A Photographic Display of Cultural Irresponsibility

Lost Treasures of Italy during World War II.

A photographic display of Cultural Irresponsibility

unmatched in the annals of human history

"“During the Nazi occupation of northern Italy, German art historians worked for a so-called "Art Preservation Unit." Frescoes were covered, facades were walled in for preservation, paintings and sculptures were stored in mines. But often it was a feckless project.

“As the Allies marched inexorably northward through Italy during World War II, the Nazis set to work photographing the rubble of damaged historical buildings and artwork. The images were supposed to prove that their enemies were cultural barbarians.”

“Renowned German art historian Ludwig Heydenreich deposited some 1,600 similar photos at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, the Central Institute for Art History, in Munich after the war. Some were later found unsorted in an old box.” The fate of the others is not yet known here.

And while this display and its extensive photographic brethren do not represent the losses of literature, sculpture, paintings, portrait or landscape, et al., in the end, these images proved exactly that point: "We have met the enemy, and it was US".

These are images of only a few of the lost treasures of Italian architecture destroyed by "Allied," i.e., by American mostly, and some British, heavy air bombardments during World War II.

Was all this accomplished as some kind or type of "defense" or "offense," at the distant hand of the Jew of finance, politics, and industry, in America and Britain? Yes. For who else would induce another people to accomplish such a devastating deed upon themselves, ac act entirely and exclusively designed to erase by any and all means the historical past of that victimized people inflicted by their own descendant peoples in other countries?

Compare these losses to similar lost treasures, in "Lost Treasures of Europe," found in this same MK Image Gallery. These are only our losses, not that of the Jew, who gained and profited in every way imaginable and even more so, beyond that.

* Source: Der Spiegel Online magazine, http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,701515,00.html, at: Photo Gallery: Italian Ruins, Nazi Propaganda, "Photos from the Italian Front: How the Nazis Used War Rubble as Propaganda" by Christoph Gunkel; Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte. (See also Der Spiegel's "Photo Gallery: Documenting Destruction", regarding Germany's losses, at http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-54868.html, and in several places in these various MK Image Galleries).

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