Prussian blues: Give back stuff the commies stole from us, ...

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Prussian blues: Give back stuff the commies stole from us, demands prince

East German museums in a tizz as last kaiser's descendant claims back his confiscated inheritance

Justin Huggler

The descendants of the last German kaiser are locked in a legal battle to reclaim thousands of valuable artworks and historical artefacts from the German state, it has emerged.

The House of Hohenzollern, the heirs to the former kings of Prussia and kaisers of the German empire, also reportedly want to return to live in one of their former palaces.

The claims have been denounced in the German press as “sheer greed” and an “impertinence to an enlightened society”, and leading German museums have warned that they could strip them of treasures and force some to close...

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