The plunder of Europe’s art treasures – The Rape of Europa

This 2-hour documentary is excellent. It details how the Nazis seized the art treasures of France and Italy as well as from the homes of Jews to ship to Germany. It also details how these treasures were recovered by the Americans towards the end of the war and the noble efforts of the small squad of monuments men to save and preserve them.

For a more detailed understanding you should also read the book of the same name. This book won the National Book Award.

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