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U.S. military authorities prepare to hang Dr. Klaus Karl Schilling, 74, at Landsberg, Germany, on May 28, 1946. In a Dachau war crimes trial he was convicted of using 1,200 concentration camp prisoners for malaria experimentation. Thirty died directly from the inoculations and 300 to 400 died later from complications of the disease. His experiments, all with unwilling subjects, began in 1942. (AP Photo/Robert Clover) http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ww2_20/w35_60528189.jpg

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A U.S. soldier examines a solid gold statue, part of Hermann Goering's private loot, found by the 7th U.S. Army in a mountainside cave near Schonau am Konigssee, Germany, on May 25, 1945. The secret cave also contained stolen priceless paintings from all over Europe. (AP Photo/Jim Pringle) http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ww2_20/w22_50525030.jpg

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A P-47 Thunderbolt of the U.S. Army 12th Air Force flies low over the crumbled ruins of what once was Hitler's retreat at Berchtesgaden, Germany, on May 26, 1945. Small and large bomb craters dot the grounds around the wreckage. (AP Photo) http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ww2_20/w08_50526039.jpg

On this day in history, Auschwitz gets a new doctor dubbed “Angel of Death”, Joseph Mengele, began experimenting on live Jewish prisoners. These atrocities served no medical benefits. Do you think experimental travesties are still being done in modern day medicine? 

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“The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, more commonly referred to as the Ghent Altarpiece, was Belgium’s most important and beloved artistic treasure.” 
Monuments Men Chapter 14 Excerpt
NPR did a story about this piece of art. Listen here! http://www.npr.org/2010/12/25/132283848/is-this-the-worlds-most-coveted-painting

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Frederick Hartt's History of Italian Renaissance Art remains a classic for casual and storied art lovers. Learn more about the author Hartt when he was a Monuments Men officer in the book @Saving Italy. http://tiny.cc/y988ww

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The ERR was the special task force that pillaged cultural art around Europe. Click here to view an inventory of their stolen artwork. http://www.errproject.org/jeudepaume/inventory/297/#page/8/mode/2up

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Read Monuments Men officer James Plaut's heroic story of retrieving stolen art during WWII, in his own words. http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/flashbks/nazigold/loot.htm

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 Monuments Woman Mary Regan began her military career as a WAC, a U.S. army organization  created during World War II to enlist women as auxiliaries for noncombatant duty in the U.S. army. - Read her bio here: http://monumentsmen.com/index.php/the-monuments-men/queesenberry-major-mary-regan
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