The Rape of Europa

Thursday, March 20, 2014
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Amílcar Cabral Center
John D. O’Bryant African American Institute
40 Leon Street

Hors d’oeuvres will be served during the film.

The Rape of Europa is a documentary created by Lynn H. Nicholas, Robert M. Edsel, Bonni Cohen, Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham, Jon Shenk, Josh Peterson, Marco d’Ambrosio, and Joan Allen.

Faculty remarks and discussion will follow the film screening.

The Rape of Europa is an epic journey through seven countries 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 heroic young art historians and curators from America and across Europe fought back with a miraculous campaign to rescue and return the millions of lost, hidden, and stolen treasures.