Cleveland, May 20(ANI): A photo album detailing plans of a Nazi super museum consisting of thousands of stolen artworks has been discovered in the United States.
According to reports, Hitler envisioned a “Fuhrermuseum” rivalling those in Dresden and Munich, and had helped draw up architectural plans, which eventually grew to include a theatre, an opera house and a hotel.
An amateur history buff, Robert Edsel, spotted the album after he visited the house of a U.S. GI, who had taken it as a memento from Hitler’s home in Berchtesgaden in 1945.
It is claimed that the album is one of the 31 albums presented to Hitler in the 1940’s.
However, U.S. GI John Pistone, who lives in Cleveland, Ohio, said that he had never known the significance of the album titled “Picture Gallery Linz XIII”.
“It was just a book full of pictures of old paintings to me. I just wanted something that proved I had been on Hitler’s mountain,” The Telegraph quoted Pistone, as saying.
Pistone’s album contains reproductions of 19th-century German and Austrian pictures, the art Hitler had admired most. It also has photographs that show him working on plans for his museum, while a model of Linz was moved to his bunker in Berlin. (ANI)