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The Rape of Europa

Director: Bonni Cohen Genre(s): History, Documentary Rating: Unrated Languages: English, German, French, Russian, Italian, Polish

The Rape of Europa is an epic journey through seven countries that follows the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare, which threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For 12 long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on an unprecedented scale in history. But heroic young art historians and curators from America, as well as across Europe, fought back. They did so in a miraculous campaign to rescue then return the millions of lost, hidden, and stolen treasures. (Menemsha) This film is sponsored by the [Springfield Art Museum]( and is FREE. There will be a post screening panel discussion on art and ownership.

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