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Country: Czech Republic, USA
Run Time: 117 minutes
Adolf Hitler had a dream of creating the world's greatest museum of art. The Nazi's systematic plan of making his dream a reality included the theft of those works Hitler, and fellow art enthusiast Hermann Goering, held in esteem. From the evacuation of the Louvre and the Hermitage Museums to the dismantlement and burying of Cracow's St. Mary's Altar, ordinary European citizens went to extraordinary measures to preserve their art and culture. The film's subject matter is astonishing in scope, encompassing items from DaVinci's "Mona Lisa" to simple household items of Jewish apartments. Many of these works are displaced today, still an important facet of the current art market. With commentary from survivors and historians of WWII, THE RAPE OF EUROPA is a stunning and emotional documentary that depicts the evil that tried to destroy Western Culture and the heroism that saved it. - J.B.H.
Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 2:00 PM
Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham, Bonni Cohen
Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham
Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham, Bonni Cohen Co Producer: Robert M. Edsel
Narrated by Joan Allen
This film is presented with the generous support of LYNN GOTTLOB. Sponsored by Cleveland Museum of Art.