Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Exploring crime, culture and conflict in “Hunting Nazi Treasure”

An investigative series produced by Saloon Media and BriteSpark Films aims to take viewers on a global search for valuable objects and artwork stolen during the Second World War.

Hunting Nazi Treasure, which premieres tonight (Oct. 24) on History Canada, chronicles the systematic looting by Nazis. It aims to provide insights into the motivations of top Nazi leaders, exploring how artwork and cultural artifacts become targets during times of war.

Led by Robert Edsel, founder and chairman of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art and author of The Monuments Men, the team includes investigative journalist Conor Woodman, Second World War historian James Holland and top experts on the Nazi era. The series takes the team across 14 countries, searching for items hidden in caves, castles, museums, and under water while gaining access to Nazi archives and declassified intelligence reports.

“I have studied the Second World War for over two decades, but nothing prepared me for this series,” says Saloon Media’s producer Steve Gamester. “When you follow money and treasure, it leads to unexpected and fascinating insights into how the Nazi state worked.”  (more...)


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