"This text addresses the often-overlooked practice of Allied looting. This book follows the journey of the Hungarian Crown Treasure from muddy oil drum in Austria to Fort Knox and back to Austria. Numerous lost treasures are discussed, including Raphael's Portrait of a Young Man, and lost manuscripts, including the earliest known printing by the Gutenberg press"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Stealing a trove of stamps -- A passion for Lucas Cranach paintings -- Plundering priceless manuscripts -- The Schwarzburg Castle -- Vignettes of looting -- Looting from Hungary in World War II.