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Stéphane Breitwieser: The Greatest Thief in History?

Ep. 1435

This is the remarkable story of the greatest art thief in history. After an eight-year long spree, Stéphane Breitwieser and his girlfriend Anne-Catherine Kleinklaus had amassed a staggering two billion dollars worth of stolen art, stashed away in his mother's attic.


Dan is joined by Michael Finkel, a journalist and author of 'The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession'. Michael explains how and why these fanatic art lovers looted this collection of treasures, and what brought it all crashing down.


Produced by Mariana Des Forges and James Hickmann, and edited by Dougal Patmore.


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