Fri, Apr 29

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Lafayette Library, Don Tatzin Com. Hall

THE RAPE OF EUROPA (In-person Screening)

The film presentation and Dr. Berenbaum's lecture are sponsored by the EBIJFF, the CCJCC and the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation.

Tickets will be available soon.
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THE RAPE OF EUROPA (In-person Screening)

Time & Location

Apr 29, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM PDT

Lafayette Library, Don Tatzin Com. Hall, 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA

About the Event

This outstanding movie expands the information presented on April 28th by the noted speaker, historian Dr. Michael Berenbaum, who will explore the Nazi plunder of Europe's cultural treasures. His lecture will be presented online and you  can register for it here.

For those who prefer to stream the film, it will be available on Vimeo for three days starting midnight, Friday, April 29, and ending Sunday, May 1, 11:59 PM PDT. Admission is free for online streaming as well. However, registration required here.

Note: IJWC Year-round Programming subscribers will be registered for the streaming of the film and online lecture, but not in-person screening.

Doors open at 1:00 PM. Film begins at 1:30 PM.

USA, Documentary,  2007, English, 117 minutes - Watch trailer here

Synopsis of The Rape of Europa:

In addition to being some of the worst war criminals in history, Hitler and the Nazi regime were also among the most prolific art thieves. During World War II, the Third Reich ordered the destruction of thousands of pieces of art from what the Nazis termed "inferior" cultures and the theft of thousands more. This documentary explores the effects of the cultural destruction perpetrated by the Nazis across Europe, and examines the ongoing struggle to recover and return the stolen art. The Rape of Europa is especially powerful and moving when focusing on the personal stories of artworks taken from their owners and restored to the families decades later.  

The film presentation and Dr. Berenbaum's lecture are sponsored by the EBIJFF, the CCJCC and the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation.