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The Rape of Europa (2007)

The Rape of Europa (2007)

The Rape of Europa



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"The Rape of Europa" is a documentary about Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring and the Nazi's large-scale theft of European art--and the Allies effort to preserve and return it. In a journey through seven countries, the chronicle takes the audience into the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare that threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For twelve long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on a scale unprecedented in history. But young art professionals, as well as ordinary heroes, from truck drivers to department store clerks, fought back with an extraordinary effort to safeguard, rescue and return the millions of lost, hidden and stolen treasures.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 16, 2008
Menemsha Films - Official Site


Joan Allen
as Narrator

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Critic Reviews for The Rape of Europa

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (24)

That Hitler was mad is well known. That he was mad about art, not so well.

Full Review… | August 15, 2008
Denver Post
Top Critic

The Rape of Europa, an engrossing film based on Lynn Nicholas' 1995 book of the same name, offers a fascinating new perspective on an era that sometimes seems as if it has no more secrets.

Full Review… | May 29, 2008
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

It's long for a documentary, almost two hours, but it has a big story to tell.

Full Review… | March 6, 2008
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

This is a vast subject, ideally suited to a series of films. It's at its most moving when focusing on the small stories of individual artworks taken from their owners and restored to the families decades later.

Full Review… | February 8, 2008
Seattle Times
Top Critic

As thorough as the movie is, it could easily devote another hour to cases like this.

Full Review… | February 1, 2008
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

There is a heart-rending feeling to this documentary, in part due to its sense of irretrievable loss.

Full Review… | January 25, 2008
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Rape of Europa

Very informative documentary about the theft of art by Nazis and the real Monuments Men. (And it will fill in some of the information gaps in Clooney's Monuments Men film.) Highly recommended.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

Fascinating look at the Nazi's treatment of art during the WW2 period.

Steve K

Super Reviewer

stunning. the story of how the nazis smashed and looted the art treasures of europe and the struggle to find and restore them.

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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