Jacob Lew, Baden-Wuerttemberg Minister of the Interior Heribert Rech, Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art founder Robert Edsel, German Ambassador to the United States Klaus Scharioth and American World War II veteran John Pistone participate in a ceremony to repatriate two Nazi-era books to Germany during a ceremony at the State Department January 22, 2010 in Washington, DC. Pistone returned the Gemaldegalerie Linz Album XIII, which he brought home from Germany at the end of the war and kept for 65 years. The album is one of 31 that contained exquisite photographs of the items selected by Adolf Hitler to be included in the "Fuhrermuseum," an unrealized museum complex for his hometown, the Austrian city of Linz.
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