The Monuments Men



A year before the movie came out, I had the honor of meeting and profiling a real Monuments Man, Harry Ettlinger, for the Times.

He’s on the right, holding the Rembrandt, in this picture taken for a 1946 report (and kindly provided to us by The American Jewish Historical Society.) There’s a character in the movie based on Harry. The book it’s based on is gripping, so if you’re interested in World War II or art in the slightest, you’ll probably enjoy both.