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Good evening. I think that's ludicrous and has no legal basis. I would immediately file a petition with the court to be appointed the administrator of the estate
. If your sister contests this in any manner, explain the full situation to the court. There would be absolutely no justification for the estate to be concerned with any taxes due in Germany for a period prior to 1953. This should be a huge red flag and is probably hiding what's really happening to the estate assets. Given this excuse, you want to ask the court to appoint you administrator which will give you full and exclusive authority over the estate. Once in charge, order a full audit of the estate, and if there has been any mis-use or misappropriation of assets, file a civil suit for actual and punitive damages. Also, if you find any misappropriation, you can also pursue criminal prosecution.
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