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Missing Album From Hitler’s Fantasy Museum Found in Ohio

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Posted on Dec 9, 2009
Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art

The world’s most famous failed art student planned to build a “Fü hrermuseum” in his hometown and fill it with his favorite (and often ill-gotten) art—photos of which were collected first in various scrapbooks. One of those volumes was just discovered in the Ohio home of a WWII veteran, who decided to have it returned to Germany. —PZS

AP via Yahoo:

Sixty-four years after Pistone brought the album home to Ohio, the 87-year-old has learned its full significance: It’s part of a series compiled for Hitler featuring art he wanted for his “Fuhrermuseum,” a planned museum in Linz, Austria, Hitler’s hometown.

Pistone’s album is expected to be formally returned to Germany in a ceremony at the U.S. State Department in January. Germany has 19 other albums discovered at the Berchtesgaden complex that are part of a 31-album collection of works either destined for or being considered for the Linz museum.

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By Virginia777, December 10, 2009 at 5:47 pm Link to this comment

now I just can’t wait until they find Hitler’s fantasy museum of human artifacts, created with the flesh of his victims - or no, was his sadism his “hidden” fantasy (that he covered up with his “love” for art?)

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By Samson, December 10, 2009 at 9:16 am Link to this comment

Is this the same story that’s been shown in “Band of Brothers’ on TV for a decade now?

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