Transcript for Monument Men's Noble Mission
Women, so many of them American who toward the end of world war ii were sent off to help. But not to fight the enemy. They were fighting to get all of the incredible art stolen by the nazi's. ABC's Lindsey Davis tonight. Reporter: You likely won't recognize his name. My name is harry. Reporter: But this 88-year-old story being told on the big screen in the movie monuments men, his family was one of the last jewish families to make it out of Germany and into the U.S. He arrived on American soil only to be sent back to Germany in uniform. Immediately was drafted. Reporter: But his ability to speak German spared him from the battle fields and put him right on T frontlines with a group known as the monuments men. I knew they were interested in saving works of art. Returning them to their own. I take them out. Reporter: But they weren't all soldiers, many of them volunteering their art expertise to hunt down the art stolen by the nazis. It is written by hitler signed by hitler. That if he dice and German falls they're to destroy everything. Reporter: Was there particular pieces of art work that you remember saying wow, we recovered this. The city of where I was born ? Germany had a self portrait of rembrandt Reporter: And this is the moment that you remember we have a rembrandt here. Right. Saving the culture of this particular world. And we ought to be damn proud. He says we ought to be proud and we are. "Gma" and first thing in the
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