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Rescuing Italian Art from Nazis

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Robert Edsel talks about the men and women who rescued great Italian art from destruction during WWII. In May 1944 two unlikely American heroes—artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt—set out from Naples to track billions of dollars of missing art, including works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli. Edsel tells the story in Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures from the Nazis.

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Comments [2]

ds from NY

If the guest decided to bring up Campo Santo in Pisa of all places, it should be also at least mentioned that the cemetery was destroyed by American bombing.

May. 22 2013 12:19 PM
Sarah from New Jersey

Really enjoyed this piece. Just ordered the book! Thank you!

May. 08 2013 01:13 PM

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