This exciting series chronicles one of the greatest heists in history and the present-day efforts to locate valuable objects and artwork stolen by the Nazis at the end of World War II and return them to their rightful owners.
The series features a team of present-day investigators led by Robert Edsel and joined by investigative journalist Conor Woodman and Second World War historian James Holland, who track down witnesses, victims and their descendants, plus top experts on the Nazi era. The detective work in Hunting Nazi Treasure will take the team across four continents – from European salt mines and castles to the desert sands of North Africa and across the ocean to North and South America in search of some of the hundreds of thousands of paintings, documents, and other cultural objects worth billions of dollars that remain missing.
The Rape of Europa tells the epic story of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europe's art treasures during the Third Reich and the Second World War.
In a journey through seven countries, the film takes the audience into the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare that threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For twelve long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on a scale unprecedented in history. But young art professionals as well as ordinary heroes, from truck drivers to department store clerks, fought back with an extraordinary effort to safeguard, rescue and return the millions of lost, hidden and stolen treasures.
The Rape of Europa | PBS America I Trailer