Monuments Man Harry Ettlinger Interview


Harry Ettlinger, born in Karlsruhe, Germany on January 28, 1926, fled to the U.S. with his family in 1938, the day after his Bar Mitzvah. They settled in Newark, N.J., and six years later Harry was drafted by the Army and returned to Europe, where his fluency in German allowed him to volunteer to help the Monuments Men. In this interview, he talks about Nazi plundering and the respectful decision by America to return the recovered cultural treasures to their proper countries, including Germany.




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Watch The Monuments Men movie trailer for the film starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett and John Goodman. Directed by George Clooney, the film is based on Robert M. Edsel's similarly titled book that tells the story of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program that the allies carried out during WWII to protect valuable pieces of art and other culturally significant items from destruction by Hitler and the Nazis.



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