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4 augustus 2009

Financial Times: Raider of the lost archive.

Great article in the Financial Times: Raider of the lost archive.

Citaat 1
"Three years ago, David Wills, a mutual friend and fellow member of Brooks’s Club in St James’s, London, organised a lunch there to introduce me to the man responsible for establishing the Sayer Archive. It was, Wills told me, one of the world’s largest collections of second world war-related original documentation in private hands, with more than 100,000 items in all. Furthermore, said Wills, no historian had ever been allowed access."

Citaat 2
"In all, millions of dollars worth of missing gold and currency had been smuggled out of Bavaria by an informal consortium of serving US officers, black marketeers, former German army and SS officers....."