The Rape of Europa

The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
Nicholas, Lynn H. (Book - 1994)
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

The real story behind the major motion picture The Monuments Men. The cast of characters includes Hitler and Goering, Gertrude Stein and Marc Chagall--not to mention works by artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso. And the story told in this superbly researched and suspenseful book is that of the Third Reich's war on European culture and the Allies' desperate effort to preserve it.

From the Nazi purges of "Degenerate Art" and Goering's shopping sprees in occupied Paris to the perilous journey of the Mona Lisa from Paris and the painstaking reclamation of the priceless treasures of liberated Italy, The Rape of Europa is a sweeping narrative of greed, philistinism, and heroism that combines superlative scholarship with a compelling drama.

Baker & Taylor
A carefully researched volume recounts the Third Reich's war on European culture and reveals the roles of such figures as Hitler, Hermann Goering, Gertrude Stein, and Marc Chagall. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Authors: Nicholas, Lynn H.
Statement of Responsibility: Lynn H. Nicholas
Title: The rape of Europa
the fate of Europe's treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
Publisher: New York : Knopf, c1994
Characteristics: 498 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Bibliography: p. 467-475
Subject Headings: Germany Politics and government 1933-1945 Germany Cultural policy World War, 1939-1945 Art and the war Art thefts Europe
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Art thefts
LCCN: 93011317
ISBN: 0679756868
Branch Call Number: 709.043 N
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