The Rape of Europa

  • Wed Feb 6
The Rape of Europa
Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham
Narrated by Joan Allen

“With impressive clarity and sweep, The Rape of Europa recounts the Nazi theft and destruction of European art and architecture.” (SF Chronicle) This enthralling documentary recounts the Third Reich’s attempts to entirely reshape Europe not just politically and genetically, but artistically. “Hitler, it seems, set about conquering the world armed with a cultural wishlist, his obsession for art often dictating his military itinerary. His “final solution” for so-called inferior or degenerate artwork was nearly as far-ranging as his program for human genocide (the shadow of the death camps implicitly looming large throughout the film).” (Variety)


Digital Projection color
1 hour 57 minutes
release year/country
2007 USA