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Member of Monument's Men to speak in Harrisburg tonight

Written by Tim Lambert, WITF Multimedia News Director | Sep 12, 2014 8:33 AM
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Photo by Courtesy National Archives and Records Administration

Harry Ettlinger served with the Monument's Men during World War II. He is with a Rembrandt the Germans had hidden in a salt mine that was recovered in 1945.

(Harrisburg) --  One of the men who took part in the effort to recover priceless art stolen by the Nazis during World War Two is slated to make a midstate appearance tonight.

Harry Ettlinger was drafted by the U.S. Army and volunteered for the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Unit, whose exploits were documented in the book "The Monument's Men" and a movie of the same name.

When he was 13-years-old, he and his family fled Germany for the U.S.

Ettlinger is scheduled to speak at the Dauphin County Medical Society President's Social at 7:30 p.m. at the Appalachian Brewing Company's Abbey Bar.

The 88-year-old is the father of the organization's president, Doctor Robert Ettlinger.

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