Last of Stolen Budapest Art Recovered in Romanian Capital

The remains of a valuable collection of Jewish art stolen in December 1993 from the Budapest Jewish Museum has been found in Romania, police here said this week.

Romanian police said 30 Jewish religious art objects — valued at $5 million – - are under their control in the Romanian capital of Bucharest, according to Hungarian radio.

Most of the stolen treasure was found and was returned to the Budapest Jewish community last summer.

The Budapest Jewish Museum was robbed by three people. Two suspects have been arrested. One of the suspects, a Romanian-born Israeli, is at large.

Hungarian police were joined by Robert Turan, head of the museum, and Gusztav Zoltai, leader of the Hungarian Jewish Community in Bucharest, to examine the newly found works.

Israeli police also have been investigating the case.

Sources said the recently found works may have been taken from Israel to Bucharest.

It will take another month until the objects are returned to Budapest, Hungarian authorities said.

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