THE RAPE OF EUROPA (2006)

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 6:00pm

The Rape of Europa
Directors: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham
USA, 2006, 117 min, English


Based on Lynn H. Nicholas’ book of the same name, this astonishing and timely documentary tells the epic story of the
systematic theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europe’s art treasures during the Third Reich.
The film begins and ends with artist Gustav Klimt’s 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer--a turn-of-the-20th-century Viennese hostess. Recently, the painting was sold to New York’s Neue Galerie Museum, founded by Ronald S. Lauder.

Screening will be followed by a distinguished panel, which includes
Lynn H. Nicholas, Author, Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and WWII
Lawrence M. Kaye, International Art Lawyer
Jonathan Steinberg, History, University of Pennsylvania

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