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The rape of Europa

Author: Richard BergeNicole NewnhamBonni CohenRobert M EdselJoan AllenAll authors
Publisher: [Dallas, Tex.] : Agon Arts & Entertainment, LLC., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Collector's edView all editions and formats
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"World War II was not just the most destructive conflict in humanity -- it was also the greatest theft in history: lives, families, communities, property, culture and heritage were all stolen. The rape of Europa Collector's Edition includes the award-winning documentary film, The rape of Europa ... It also features interviews with key figures including the Monuments Men and other war heroes, victims of the Nazis'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
History
Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Art and the war
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Berge; Nicole Newnham; Bonni Cohen; Robert M Edsel; Joan Allen; Charlie Rose; Lynn H Nicholas; Actual Films.; Agon Arts & Entertainment.; Oregon Public Broadcasting.; Menemsha Films.
OCLC Number: 298129986
Language Note: In English, with Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the book by Lynn H. Nicholas.
Originally produced in 2006.
"Presented in theatrical release and sub-distributed by Menemsha Films."
Credits: Director of photography, Jon Shenk ; editor, Josh Peterson ; music composer, Marco d'Ambrosio ; narrator, Joan Allen.
Performer(s): Narrated by Joan Allen.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 3 videodiscs : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1.
Contents: Disc I. Introduction / Harry Ettlinger (7 min.) --
The rape of Europa (117 min.) --
The Charlie Rose show / interviews with Lynn Nicholas and Robert M. Edsel (13 min.) --
Disc II. 1. The villains. Adolf Hitler ; Hitler, the artist ; Hitler and Linz ; The Nazis' plan to loot ; The Nazi looting machine ; Nazi propaganda --
2. The heroes. The "Monuments Men" ; Rose Valland ; Life as a combat soldier ; The "Purple Heart Battalion" --
3. The victims. Surviving the Holocaust ; The Nazis through the eyes of a boy ; The Anschluss: Vienna in 1938 ; "My grandparents" --
4. Preparations. Winged Victory of Samothrace ; Evacuating the Louvre ; Guarding the Mona Lisa ; Protecting Florence's treasures ; Hiding the National Gallery's paintings --
5. Theft and destruction. The battle of Monte Cassino ; Cracow and the Veit Stoss altarpiece ; The theft of the Big Three ; Protecting the wine of Tour d'Argent ; The liberation and destruction of Florence --
6. Finding, returning, and rebuilding. Discovery of the Merkers mine ; Entering Alt Aussee ; The collecting points ; Warsaw Royal Palace: soul of the people ; Wawel Castle: a restoration ; Restitution: a painting returns home ; Rebirth of a cemetery: the Campo Santo --
Disc III. The former Soviet Union: a special case. Never forgetting: the legacy of war ; Saving the Hermitage ; The "blockade" --
8. Altmann v. Republic of Austria. Case for the prosecution: E. Randol Schoenberg ; Case for the defense: Goffried Toman ; Homecoming: Maria Altmann --
9. What is art: who owns it? Why art matters ; The life of a Picasso ; Property as a symbol ; A museum's responsibility ; Understanding restitution --
10. Learning from the past. Dr. Bruce Cole, chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities ; A model for the future ; Protecting our heritage ; A shabbos goy ; Finding the treasure, getting it home ; What happened in Iraq ... and what didn't --
11. Masterpieces and museums. Vermeer's The Astronomer ; Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine ; Van Eyck's Ghent altarpiece and Michelangelo's Bruges Madonna ; Michelangelo's David ; The Louvre in Paris ; The Hermitage in St. Petersburg ; The Uffizi in Florence ; The Czartoryski in Cracow.
Responsibility: an Actual Films production in association with Agon Arts & Entertainment and Oregon Public Broadcasting ; written, produced & directed by Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham and Bonni Cohen ; co-producer, Robert M. Edsel.
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"World War II was not just the most destructive conflict in humanity -- it was also the greatest theft in history: lives, families, communities, property, culture and heritage were all stolen. The rape of Europa Collector's Edition includes the award-winning documentary film, The rape of Europa ... It also features interviews with key figures including the Monuments Men and other war heroes, victims of the Nazis' thefts, and prominent cultural figures ... addresses the questions of our time about the role of art in defining culture, and our shared responsibility to protect it"--Container.

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