The Rape of Europa Synopsis
The Nazis loot and destroy European artwork during World War II.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Throughout the film its makers pose the question of whether saving a work of art is as important as saving a human life. The question is...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
This gripping documentary sheds light on the frightening totality of Hitler's vision for a Germanic Europe, and the extent to which he and...
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Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
The film is somewhat scattered in construction, but it's an eye-opener.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A veteran who was in the Allied force trying to drive Germans out of a landmark Italian monastery asks, "What is more important, a great...
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San Francisco Chronicle

With impressive clarity and sweep, The Rape of Europa recounts the Nazi theft and destruction of European art and architecture.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A startling documentary.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It’s absorbing. The world came perilously close to losing so many Rembrandts, so many Klimts. The cultural casualties, near and actual, may...
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Boston Globe

Here the result is often disjointed and frustrating. That 2,000 people lived in the cellars of the Hermitage during the siege of Leningrad...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Uninspired in style, and Joan Allen's narration is dry.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Unfortunately, most of the two-hour documentary is devoted to annotating what the Nazis stole for both their state and personal...
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Rape of Europa ia a MUst See!

By miltonpat
The intrinsic drama attached to this topic is well-portrayed. Though they don't mention it, I could ot help but think of the Taliban destroying priceless Buddha statues, and the irreperable looting...

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By amlmb
Everyone should see this movie....

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By Beegie Adair
My husband and I thought it was the best thing we've seen in a long time. First rate documentary, beautifully shot, great music, and riveting in subject matter. The theatre was pretty full, also,...