Nazi-looted art is still being sought and recovered more than 70 years after the real men and women of the Army’s Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, known as the “Monuments Men,” set out to protect European art from Nazi plundering in World War II. National World War II Museum in New Orleans is developed a special gallery to honor the Monuments Men.
This is Rose Valland, one of the heroes of Nazi-Occupied France. An employee of the Louvre, she kept records of the art stolen by Nazi officers- what was taken, from where, and by who. She was instrumental in the postwar return of countless stolen pieces, and one of the most decorated women in French history.