Nazi in charge of Ireland’s art treasures

DUBLIN NAZI NO 1 - THE LIFE OF ADOLF MAHR. By Gerry Mullins. Liberties Press, €17

24th March, 2007

It is unsettling for any country when, balanced on the precipice of a war that might overwhelm its people, it has to draw up emergency plans on how to protect its national collection of treasures in the event of foreign invasion.

Therefore, the mood was sombre when a small group of Irish civil servants met in March 1939 to decide on a hiding place for its artistic treasures if either Germany or Britain invaded. But...

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