October 10, 2009
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Robert Edsel recounts the Allied unit (MFAA - Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives) that consisted of several hundred women and men from thirteen nations composed of art historians, curators and artists that were entrusted in recovering European cultural artifacts that were stolen by the Nazis during World War II. The unit which lacked official authority used a myriad of sources to track down the stolen fine art. This event was hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.