The Train From Auschwitz A Journey from Shame to Self-Realization
Stolen Art, The Nazi Looting of European Art Treasures
February 10, 2012 at 1:00 PM
Upcoming Film Series
Lecturer: Charles A. Goldstein
Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Nazi Germany committed a crime against humanity in its perpetration of genocide against the Jews. The crime also includes the theft of a huge cultural heritage, including fine art owned by the Jewish community. This theft was a significant part of what turned out to be the greatest looting of cultural treasure in the history of mankind.
Run out of Germany by the Nazis, a small contingent of German Jewish intellectuals exacted a perfect revenger - returning to Europe as American soldiers to defeat the enemy. THE RITCHIE BOYS is the never=-before told tale of a handful of German nationals who used their language and cultural knowledge to wage psychological warfare against the Nazis and to liberate Europe. Still sharp as octogenarians. The Ritchie Boys - a medley of hilariously unlikely soldiers – vividly recall their treacherous and heroic slog through WWII, from training at Camp Ritchie, Maryland, to the beaches of Normandy, from dark weeks spent in a German POW camp to D-Day ebullience.
The Arts Initiative aims at re-inventing the role of the arts in education of the Holocaust and social justice issues. The effort spans all media, unconstrained by venue or program, and reaches out to a diverse cultural community. Among its goals are to make the arts part of an experience of every student, teacher and visitor, and to promote other ways of understanding and acting in the world.