If you've haven't heard the news, this incredible tapestry’s long journey, and return to Germany, ends this week in an official ceremony at the Bavarian National Museum on Dec. 16, 2016. The 16th Century tapestry that was stolen by the Nazis, and hung in Hitler's Eagle's Nest, will also be featured on Hunting Nazi Treasure on HISTORY Canada and More4 in 2017.
The tapestry’s return was truly a group effort spearheaded by Robert Edsel of the Monuments Men Foundation and included the Hinz family, Konrad Bernheimer and family, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, the Bavarian National Museum, and the behind-the-scene efforts of HISTORY Canada, More4 and Saloon Media Series Producer Steve Gamester.
“Culture is always a target during times of war…works of art are stolen, displaced and sometimes destroyed," says Gamester. "That’s happening in Syria today. It happened in Europe during the Second World War. So to be part of a restitution… to see a work of art returned after it was stolen by the Nazis almost 80 years ago, it’s a powerful experience."
VIDEO: Series Producer Steve Gamester discusses Hunting Nazi Treasure on Global News.
Hunting Nazi Treasure tells the story of the greatest heist in history: the looting of art, gold and cultural objects by the Nazis during the Second World War. The series explores what the Nazis stole, how they did it and looks for objects that are still missing to this day. Hunting Nazi Treasure is produced by Saloon Media and BriteSpark Films in association with HISTORY Canada (Corus Entertainment) and More4 (Channel 4).