Today in World War II History

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.