Before committing a racist mass-shooting in Hanau, Germany, the schizophrenic killer, Tobias R., had sent a petition (g) to the German Federal Prosecutor's Office asking them to initiate formal legal proceedings against the shadowy "intelligence service" which was tracking, stealing, and broadcasting his thoughts. This raised the issue of how, and whether, authorities should respond… Continue reading German Word of the Week: Reichsbürger
An interesting case of allegedly looted art, with profound implications for German museum-goers, may be headed for the United States Supreme Court. The subject is the Guelph Treasure (Welfenschatz), a collection of ecclesiastical art created between the 11th and 15th centuries: The Treasure takes its name from the princely House of Guelph of Brunswick-Lüneburg. The Guelph Treasure… Continue reading Where Will the Guelph Treasure End Up?