365 Days of Art: October 1 – Nazi Radio Vilifies Monuments Men
October 1, 1943
Nazi radio announces:
The US President of the European Monuments and Art Treasures Committee, an organization consisting of thieves and Jews, said in a statement to the Press that a large number of maps are being distributed to US soldiers to enable them to trace artistic treasures easily. A well-known gangster has been appointed as Director of the Committee”.
This refers to the “Monuments Men”, whose priority during the war is to save cultural and artistic treasures.