The rape of Europa
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DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
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[Venice, CA] : Menemsha Films, [2008]
Description:
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Imagine the world without our masterpieces. Interviews with eyewitnesses and historians and newsreel footage show how during World War II the Nazis systematically took or destroyed the art of Europe. It follows the heroic Europeans who first hid, and then set out to find and return what had been taken, with the help of the Allied forces "Monuments Men". It is work that continues to this day.
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Not rated.
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DVD, NTSC; widescreen (1:1:85).
In English, German, Polish, French, Russian, and Italian with English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Director of photography, Jon Shenk ; editor, Josh Peterson ; music composer, Marco d'Ambrosio, narrator, Joan Allen ; for Actual: Jon Shenk, producer.
Based on the book by Lynn H. Nicholas.
Originally produced in 2006, released in 2007.
Documentary.
Includes trailer.
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Publisher Number:
B0011ZJ5C2
M107
Other Number:
212225332
System Availability:
3
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
3
Control Number:
220326
Call Number:
364.16/287
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0
# Local items in:
3
# System items in:
3
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[videorecording]
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Adolf Hitler spent years struggling to establish himself as an artist before his political ambitions rose to the surface and he brought the Nazi Party to power in Germany, and documentary filmmakers Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham, and Bonni Cohen offer a unique perspective on how Hitler's aesthetic viewpoint may have affected his nation's actions during World War II. The Rape of Europa examines the artistic tastes of Hitler and his leading advisors, and how they looted many of the great museums and private art collections of Europe during the course of World War II in order to stock museums built during the Third Reich (and benefit the collections of Germany's leaders). In addition, Axis forces actively participated in raids to destroy artwork and artifacts from nations and cultures Hitler regarded as "degenerate," serving as a curious parallel to "the Final Solution" that left six million dead. The film features rare newsreel footage and photographs documenting the Nazis' obsession with art; Joan Allen narrates. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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