At the same time that Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over
the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest
art treasures in Europe. The fuehrer had begun cataloging the art he planned
to collect as well as the art he would destroy: the so-called “degenerate” works he despised.
In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a
special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art
historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring
Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture.
Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E
Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their mission to save the world’s great art from the Nazis. Download and start listening now!