Jewish Scrolls, Artifacts Stolen In Holocaust Found In NYC: Feds

Jewish Scrolls, Artifacts Stolen In Holocaust Found In NYC: Feds

Crime & Safety Jewish Scrolls, Artifacts Stolen In Holocaust Found In NYC: Feds The U.S. Attorney announced the seizure of 17 artifacts that turned up at the office of a Park Avenue consigner and Brooklyn auction house. NEW YORK CITY, NY — A collection of Jewish funeral scrolls, manuscripts and other community artifacts that were stolen from homes is Eastern Europe during the Holocaust were found in New York City, according to federal officials. Federal prosecutors said the items — which were originally stored in homes in Romania, Hungary, Ukraine and Slovakia and were believed to be lost — were seized from Kestenbaum and Company auction house at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and a consigner's office on Park Avenue. The artifacts date from the mid-19th Century through World War II were confiscated from communities around Eastern Europe and disappeared during the Holocaust, authorities said. Find out what's happening in New York City with free, real-time updates from Patch. A few of the items had already been sold: three were located in Israel while a fourth was found at a home …
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