'The Monuments Men' Reviews: Book and FilmMany of the real-life team members were Harvard-trained. The book's author, Robert M. By Edward Mason Harvard Correspondent. Date February 4, April 18, Many of the rescuers, such as George L. All were united by a grand purpose. Many had families.
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Thank everyone for joining us in this fun read-along! I really enjoyed the book and am excited for more book-to-movie read-a-longs in the future. I would have been like Hancock and avoided viewing the concentration camps where horrible atrocities occurred. The pictures of the piles of shoes and the large box of wedding rings taken by the Germans was heart wrenching. I truly did enjoy this book.
Artistic license can take many forms when applied to historical narrative, and it is my hope that in reading my reviews of the book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History , and the film adaptation, The Monuments Men , the reader will get a full picture of the heroic men and women who rescued European art from the Nazis — the Monuments Men, and how they have been portrayed in print and on the silver screen. Edsel, with Bret Witter, takes the reader into the World War II war theater through the stories of ten of the brave men and women, the Monuments Men, who rescued art that had been stolen by the Nazis in Europe. The book is chronological, and the author cleverly weaves in historical anecdotes to show the importance of the preservation of art and culture during times of mass destruction and genocide. The storyline allows the reader to travel with the Monuments Men on their journey to the front lines on a treasure hunt through Europe to find, identify, and return stolen art. Edsel begins in Karlsruhe, Germany. Through the lens of life in Karlsruhe, he describes the history of the Jews in Europe leading up to
The Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives programme was a group of men and women in the Allied armies who protected and preserved treasures during the second world war, and later found and returned art stolen by the Nazis. It's March
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'The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History'
The Monuments Men is based on the true story of a group of brave men and women who hunted down and rescued millions of cultural treasures stolen by the Nazis at the close of World War II. Our lesson plans, discussion questions, maps, and other features can engage learners about this little-known chapter in World War II and guide thinking about the importance of protecting cultural heritage in times of war. The lessons are suitable for middle and high school classrooms and are linked to Common Core State Standards. Most had expertise as museum directors, curators, art scholars and educators, artists, architects, and archivists. Their job description was simple: to save as much of the culture of Europe as they could during combat. These Monuments Men not only had the vision to understand the grave threat to the greatest cultural and artistic achievements of civilization, but then joined the front lines to do something about it.
Now 56, Edsel recalls thinking, "There's got to be more to life than just more — more money, more work. I wanted to do something different. A book is great, but there's nothing like a major feature film to reach people, especially one with George Clooney. The Monuments Men which included a few women and civilians were assigned to what the Allied forces called the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section. Their job: to save Europe's art and architecture from the ravages of war and find the stolen artwork and return it to its rightful owners. Edsel says that by , the Monuments Men had found and returned more than 5 million stolen objects, although thousands remain missing, including works by Raphael, Botticelli and El Greco.