Robert Edsel, an author, will be speaking about his experiences documenting the rescue of historic treasures from the Nazis’ secret underground warehouses.
Edsel is known for his book, “The Monuments Men” which was turned into a 2014 motion picture.
Edsel was inspired to write the book while living in Europe. He had developed an appreciation for art and architecture there. He wondered how the great works of art were saved from the theft and devastation of World War II.
It took him 12 years to research the U.S. Army’s “monuments men,” the heroes who went into combat zones to save and preserve these cultural works, for the benefit of the world.
Title: American businessman and author
Lecture date: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10
Where: Hutchinson Sports Arena