November 19, 1998
National Archives to Show Documentary on Looted Art
Washington, DC. . . In conjunction with its symposium "Records & Research Relating to Holocaust-Era Assets" and the State Department's conference on Holocaust-Era Assets, the National Archives and Records Administration will present the 1998 documentary entitled "Making a Killing". The free film will be shown on Tuesday, December 1, at noon at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC to be followed by a panel discussion. The film will also be shown on Wednesday, December 2, at noon at the National Archives at College Park, MD.
"Making a Killing," chronicles the attempts to recover precious artworks looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust. The 60-minute film focuses on the role of the international art world, its dealers, auction houses, curators and museums, and features the story of the Goodman family whose recent law suit against the major Chicago collector, Daniel Searle, represents one of the most important Nazi art looting cases in post-war U.S. history.
The December 1 screening will be followed by a panel discussion and audience question and answer session. Scheduled to be on the panel are filmmaker Anne Webber, who produced "Making a Killing"; CBS News Correspondent Morley Safer, whose "60 Minutes" piece on Nazi-looted art won an Emmy Award; and Willi Korte, an art detective specializing in WWII losses; and Tom Kline, one of the leading lawyers in the field of art recovery. Also scheduled to join the discussion will be representatives of the museum community and claimants.
The National Archives Building in Washington, DC is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW. The National Archives at College Park is located at 8601 Adelphi Road. Free parking is available at the College Park facility.
For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.