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Berlin museum seeks return of ancient gold tablet

October 15, 2013 • Entertainment


Attorney Steven Schlesinger argues that a Holocaust survivor Riven Flamenbaum’s family be able to keep an ancient gold tablet that their late father somehow obtained in Germany after World War II, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the New York State Court of Appeals in Albany, N.Y. Schlesinger argued that Flamenbaum’s estate has a legal claim, whether he bought the relic from a Russian soldier whose government authorized pillaging or simply took it to compensate for losing his family at the Auschwitz concentration camp. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

A Holocaust survivor’s family urged New York’s highest court Tuesday to let them keep an ancient gold tablet that their late father somehow obtained in Germany after World War II.

Attorney Steven Schlesinger argued that the estate of Riven Flamenbaum has a legal claim, whether the native of Poland bought the relic from a Russian soldier or simply took it to compensate for losing his family at Auschwitz, the concentration camp where he spent several years.

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