Publicity Materials


Interview of Lynn Nicholas by former NEH chairman William Ferris

San Francisco Chronicle Article:
His mission -- to save art looted by Nazis. Here's how he did it.

View transcript of an Interview with Director Richard Berge - The New York Jewish Film Festival Blog/Feb 4, 2007

Download "Art Talk: War and Masterpieces" - Art News/2006 [1.5MB]

Download Stanford Magazine Article [1.6MB]

Download Press Production Notes [952KB]

Download Film Synopsis [44KB]

 

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Audio clip Adolf Hitler the Aspiring Artist (:39) [1MB]
Adolf Hitler is rejected from Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 1907. Voices of Joan Allen and Austrian art dealer Wolfgang Fischer.
 
Audio clip Allied Art Collecting Points—short version (:37) [920KB]
Former Monuments Men (officers of the Allied Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives task force) describe the staggering collection of displaced art that brought together after the war at central collecting points in Munich and Weisbaden. Voices of Bernard Taper and Kenneth Lindsay.
 
Audio clip Allied Art Collecting Points—long version (:70) [1.6MB]
Former Monuments Men (officers of the Allied Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives task force) describe the staggering collection of displaced art that brought together after the war at central collecting points in Munich and Weisbaden. Voices of Joan Allen, Bernard Taper, Kenneth Lindsay, and Craig Hugh Smyth.
 
Audio clip A Picasso Auctioned at Christieís (:39) [968KB]
Pablo Picasso’s Buste de femme à la chemise (1922) is auctioned by Christie’s for the first time since 1939‚ when the Nazis removed the painting from a German museum and sold it in an infamous auction of so–called “degenerate” art.

 

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Hitler Goering Painting Maria Altmann Supreme Court [48KB jpg]
Maria Altmann and children after the Supreme Court heard her case in February, 2004.
Photo Source: Actual Films
 
Hitler Goering Painting The Filmmakers [988KB jpg]
Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham, and Bonni Cohen
Photo Source: Actual Films
 
Hitler Goering Painting Hitler Goering Painting [820KB jpg]
Adolf Hitler presents Hermann Goering with The Falconer (1880), a painting by the 19th century Austrian academic painter Hans Makart. Hitler bought the painting legitimately from art dealer Karl Haberstock. It is now in the Neue Pinakothek in Munich.
Photo Source: Lynn Nicholas
 
Himmler-Hitler Himmler-Hitler [2MB jpg]
Heinrich Himmler presents a painting to Hitler as a birthday gift, April 1939.
Photo Source: Jonathan Petropoulos
 
Goering gives painting to Hitler Hitler gives painting to Goering [652KB jpg]
Adolf Hitler presents Hermann Goering with The Falconer (1880), a painting by the 19th century Austrian academic painter Hans Makart. Hitler bought the painting legitimately from art dealer Karl Haberstock. It is now in the Neue Pinakothek in Munich.
Photo Source: Library of Congress
 
Guard with empty frame Guard with empty frames [924KB jpg]
Empty Veronese picture frame after the evacuation of the Louvre in 1939.
Photo Source: Lynn Nicholas
 
Rorimer, painting Neuschwanstein copy Rorimer, painting Neuschwanstein copy [1.6MB jpg]
At Schloss Neuschwanstein in southern Bavaria, Captain James Rorimer, who later would become the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, supervises the safeguarding of art stolen from French Jews and stored during the war at the castle (April-May, 1945).
Photo Source: National Archives and Records Administration
 
Lindsay examines painting Lindsay examines painting [600KB jpg]
Sergeant Kenneth Lindsay with a School of Botticelli portrait at Wiesbaden Collecting Point (1945). Lindsay would later teach art history at the University of Binghamton.
Photo Source: Archives of the National Gallery of Art
 
Lady Ermine at train Lady Ermine at Train [848KB jpg]
Polish art historian Karol Estreicher with MFAA officer Lt. Frank P. Albright and two American GIs as they prepare to return Leonardo da Vinciís Lady with an Ermine to the Czartoryski Museum in Cracow, Poland, from which it had been stolen by the Nazis.
Photo Source: Lynn Nicholas
 
Chaplain with torahs Chaplain with Torahs [892KB jpg]
US chaplain Samuel Blinder sorts stolen Torah scrolls at the Offenbach Archive Collecting Point.
Photo Source: Lynn Nicholas

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