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Press Release
October 30, 2007

National Archives Press Conference to Announce Donation of Newly Discovered Nazi Looted Art Material

WHAT:
A press conference to announce and unveil newly discovered material related to art works stolen by the Nazis during World War II. This material, which was in private hands, will be donated to the National Archives. Archivist Allen Weinstein has hailed this discovery as "one of the most significant finds related to Hitler’s premeditated theft of art and other cultural treasures to be found since the Nuremberg Trials."

WHO:
Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein
Donor of looted art materials
Assistant Archivist Michael Kurtz, author of "America and the Return of Nazi Contraband"

WHEN:
10 a.m., Thursday, November 1, 2007

WHERE:
Archivist’s Reception Room, National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Press should use Pennsylvania Avenue entrance.

PLEASE NOTE:
Photographers welcome, however additional lights are prohibited.

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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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