November 16, 2009
'Monuments Men' Explores Hunt for Art Stolen by Nazis
PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
JIM LEHRER: And finally tonight: a tale of war, art, and an unusual group of soldiers. Jeffrey Brown has our conversation.
JEFFREY BROWN: It was a drama that largely took place behind the scenes of the great sweep of destruction, violence and final triumph of the Second World War: the systematic looting of art by Nazis and the response and rescue effort by the U.S. and its allies. Much of the work was undertaken by a small group that came to be known as the Monuments Men. And their story is told in a new book by that title. Its author, Robert Edsel, joins me now. Welcome to you.