Adele’s Wish



Product Code: GH4667
UPC: 631865466726
ISBN: 1-61867-259-9
Grade Level: 9-12
Media Type: DVD

Product Description

Adele’s Wish is the remarkable story of an 84-year-old Los Angeles woman’s struggle to recover five rare paintings stolen from her family by the Nazis in 1938. The artworks were painted by world-renowned Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. For nearly a decade, Maria Altmann and her lawyer, Randol Schoenberg, battle Austria for the return of these incredibly valuable paintings. Although it begins as a legal dispute, the struggle quickly turns into a political, cultural, and ethical confrontation. In the process, Austria is forced to re-examine not only its role in Nazi art thefts, but also its anti-Semitic past.

Additional Information

Run Time: 54
Copyright: 2008
Marc Record: Yes
Studio: Distribution Access
Territory: Available in the U.S. Only