Featured Nazi items stolen from Dutch war museums

Discussion in 'Militaria' started by Any Jewelry, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    The worst part is someone will buy those items and venerate them . Theres an old house in Troy New York that had been turned into a museum and when my partner and I toured it the lack of security was shocking . Nothing was under glass or alarmed . I thought even then (1997) that world had long ceased to exist where you could trust people wouldnt lift something. Sad but true.
  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    That is what I was thinking. It doesn't bear thinking about, items collected for one purpose, as a warning and a memorial, are stolen for an entirely different, disgusting purpose.
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  4. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    The iron gate bearing the notorious slogan “Arbeit macht frei” appears to have been found in Norway, two years after it was stolen from the Dachau concentration camp. The gate was found in Bergen, western Norway. :eek:
  5. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    The Arbeit Macht Frei sign over the Auschwitz I gate was stolen in December 2009 and later recovered by authorities in three pieces. Anders Högström, a Swedish neo-Nazi, and two Polish men were jailed as a result

    The original sign is now in storage at the Auschwitz -Birkenau state museum and a replica was put over the gate in its place.:eek:
  6. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    What an idiot won't do for a buck...or a Euro. (sigh) Lemmy from Motorhead was a serious collector of WWII bad guy stuff; I wonder what happened to that collection.
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I dread to think.
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  8. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

  9. RinTinTin

    RinTinTin Well-Known Member

    "Two weeks ago, thieves stole items worth hundreds of thousands of euros during a night-time raid on the Oorlogsmuseum in Ossendrecht."

    And nothing was insured.
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes, it was one of those privately owned museums. The owner probably couldn't afford insurance, but now he has lost his top pieces.
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  11. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    So sad
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