The rape of Europa / an Actual Films production, in association with Agon Arts & Entertainment and Oregon Public Broadcasting ; written, produced and directed by Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham and Bonni Cohen ; co-producer, Robert M. Edsel ; for Actual Films: Jon Shenk, producer. - [Venice, CA] : Menemsha Films, [2008] - 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

Documentary. Based on the book by Lynn H. Nicholas. Originally produced in 2006, released in 2007. Bonus feature: Trailer. Menemsha Films: M107 (on container spine); B0011ZJ5C2 (on back of container).

Greatest thieves -- New fascist art -- Purchase and plunder -- Cracow -- Total chaos -- Furniture operation -- State Hermitage Museum -- War -- Monuments men -- Violated -- Final weeks -- Restoration.

Director of photography, Jon Shenk ; editor, Josh Peterson ; music composer, Marco d'Ambrosio ; for Actual: Jon Shenk, producer. Director of photography, Jon Shenk ; editor, Josh Peterson ; music composer, Marco d'Ambrosio ; for Actual: Jon Shenk, producer.

Narrator, Joan Allen.

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.

Not rated.


DVD; NTSC; Widescreen (1:1:85 aspect); Dolby digital.


In English, German, Polish, French, Russian, and Italian with English subtitles; closed-captioned.

718122355419

M107 Menemsha Films B0011ZJ5C2 Menemsha Films

Midwest Tape http://www.midwesttapes.com


Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section.


Art thefts--History--Europe--20th century.
Art treasures in war--History--Europe--20th century.
World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war.
National socialism and art.
World War, 1939-1945--Reparations.

N8795.3.G47 / R37 2008

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