JERUSALEM (JTA) – Documents from the Nuremberg Trials found at a flea market in Israel were sold at auction for $10,000.
An American collector bought the trove of 500 pages, including documents used to convict top Nazis, on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Kedem Auction House in Jerusalem told The Associated Press.
The documents arrived in Israel for the auction after being on public display at the Berlin Chabad center as part of events marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27.
In its description of the lot, the Kedem auction house said they consist of English translations of Nazi documents; reports, protocols and memorandums distributed among the prosecutors; official documents connected to the trial; and hundreds of copies of documents from the time of the Nazi regime.
The papers reportedly are part of a collection that belonged to Isaac Stone, who headed the Berlin Document Center and the U.S. Foreign Service Office in the 1940s.