PHOTO OF THE WEEK



The World War II Photo of the Week
for 19 April 1999


MERKERS MINE (91 K)

German Loot Discovered in Salt Mine

The U. S. Army's 90th Division discovered this cache of Reichsbank wealth, SS loot, and Berlin museum paintings that were removed from Berlin to a salt mine in Merkers, Germany. Taken 15 April 1945 by U. S. Signal Corps Photographer Cpl. Donald R. Ornitz [NWDNS-239-PA-6-34-2]. Picture reproduced courtesy Still Picture Branch (NWDNS), U. S. National Archives.

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