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"Monuments Men" Has Local Connection

Posted February 6th, 2014 @ 5:51am

A movie to hit theatres this weekend has area ties.

The Monuments Men, a movie based on a book by Robert Edsel, is about a group tasked with going into Germany during the end of World War II to salvage art that had been stolen by Nazis.

Margaret Planton, former mayor of Chillicothe, says the tie is through her parents.

She says Wiesbaden was a collecting point for most of the collections of the Berlin museums.

"The Safekeepers: A Memoir of the Arts at the End of World War II" shares the account of Planton's father, Walter Farmer.

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