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German has kept heavy weapons since World War II

Sunday, 01 August 2021
Germany, a citizen with a tank, anti-aircraft gun and torpedo Germany, a citizen with a tank, anti-aircraft gun and torpedo German keeps WWII weapons

#Vision, German authorities found heavy weapons dating back to World War II in the basement of the home of a retired German in the Heikendorf suburb of the northern German city of Kiel in 2015, after searching the properties for artworks dating back to the Nazi era.

The weapons consisted of a tank, an anti-aircraft gun and a torpedo, and were the cause of controversy over the appropriate judicial ruling in this case.

The penalty is likely to be a suspended sentence and a fine of up to 500,000 euros ($594,050). According to the German War Weapons Control Act, the defense finds that the weapons are no longer working, and therefore do not violate this legislation, and may carry a smaller fine of 50,000 euros.

While prosecutors contest the interpretation of the German pensioner's defense; They consider that the weapons can still be used, and the case is scheduled to end in August 2021.

According to the old German's lawyer, A US museum wants to buy a war-era Panther tank, with collectors interested in 70 assault rifles and many of the pistols owned by the accused.

The process of removing the weapons cost the efforts of 20 soldiers for a period of nine hours; They removed a batch of military equipment from the man's house.

There were also a number of Nazi memorabilia, including a bust of Hitler, mannequins in Nazi uniforms, swastika pendants, and lamps.

A statue of a naked warrior with a sword in his outstretched hand was also found once standing outside Hitler's Chancellery in Berlin; It was sculpted by Hitler's favorite sculptor, Arno Brecker.