Robert Haeussler

Robert Haeussler

Borghild Niemann via Bloomberg

Robert Haeussler, the last member of the Wismar Kaufmannscompagnie merchants' guild. Haeussler donated the "parrot chain" that he had unearthed from an East German graveyard in 1965 to a local business association; the city authorities are suing for ownership of the 400-year-old insignia.