Sunday, July 15, 2012
Archaeology of the Cold War: Soviet Trophy Brigades
This is the only report I am aware of that describes the work of the USSR Trophy Brigades after WW2. These brigades removed works of art and transferred them to the Soviet Union where they mostly remain. Personally, I think the Russians have quite a good claim to them: if you haven't read what happened in WW2 on the eastern front, do not be quick to judge the Russians. They have quite a story to tell.
Here is the article that opened up the discussion of the location of these missing items.