Who were the Monuments Men?
This division of artists, historians, and regular G.I.s were on the frontlines of the war, in a race to save the world's most priceless artworks . . .
See the movie
This 2014 movie brings the stories of the Monuments Men to life.
The Rape of Europa
This documentary, based on the award-winning book by Lynn H. Nicholas, is as gripping as any wartime thriller.
Theft at Quedlinburg
Read how a World War II G.I. stole medieval artifacts and hid them for over 40 years . . .
Missing wartime art found in Paris
"They keep coming back, these works of art lost to the Nazis, like bottles washed ashore." . . .
What was Stalag IX-B?
This German POW camp was only the starting point for the men of Berga. Read this firsthand account of the deplorable conditions . . .
What was the Berga camp?
The POW camp at Berga was shocking in its conditions and in the fact that it deliberately selected Jewish G.I.s. This website for a PBS documentary is an unmatched source for firsthand accounts and photos . . .
The children of Drancy
The Drancy internment camp in Paris was notable for the way it separated children from their parents. Read more in this first-hand account . . .
Find a relative's military record
Despite a calamitous fire at the National Records Archive in 1973, some wartime records are still available—either online or by request. Begin your search here . . .
Find a relative's Holocaust record
Many of the resources for finding Holocaust victims and survivors have been digitized and made available online. The Center for Jewish History compiled this extremely helpful guide, which compiles online resources as well as documents available in their library . . .
UNDER THE EGG incorporates many aspects of World War II history—from the brave work of the Monuments Men to the abhorrent Nazi policies of looting and outright murder.
For the sake of time and plot, I could only touch on these topics, all of which deserve extensive study. Luckily for all of us, many men and women have dedicated their lives to that study and shared their results through books, documentaries, and online resources. Click through the links below to explore each subject in depth.
Witnesses to World War II