Art: Clever Student

In Kiel, Germany last week, a dark-haired young man strolled into the district attorney's office and said, "I'm Horst Stark—the man you've been looking for." Indeed they had been. A student at Kiel University, Stark was wanted for the theft of 1,500 art works, including dozens of Rembrandts and Dürers and a Raphael. Anonymous tips had led police to Stark's collection, cached away in trunks and bundles. Most of the works had been hidden away by the Germans during the war; just where and how Stark had gotten his hands on them would not be explained until the trial.


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