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Published: 2/17/2014


Toledo's World War II art connection

Toledo has ties Germany in World War II, connections made before Hollywood’s historical interpretation in 'The Monuments Men' trained a brighter spotlight on the era. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

School students and Toledo residents wait in line outside  the Toledo Museum of Art to view more than 90 European paintings Nazis had buried deep in a German salt mine. In 1949, more than 100,000 people streamed into the museum in a 10-day exhibit of paintings. Enlarge | Buy This Photo School students and Toledo residents wait in line outside the Toledo Museum of Art to view more than 90 European ...
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An Army escort brings the  more than 90 European paintings Nazis had buried deep in a German salt mine to the Toledo Museum of Art . Enlarge | Buy This Photo An Army escort brings the more than 90 European paintings Nazis had buried deep in a German salt mine to ...
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Toledo residents wait in line inside the Toledo Museum of Art to view more paintings Nazis had hid. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo residents wait in line inside the Toledo Museum of Art to view more paintings Nazis had hid.
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Toledo residents and Catawba Island school students wait in line inside the Toledo Museum of Art. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo residents and Catawba Island school students wait in line inside the Toledo Museum of Art.
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The Toledo Blade bused students to the Toledo Museum of Art to view more than 90 European paintings Nazis had buried deep in a German salt mine. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Toledo Blade bused students to the Toledo Museum of Art to view more than 90 European paintings Nazis had ...
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Crates of artwork are opened up under Army supervision. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Crates of artwork are opened up under Army supervision.
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People in a gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art. Enlarge People in a gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art.
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Guards watch over crates of European masterpieces. Enlarge Guards watch over crates of European masterpieces.
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Photo shows the convoy that delivered the paintings included in the 1949 European Masterpieces exhibit of paintings that came to Toledo as the last stop of an American tour. Enlarge Photo shows the convoy that delivered the paintings included in the 1949 European Masterpieces exhibit of paintings that came to ...
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Photo shows the convoy that delivered the paintings, which had been stored in a German salt mine during World War II.  They were taken to the U.S. for safekeeping, where they went on a tour through museums in cities including Toledo, and later returned to Germany. Enlarge Photo shows the convoy that delivered the paintings, which had been stored in a German salt mine during World War ...
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Lines of people waiting to see a 1949 exhibit called European Masterpieces from Berlin Museums wait outside the Toledo Museum of Art. Enlarge Lines of people waiting to see a 1949 exhibit called European Masterpieces from Berlin Museums wait outside the Toledo Museum ...
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Otto Wittmann of the Toledo Museum of Art points at one of the paintings on display at the museum in 1949. Enlarge Otto Wittmann of the Toledo Museum of Art points at one of the paintings on display at the museum in 1949.
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