Gregorio Diamare and the ecclesiastical authorities of Monte Cassino abbey giving German Luftwaffe troops permission to remove artwork to Germany, 4 Jan 1944 (German Federal Archive)
70 Years Ago—Jan. 4,
1944: Church authorities at the Abbey of Monte Cassino
give Luftwaffe permission to remove artwork to Germany. Fascist northern Italy
seizes Jewish assets and forbids Jews from owning land or stock.