New York Times - 09/14/2007
"THE RAPE OF EUROPA covers endlessly interesting material....IT also raises endlessly interesting questions..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/28/2007
"[T]his is a surprisingly vast and involving topic....EUROPA covers a lot of territory and is packed with information."
Joan Allen narrates this documentary that chronicles the plight of Europe's greatest artistic treasures during the Nazi reign. For more than a decade, the Third Reich attempted to steal and obliterate the continent's culture, as the Nazi ideology led to the destruction of countless paintings. Meanwhile, art lovers worked to save as many pieces as they could to ensure the cultural legacy of their region would remain intact. THE RAPE OF EUROPA spans seven countries and six decades in its efforts to tell the stories of these devoted men and women and the precious pieces that survived because of their efforts.
Description by Passion River:
"The Rape of Europa" tells the epic story of the systematic, theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europe's art treasures during the Third Reich and World War II. Joan Allen narrates this breathtaking chronicle about the battle over the very survival of centuries of western culture.
Art / Artists |
Nazi Germany |
Theatrical Release |
World War II |