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  • SusanneLevitsky@...
    Feb 5, 2014
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      Before you see the new George Clooney movie, "The Monuments Men,"  you might want to watch this
      documentary, "Hunting Hitler's Treasures: The Monuments Men."
       
      It airs at 8 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, on the National Geographic Channel.
       
       
      Schwangau, Germany - Second Lt. James J. Rorimer, second from left, supervising the recovery of paintings from Neuschwanstein Castle. The fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle in southwest Bavaria is today famous as the model for Disney's Castle, but in 1944 it was the central repository for France's stolen art.
       
      NGC presents the true story of an unlikely World War II “band of brothers.” The unsuspecting group of scholars, academics, historians and architects headed to the front lines of the bloodiest war in history to rescue thousands of years' worth of European art and culture from Nazi-occupied Europe. Through extensive archive sources and photographs, journals and letter excerpts, along with the personal accounts from surviving family members, this  special sheds light on the remarkable story.
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