In fact, three Worcester Art Museum directors and a curator were either Monuments Men or served on the Roberts Commission, an organization that directed the establishment of MFAA
In mid-1949, the Department inherited authority for the remaining collecting points and MFAA personnel in the U.
She made clear that restitution would continue even after the MFAA and collecting points ceased to operate in 1951.
He was commissioned in the British Army in 1938, joining the intelligence corps, and was transferred to the MFAA
after 7, y the ceasefire in 1945.
He was quickly released to help the MFAA
men in Munich.
officers in the field found frequent instances of looting, mayhem, and the thoughtless use of books and manuscripts.
Upon their arrival in Europe after D-Day, the MFAA
officers were split into teams of two and attached to different armies.
He had organized the MFAA
field offices at Normandy, pushed command headquarters to expand and support the monuments effort, mentored the other Monuments Men across France and Germany, interrogated many of the important Nazi art officials, and inspected most of the Nazi repositories south of Berlin and east of the Rhine.
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Edsel is using the occasion to get the word out about a forgotten group of American World War II heroes: the extraordinary men and women of the War Department's MFAA
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