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Old 15-09-2014, 05:16 PM   #5
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Loosely based on the non-fiction book,The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, by Robert M. Edsel, the film follows an allied group, the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, tasked with finding and saving pieces of art and other culturally important items before their destruction by Hitler during World War II...

The extensive art collections of Baron Louis and Alphonse de Rothschild had to in effect be given away by the heirs to the Republic of Austria. Complicated laws and bureaucratic red tape made a full restitution almost impossible. The heirs were forced by the State to sell off their belongings since they were, in effect, bankrupt..Since Austria regarded itself as a victim of Nazism, and not one of the perpetrators, Austrian Jewish victims could barely appeal to the courts on their status. Much of the former Rothschild art collection was either taken to the Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM) or the Austrian Gallery in the Belvedere palace..The UNESCO 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property is an international treaty..Portrait of a Young Man is a painting in oil on panel, probably from 1513–1514, by the Italian High Renaissance Old Master painter and architect Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino better known simply as Raphael.. The painting was stolen by the Nazis from Poland. Many historians regard it as the
most important painting missing since World War II...

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Amal Ramzi Alamuddin (Arabic: أمل علم الدين‎) (born February 3, 1978) is a London-based British-Lebanese lawyer, activist, and author. She is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specialising in international law, criminal law, human rights, and extradition.. Her clients include Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, in his fight against extradition.. She has also represented the former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko..She was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1978. During the 1980s, when the Lebanese Civil War was in full scale, Alamuddin's family left for London and settled in Gerrards Cross.. Her mother, Baria, is the foreign editor of the Pan-Arab newspaper al-Hayat.. Her father, Ramzi, a retired professor of business studies at the American University of Beirut, returned to Lebanon in 1991 and is from a prominent Druze family...

She clerked under Judge Vladen S. Vereshchetin from Russia and Judge Nabil Elaraby from Egypt..In August 2014, Alamuddin was selected for the U.N.'s three-member commission to look into possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza during the Israel–Gaza conflict. She however said she was unable to accept the position. She stated "There are various reports published today stating that I have been appointed as 1 of 3 members of the UN Commission of Inquiry for Gaza. I am horrified by the situation in the occupied Gaza Strip, particularly the civilian casualties that have been caused, and strongly believe that there should be an independent investigation and accountability for crimes that have been committed"..Alamuddin is fluent in Arabic, English and French...

Before becoming a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in London, she worked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon and at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.. She has been involved in high-profile cases representing the state of Cambodia, the former Libyan intelligence chief Abdallah Al Senussi, Yulia Tymoshenko and Julian Assange, and is an adviser to the King of Bahrain in connection with the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry headed by Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni...

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (often abbreviated to RBKC) is a west London borough of Royal borough status. As the smallest borough in London and the second smallest district in England, this urban area is one of the most densely populated in the United Kingdom, just behind the nearby London Borough of Islington..The borough is immediately to the west of the City of Westminster and to the east of Hammersmith & Fulham. It contains major museums and universities in "Albertopolis", department stores such as Harrods, Peter Jones and Harvey Nichols and embassies in Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Kensington Gardens..Clooney became engaged to British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on April 28, 2014, as confirmed by a representative at Alamuddin's law firm Doughty Street Chambers..In July 2014, Clooney publicly criticized the British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail after it claimed his fiancée's mother opposes their marriage on religious grounds.. When the tabloid apologized for its false story, Clooney refused to accept the apology.. He called the paper "the worst kind of tabloid.. One that makes up its facts to the detriment of its readers"...

The name Henning is indigenous to the North German areas Mecklenburg, Hannover, Hamburg, Holstein and Pommern. Especially the towns Stralsund and Greifswald, in Mecklenburg, near the Baltic Sea is well known as places where the name originated. Both towns formed part of Denmark up until the Thirty Years' War (1618 — 1648)..Between the years 1300 and 1500 the name HENNING was used as a popular nickname for “the Son of John (Johannes)”. In the old Baltic dialect a rooster was called a “Hen” (hen = male, henne = female). The Baltic (or North German) “ing” was added to indicate that it was a name deduced from the name of a father or ancestor..Henning is a surname with origins in Northern Germany (see Henning (surname)). It originates as a given name from either Heinrich or Johannes..Heinrich is a given name of
Germanic origin and cognate of "Henry"..Johannes is the Latin form of the personal name that usually appears as "John" in English language contexts.. It is a variant of the Greek name Ιωάννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name Yehochanan meaning "Yahweh is gracious"...
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-to-Syria.html
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showt...196822&page=14The days go on and on... they don't end. All my life needed was a sense of someplace to go.. I don't believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention, I believe that one should become a person like other people..I think someone should just take this city and just... just flush it down the fuckin' toilet... http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showt...181432&page=35

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