Cold Case Dresden

In September 1977 unknown thieves succeeded in stealing countless gold rings, bracelets and necklaces from the Dresden Museum in broad daylight. The robbery of this multi-million dollar treasure, the “Sophienschatz,” went down as one of the biggest coups in the history of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Despite tremendous investigative efforts, the police were unable to track down the treasure or the perpetrators. The documentary Cold Case Dresden (working title) is a story of how a former investigator in this Dresden Coup manages to recover the bulk of the treasure after 22 years, but also re-opens this case with new evidence, exposing it as a prime example of governmental crime in the former GDR-Administration.

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