The Rape of Europa
The Rape of Europa is an epic journey through seven countries, into the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare that threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For twelve long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on a scale unprecedented in history. But heroic young art historians and curators from America and across Europe fought back with a miraculous campaign to rescue and return the millions of lost, hidden and stolen treasures.
“The Rape of Europa"...explores particularly fresh terrain — the Nazis’ calculated destruction and plundering of Europe’s art treasures. Covering everything from lost and found masterworks to ongoing recovery efforts to art-related military strategies, the film provides both a substantial art-history lesson and a stimulating look at why art matters.Read more
"Probably the greatest treasure hunt in history. A big, big story. I was amazed how few people knew about it anymore," says Robert EdselRead more
"Deane Keller was one of the unsung heroes of World War II."Read more