In 2013, Susan Fisher Sullam uncovered hundreds of pages of top secret and classified files that had belonged to her late father, Joel Fisher, detailing the final, harrowing months of WWII and efforts to recover all the treasure stolen by the Nazis.
As a member of General Dwight Eisenhower's staff during WWII, Lt. Commander Joel Fisher kept the memos and papers detailing one of the greatest treasure hunts in history. His documents, which were found by his daughter after his death, chronicled how Americans located and recovered billions of dollars' worth of gold, silver, currency and artwork looted by the Nazis from countries that they occupied.
Lt. Commander Fisher led a task force of 75 men that followed American troops as they fought their way through central Germany in the closing month of the war. Task Force Fisher traveled 1,900 miles, recovering more than 6.6 tons of gold and 9.4 tons of silver.