Saturday, May 19, 2007

the rape of europa

"The rape of Europa" is a documentary showing the impact wars (in this particular case WWII) have on our cultural heritage. Stating the obvious, any war leads to loss of lives and that is definitely tragic. But what we not always realize, wars also mean destruction of many priceless art objects and from the perspective of future generations that might be even more tragic than loss of lives.

"The rape of Europa" shows how different attitudes towards art Nazists and Allies had. It is a movie definitely worth watching.