The Artist That Tricked the Nazis

This Article was written by Zanelle Awinyo, Year 9


One of the strangest trials in Dutch History was in 1947. The defendant in this case, was an art forger who had counterfeited millions of dollars worth of paintings.

But he wasn’t pleading for his innocence... in fact, his life depended on proving that the paintings were counterfeits and he was indeed a fraud.