Teaching the Untold Story
“How did all these monuments and great works of art survive the devastation of World War II?”
“Who protected and rescued these cultural treasures?”
– Robert M. Edsel, Creator of The Greatest Theft in History Educational Program
You rarely find a major story about World War II that isn't well known and regularly taught in our schools. But the answer to these simple questions is unknown to many Europeans– though the looting occurred on the streets they walk today– and is especially unknown to Americans, without whose wartime rescue efforts much of Europe’s great art might not have survived.
Our goal is to advance knowledge and awareness of this critical event that shaped the cultural backdrop of the world we know today.
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