The Rape of Europa… an Astounding True Story

klimt_adele-bloch-bauer “It begins with the story of Gustav Klimt’s famed painting “Gold Portrait,” stolen by the Nazis from Viennese Jews in 1938. In a journey through seven countries, The Rape of Europa takes the reader into the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare that threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe…. [and] 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.”

 Michael Guillen in his blog post on “The Evening Class”, May 15, 2007

Listen to a discussion of this fascinating story at the next Around the World Through Books program, led by professors Karen Steele and Wayne Knight as they provide perspectives on the art, culture, and politics of this art plunder during World War II.

Where?   Lipman Auditorium, Massey Library Technology Center

When?    Wednesday, November 18, from 7:00-8:30 pm (Note: Change due to weather)

Copies of the book are available to check out at each campus library.  Online resource about the film made from the book:   http://therapeofeuropa.com  .

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