German police Wednesday recovered two life-sized bronze sculptures of horses worth millions that once stood outside Adolf Hitler’s chancellery but vanished in the year the Berlin Wall fell. Police said they had found the long-lost masterpieces, commissioned by the Third Reich, in a warehouse after staging 10 raids in five states targeting eight suspected members, aged 64 to 79, of a ring of illegal art dealers. The artworks included the monumental horse sculptures and granite reliefs, by sculptors Josef Thorak and Arno Breker, police said in a statement. Hitler, at the height of his Nazi regime, commissioned thousands of mostly bronze and marble artworks as he sought to transform Berlin into the world capital ‘Germania’. Among them were the twin ‘Walking Horses’ by Thorak (1889-1952), upon which Hitler gazed from the offices of his New Chancellery building. Bild

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