Harry Ettlinger, the last living "Monuments Man," will be the featured guest at an interactive brunch discussion co-sponsored by the Jewish War Veterans, the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation.
Ettlinger will speak about his wartime role as an interpreter with a special Army unit known as the Monuments Men, the subject of a recent movie of the same name starring George Clooney and Matt Damon.
The unit was tasked with locating and recovering the Nazis' prodigious haul of art and other culturally significant items that had been systematically looted from churches, synagogues, museums and the private collections of Holocaust victims. The Monuments Men were able to return some 5 million works to their home countries and rightful owners.
Free and open to the public.
RSVP to the JCC Welcome Desk, by calling 610-435-3571 or online at www.lvjcc.org.
SEE THE MOVIE BEFORE THE EVENT
The JCC is hosting a free screening of the acclaimed motion picture "The Monuments Men" on Thursday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.