1945 SPOILS OF WAR
A US soldier inspects one of hundreds of artworks found in the home of Adolf Hitler’s right-hand man, Hermann Göring. The Third Reich plundered many treasures from the countries under its occupation during World War II. Hitler planned to concentrate all of Europe’s most significant art in a single museum based in his hometown, the Austrian city of Linz. Göring’s collection alone accounted for 50 per cent of the works “confiscated” from the Reich’s enemies.