Looted Art in Occupied Territories, Neutral Countries and Latin America: Preliminary Report, US Foreign Economic Administration, 5 May 1945
There is a very brief mention of Paraguay in this report which was designed to supplement previous reports on looted cultural property in areas under direct Nazi control during the war. The report attempts to trace art and other assets which had been sent to Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
The reference to Paraguay concerns a Stradivarius violin whose status the authors of the report wish to establish. Late in 1944 Dr. Honig of New York City wrote to Rodolfo Treuer in Buenos Aires making a reference to a Stradivarius violin left in the care of Mr. Eric Kahlenberg, Asunción, Paraguay. In an earlier communication Dr. Honig had advised Kahlenberg that a "former Director of Skoda" [the car company] might approach him concerning the sale of a Stradivarius. The writers of the report took this as an indication that these men might be Jewish refugees discussing legitimate property saved from the Nazis.
Looted Art in Occupied Territories, Neutral Countries and Latin America: Preliminary Report, US Foreign Economic Administration, 5 May 1945, p 40.
The full text of this report can be found on the site of The Project for the Documentation of Wartime Cultural Losses http://docproj.loyola.edu/