Summary of Rape of Europa Documentary
In other cities, such loss was not avoided. Perhaps the most painful of such was the notorious fire-bombing by British pilots, in a no-holds-barred vindictive bombing of many German art treasure cities in the final days of the war. Americans may likely think of Dresden as portrayed in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. The relationship between Hitler’s obsession with art, as a means to dehumanize his enemies and apotheosize his master racial aesthetic values — and just how integral to Hitler this strategy to redraw the geopolitical map through bald physical brute force was — stands today as a fresh, new, soul-shriveling warning out of the past for humankind to heed what it does today. We have seen the small beginnings, as documented in Degenerate Art, thedevastatingly insightful 1993 made-for-TV documentary by director David Grubin. It is not clear yet whether anyone, outside of art experts and connoisseurs is even really taking note, let alone beginning to learn the lessons from the dark side of present-day human psyche.
It's what makes us human."