Bell Ringer: The Monuments Men

 

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Description

Author Robert Edsel talks about The Monuments Men. (9 mins)

Participants

  • Robert Edsel, author, “The Monuments Men”

Vocabulary

  • Museum Curators
  • WWII
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Nazis
  • Fuhrer
  • Normandy
  • Da Vinci
  • Michelangelo
  • Picasso
  • Van Gogh
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Paul Sachs
  • George Stout
  • The Louvre
  • Mona Lisa
  • Winged Victory of Samothrace
  • Allied Leaders
  • Lexicon
  • Coerce
  • Torah Scrolls
  • Linz, Austria

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Who were the Monuments Men? How did this group originate?
     
  • Explain Hitler’s purpose for wanting valued works of art.
     
  • What effect did the Monuments Men have on cultural institutions in the United States after returning home from the war?