Hitler's Bronze Horses How Fans Smuggled Nazi Art To West Germany

In one of the most curious stories of art smuggling from the Eastern Bloc prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall, two classic car dealers smuggled Nazi artworks from a Soviet barracks to West Germany in 1989. The full account is only now coming to light.
The sawed-off legs of two monumental horses cast by Nazi sculptor Josef Thorak are seen here where they were hidden near East Berlin in 1989.

The sawed-off legs of two monumental horses cast by Nazi sculptor Josef Thorak are seen here where they were hidden near East Berlin in 1989.

Foto: Peter Schmitz
Photo Gallery: Hitler's Bronze Horses
Foto: Fredrik Von Erichsen/ dpa
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Photo Gallery: Hitler's Bronze Horses

Translated from the German by Paul Cohen