Florentine Art Treasures Returned, 07/21/1945
Six trucks with part of the half billion dollars worth of Florentine art treasure, which was taken to Bolsano by retreating Germans, arrives at Piazzo Dei Signoria, Florence, Italy and passes by reviewing stand of American, English and Italian officials.
Mobile Gas Chambers
This is one of a series of communications on the problems with “S-Wagons,” written by Dr. August Becker, who made an inspection trip through Eastern Europe to observe their operation. S-Wagons were special vehicles used as mobile gas chambers. The mobile gas chambers were hermetically sealed boxes mounted on truck chassis. Carbon monoxide from the truck’s exhaust was pumped into the chamber to kill victims.
October 4, 1943 - Notes of Heinrich Himmler, Chief of Nazi Guard (SS), for a Speech to SS Generals
Heinrich Himmler was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the “final solution.” In a speech to 100 SS generals, he spoke of the extermination of Jews. This handwritten note uses the euphemism “Judenevakuierung” meaning evacuation of the Jews. However, in sound recordings of the speech, Himmler defined “evacuation” as “extermination.”
Digging for Buried Nazi Treasure.
"SS Major Kurt Baron Haller Von Hallerstein admitted that he had buried nearly a million dollars worth of securities and jewelry near Garmisch, Germany. Hallerstein (center) watches with Tec 4 Frederick Wolinsky, New York, NY, as his brother Helmuth Baron Haller Von Hallerstein, digs." May 25, 1945