Today is VE Day, which stands for Victory in Europe Day. Which was May 8, 1945. The day the Third Reich was Kaput so to speak. Hitler dead, millions freed from imprisonment on the European Continent, Berlin in ruins. Well, a lot of Europe in ruins as well.
It will be interesting to see how much coverage this gets in the media today. As World War II recedes into history’s rear view mirror and the men and women who fought and lived through it pass on, it seems that people care less and less about it.
Despite the years that have passed, the ripples of that war continue to spread and effect current events.
(CNN) — A cache of 1,500 works of art — including masterpieces by Picasso, Matisse and Chagall — confiscated by the Nazis and missing for more than 70 years has been found in Germany, according to German media reports.
The huge haul of paintings, estimated to be worth more than $1 billion, was discovered in an apartment in Munich in the spring of 2011 during a raid by Bavarian tax authorities, but its existence has only just come to light with an article in the German news magazine Focus.