"Uffizi in Passeier"

People go off to a world war in order to protect art – this seems absurd, yet at the same time necessary.

It is not only the Allied and German armies that face each other in Italy from 1943, but also the units they have assigned to the protection of artworks. Both have identical aims: to protect Italian cultural assets from their own and enemy soldiers, and to spotlight the enemy’s blunders.

UFFIZI IN PASSEIER tells the story of 293 artworks from Florence that, during the Second World War, by turns fell into the hands of the art protection teams on both sides, and thus into a web of intrigue that extended far beyond their hiding place in Passeier – and indeed South Tyrol.