"The Monuments Men" opens today at theaters across the nation.
Inspired by a true story, the film follows a platoon of American soldiers during WWII tasked with protecting and recovering art looted by the Nazi regime. Prior to watching heartthrob actors George Clooney et al on the silver screen, learn about this fascinating story from firsthand accounts by watching "The Rape of Europa."
Available on Netflix, this captivating documentary explores stories of both people who were victims of Nazi looting and of those who put their lives at risk to save the world's most valuable treasures.
The film examines numerous topics on this subject, including the drama behind the evacuation of Europe's most important cultural institutions, to stories of how masterpieces like the Mona Lisa were protected and hidden, all the way up to modern-day legal battles of rightful artwork ownership.