Attack on Berlin’s Museum Island: over 70 exhibits damaged!


Berlin – This news shocked art lovers all over the world: Attack on Berlin’s Museum Island! On October 3, at least 70 works of art and antiques were damaged. The perpetrators are unknown, the police and museums have remained silent.

On Tuesday evening Deutschlandfunk (DLF) and “Die Zeit” made public what had been concealed so far: “One or more unknown perpetrators sprayed at least 70 objects in the Pergamon Museum, the Neues Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie and other locations with an oily liquid that was visible Left marks on Egyptian sarcophagi, stone sculptures and paintings from the 19th century. “

The world famous Berlin Museum Island

Photo: DAVIDS / Sven Darmer

For the DLF “one of the most extensive attacks on works of art and antiquities in the history of post-war Germany”.

The Museum Island in the historic center of Berlin is one of the capital’s most important sights. The security precautions have long been criticized: In March 2017, a gang succeeded in stealing a 100 kilogram gold coin (value: 3.75 million euros). Now the attack with an oily liquid.

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Attila Hildmann’s reaction to the news on Tuesday evening

Photo: Telegram

How the perpetrators could proceed despite surveillance cameras – unclear. A press spokeswoman for the police confirms the BILD investigation by the art crime department of the State Criminal Police Office. Why did they stay secret? “There were tactical investigative reasons not to inform the public.”

How high the damage is to the works of art and antiquities, whether the oil leaves permanent damage – no statement from the state museums. Press officer Markus Farr taciturn on BILD: “There is damage to objects.” To speak of an attack is tendentious. Farr did not want to say more: “We do not comment on it.”

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Atilla Hildmann had previously spread that the “Throne of Satan” was in the Pergamon Museum

Photo: Olaf Selchow

Conspiracy fanatic Attila Hildmann (39) had spread several times that the Pergamon Museum houses the “Throne of Satan” and that it is the center of the “global Satanist scene and Corona criminal”. His confused claim: “Here they make their human sacrifices at night and rape children!” Tuesday evening he posted a link to the articles by “Zeit” and DLF.

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