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Train Set Built by Goering And Played with By Hitler Found In German Warehouse

A massive train set that used to be in the roof off Hermann Goering's house and where even Adolf Hitler used to sit with other Third Reich leaders has been discovered in a German state warehouse.

The train set was found by German newspaper BILD after they started to research exactly what other treasures might still be lying around in the wake of the scandal involving the Gurlitt paintings.

Goering was the second most high-ranking Nazi and lived a life of luxury before he died at the age of 53. And as well as gathering artwork he was an enthusiastic model railway fan and often spent evenings in the roof of his house playing with German-made Maerklin model trains.

And now in a storage room for the state Institute for Public Property (BADV) in between valuable paintings they discovered some handmade houses of the sort typical for a model railway. BADV is the place where all state and art is stored when not on display. It includes some 3800 artworks that were once in the property of the former East Germany DDR. The properties are apparently based on houses that can still be seen in Nuernberg's old town. The figures had also reportedly been hand-painted.

On questioning what they were for, they got the reluctant answer that they were the favourite toys of Goering. It's well known that he was a huge fan of the company although it was always thought that his collection of model trains which will known about at the time had been destroyed when the house the „Carinhall" was bombed by the Russians in April 1945.

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