Hollywood film has ties to UI

By Anthony Antoine | aantoine@wcia.com

Published 02/17 2014 04:02PM

Updated 02/17 2014 05:37PM

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The film, Monuments Men, is abased on true story and it has ties to the UI. Edwin Carter Rae was a former art history professor at UI and one of the monuments men.

The government sent him to Munich in1945 to find and return artifacts. They were stolen and hidden by Hitler. His diary and photo album can be found in the library at the university. Rae died in 2002. You can also find a copy of his diary and photo album online.

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