The decision by the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH, Federal Court of Justice) of August 3, 2007, has encouraged the Government of the Principality of Sealand again to broach the subject of the Amber Room. Please read the statements by the Generalbundesanwaltes (Attorney General) and by the complainant Johannes W. F. Seiger.
After the Amber Room has been removed from Königsberg in 1945 shortly before the end of the War, its tracks had been lost. In the Sixties and Seventies, the Ministry for State Security of the GDR had instigated extensive searches. These did not met with success (Pushkin dossier, about 1800 pages, in Stasi German: “General Operation, 14/79”).
After the reunification informants approached the Prime Minister of the Principality of Sealand and handed him originals of about 100 interrogation protocols and other documents, for instance concerning the location of cultural goods, for instance of the Amber Room. This carried the obligation to restore these treasures to their rightful owners, the present Russian Federation, but in exchange for the return of art looted from Germany.
For about twelve years the Prime Minister of the Principality of Sealand applied in vain for support for the recovery of the Amber Room and other items from the Federal Government, specifically the Foreign Office, and the authorities of Lower Saxony (see BGH, Appendix 1: Prime Minister Glogowski) and Saxony-Anhalt as well as from several media. The reaction was a systematic destruction of the economic basis of the Sealand enterprises (Brandenburg Judiciary I-VI) and massive persecution of its representative disregarding his diplomatic status: searches, incarcerations, attempted murder (BGH, Attachment 6: Brandenburg Prime Minister Platzeck).
It is planned to publish sequentially all explosive documents regarding this complex, including a map of the path members of the German armed forces took to the hiding place lead by the SS with the 34 boxes containing the Amber Room and with other art treasures.
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Appendices: Original Interrogation Protocols-Locations of the Sites ordered by the GDR State Security