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