About the Program
A panel discussion of Robert Edsel's The Monunment's Men, which recounts the Allied unit tasked with recovering and protecting European cultural artifacts that the Nazis stole during World War II. The book has recently been adapted into a feature film. The panel includes author Robert Edsel; Greg Bradsher, senior archivist at the National Archives; Nancy Yeide, head of the Deparment of Curatorial Records at the National Gallery of Art; Michael Kurtz, professor at the University of Maryland College of Information Archives; and Stuart Eizenstat, former U.S. ambassador to the European Union and former Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State on Holocaust-Era Issues during the Clinton administration. The panel is hosted by the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Robert Edsel is the author of "Rescuing Da Vinci" and the co-producer of the documentary film, "The Rape of Europa" that explores the history of Europe's stolen masterpieces during World War II. Mr. Edsel is the founder of The Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, which was the recipient of the National Humanities Medal in 2007. For more, visit: monumentsmen.com.
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