"Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis" by Robert Edsel
When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire.
Robert Edsel joins us to talk about the efforts to save Italy’s great artistic treasures from the Nazis.
His book is Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis .