Art: Goring's Beauties

Near Berchtesgaden is a little Bavarian village named Unterstein whose normal preoccupations are tourists and farming. Today Unterstein is an art center. In a whitewashed building, once a rest center for German railway workers, the American joist Airborne Division has put on display Hermann Goring's fabulous $200,000,000 collection of art works, the crème de la crème of the loot of Europe.

After visiting Unterstein last week, TIME Correspondent Percy Knauth cabled:

This fantastic treasure was discovered by a Seventh Army counterintelligence task force which was scouring the countryside for hidden stores of bullion....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!