In the spring of 1945, Harald Quandt, a 23-year-old officer in the German Luftwaffe, was being held as a prisoner of war by Allied forces in the Libyan port city of Benghazi when he received a farewell letter from his mother, Magda Goebbels -- the wife of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.
The lawyer for Peter Sachs, the son of a dentist who fled Nazi Germany, said he was “cautiously optimistic” that his client will get back a collection of 4,259 posters looted by the Gestapo after a court hearing today.
What do “Blade Runner” and Madonna’s 1989 “Express Yourself” video have in common? They’re both inspired by Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent epic “Metropolis,” one of the most influential -- and butchered -- movies ever made.
The heirs of a German art historian who emigrated to the Soviet Union in 1927 filed a legal claim against the city of Munich for a Paul Klee painting that they say was stolen from their grandmother by the Nazis.