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SS surgical tools going on auction block

(JTA) — A box of surgical tools owned by the commandant of the Theresienstadt concentration camp is set to be auctioned.

The wooden box of medical instruments going up for sale Feb. 11 belonged to SS Major Anton Burger, who helped turn the camp into a showcase for the Nazis during visits by the Red Cross and foreign officials.

England-based Villa Hall Auctions is handling the deal by an anonymous seller whose husband’s parents were Holocaust survivors.

The instruments are monogrammed. There is no evidence that Burger had any medical training, Huffington Post UK reported.
 

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