Aktion Licht: how the Stasi confiscated valuables from banks

Most people remember the Stasi from films or books as the nasty security service of East Germany, or the DDR. But the Stasi not only spied. It also carried out ‘projects’ like Aktion Licht: looting and confiscating valuables from East German banks.

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Belgian police seize stolen statues exhibited in museum

It does not happen often that police enter a museum exhibition to seize works of art. Yet this is exactly what happened in Leuven (or Louvain) in Belgium. A few days ago, its important museum had police enter and seize six statues.

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