Harry Ettlinger was a 19-year-old Army private when he was recruited to be one of the original “Monuments Men.” Now, Ettlinger will join President Barack Obama and Hollywood stars like Matt Damon and George Clooney at a White House screening of the movie based on that unusual unit’s mission at the end of World War II: Recover the priceless art and cultural artifacts looted by Nazi Germany and hidden away.
Here, as provided by the White House, is the list of guests at the 5:45 p.m. screening.
Nick and Nina Clooney
Robert Edsel, writer of the book The Monuments Men
Harry Ettlinger, a surviving member of the original Monuments Men group
Bill Burns, Deputy Secretary of State
Heather Higginbottom, Deputy Secretary of State
David Wade, State Department Chief of Staff
Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs
Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs
Bill McHugh, Secretary of the Army
Sara Bloomfield, Director the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Rabbi Jack Moline, Agudas Achim Congregation
Susan Hildreth, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services
David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States