The deck includes fifty-two works of art and two sets of historical photo albums featuring works confiscated and coveted by the Nazis and Adolf Hitler. Artistic cultural objects spanning the tenth through the twentieth centuries, and major European artists from various periods are represented in the deck. The Foundation worked with the owners of these objects as well as museums and law enforcement agencies to complete research into the circumstances of each loss.
About the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art
The Monuments Men Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising global awareness about the importance of respecting and preserving our shared cultural heritage by honoring the
historic achievements of the Monuments Men and Women and completing their mission to right the wrongs of the Nazi looting machine using its super partes role to return stolen and missing objects to their rightful owners. The Foundation acts on behalf of the art or cultural object in question, without favoritism, without an agenda. It has to date located and returned more than thirty objects, some priceless.
During its first 12 years of operations, the Foundation raised worldwide awareness about the Monuments Men and Women through film, television, and books, honored their military service through the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal – the highest civilian honor bestowed by the United States – and preserved their legacy through a partnership with the National World War II Museum making the Foundation's incomparable archives and artifacts accessible to students and scholars around the world. In October 2020, the Museum broke ground on its Liberation Pavilion, which will feature a permanent exhibition about the Monuments Men and Women, the first of its kind.
For more information, please visit www.monumentsmenandwomenfnd.org.