Frenchwoman Rose Valland studied art history at university and went to work at the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris in 1932. When the Nazi’s took over the museum, Valland was the only member of the staff that they kept on. The Jeu de Paume became a repository for art the Nazis looted, and Valland, underestimated by the Nazis because of her quiet and unassuming demeanor, secretly kept track of where the art was going as much as she could. During the occupation, she passed on information about the movements of the art to the French Resistance, and after the Allied invasion, Valland worked with them to locate and identify the looted art. She continued working in this capacity long after the war ended and was awarded multiple decorations from the French, U.S., and German governments.