The Monuments Men - Prologue and Section One, The Mission: Chapters 1-9 Summary & Analysis

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Prologue and Section One, The Mission: Chapters 1-9

Prologue: The Monuments Men

The monuments men were a group of men and women from multiple nations who worked for the newly created Monuments, Find Arts, and Archives, or MFAA, to save works of art, monuments, and archives from the ravages of war. This was the first time in history that a special division of the military was tasked with such a responsibility. Most of the men and women who worked for MFAA had careers in art or history before their military service.

Chapter 1: Out of Germany

Heinz ‘Harry’ Ludwig Chaim Ettlinger was born in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1925. The Ettlinger family settled in Karsruhe in the 1700s. The Ettlinger family began a clothing store, called Gebruder Ettlinger in 1850 that flourished until the 1930s. The store went bankrupt due to...

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