Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Man Gains Right to Art Confiscated by Gestapo

Wow. It's kind of humbling when you consider how far we've come as a species.

This is truly an amazing story to me.

BERLIN, Feb. 10 -- A court ruled Tuesday in favor of a Florida man seeking the return of his family's collection of rare art posters, worth an estimated $6 million, more than 70 years after the works were confiscated by the Gestapo and then given to a German museum.

Peter Sachs, a retired airline pilot from Sarasota, Fla., had sued the German Historical Museum in Berlin for custody of at least 4,200 rare posters depicting movies, cabaret shows and political propaganda from the early 20th century. The collection had been assembled by his father, Hans Sachs, a Jewish dentist who fled Germany in 1938.

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I can't wait for the movie and the book archiving the posters!

That's Right,


Thanks to the Washington Post Foreign Services' Craig Whitlock.