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(Yahoo)   Holocaust survivor's estate ordered to return golden Assyrian tablet he looted after WWII to the German museum who looted it from Syria in 1913   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 83
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2012-06-02 01:18:09 PM
This will be good.
He looted and felt justified for doing so by his stint at Auschwitz? This tablet belongs in a museum.
 
2012-06-02 01:22:23 PM

AbbeySomeone: This will be good.
He looted and felt justified for doing so by his stint at Auschwitz? This tablet belongs in a museum.


With the Cross of Coronado.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-06-02 02:01:22 PM
Here is the appellate division decision: http://www.nycourts.gov/reporter/3dseries/2012/2012_04165.htm. The son told the museum about the tablet. Trying to keep the daughter (executor of the will) from inheriting it?
 
2012-06-02 02:04:00 PM
"But...but...the Holocaust! I deserve anything I steal. I'm owed this."
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-06-02 02:07:31 PM
The estate had to return the tablet because the man kept it hidden. The museum didn't know where it was and had no opportunity to sue for its return. Some Holocaust art cases went the other way because the art had been displayed after WW2. When stolen property is on public display the true owner must take action to preserve his rights. (Google terms: discovery rule statute of limitations.)
 
2012-06-02 03:05:23 PM
So what the hell does this have to do with the Mormons, anyway?
 
2012-06-02 03:46:27 PM
Artifacts belong in museums.
 
2012-06-02 04:25:07 PM
"Assyrian" is not how you spell "Android."
 
2012-06-02 04:26:52 PM
The persecution of God's chosen people continues.
 
2012-06-02 04:26:59 PM
Tell them you lost it.
 
2012-06-02 04:27:24 PM
F*ck you, it's mine.
 
2012-06-02 04:28:04 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Artifacts belong in museums.


So do you!
 
2012-06-02 04:29:51 PM
HA HA!
 
2012-06-02 04:30:33 PM
Article:

"The tablet was discovered in 1913 by a group of German archeologists in Iraq"

Subby:

" who looted it from Syria in 1913 "

Subby is why we fight endless wars.
 
2012-06-02 04:31:20 PM
But... what was the capital of Assyria?

/got nothin'
/perhaps the tablet was carried by a swallow or two
 
2012-06-02 04:31:41 PM
 
2012-06-02 04:32:16 PM
GET OFF MY PLANE!
 
2012-06-02 04:32:24 PM
Anyway, the family should return it to the Iraqi Embassy and let them decide where it goes.

They will probably put it in their own museum, perhaps with a nice donor card saying, "donated by the River Flamenbaum, an associate of the Doctor who survived Auschwitz and liberated it from the Germans who stole it"
 
2012-06-02 04:33:07 PM
It figures they would post this up on the Sabbath when most Jewish folks can't respond. Great FARK.. way to be just like the Nazis.

/is this the same as invoking Tatsuma?
//first time doing that, not sure what the procedure is
///this really has no other purpose
 
2012-06-02 04:33:55 PM
Tips on where to hide stuff from a war?

i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-02 04:34:43 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Artifacts belong in museums.


Yeah, that way the thieves looking to melt them for gold and theocrats looking to burn them to rewrite history can find them all in one place, with only rent-a-cops to protect them.

/as Spielberg intended when he created that meme
 
2012-06-02 04:35:39 PM
I don't have a problem with this. The family is trying to attribute special significance to the artifact, but it's just something the guy stole. (Mind you, if it had been some Nazi's helmet or gun or whatever, then the family should be able to keep it, even if the family of the Nazi wanted it back. But this is a museum piece.)
 
2012-06-02 04:37:09 PM
Where is MBK? He should be here.
 
2012-06-02 04:38:15 PM
I submitted this yesterday with a better, and more obvious headline.

/ rabble rabble

// It belongs in a museum!
 
2012-06-02 04:40:23 PM

endlessmonkeys: It figures they would post this up on the Sabbath when most Jewish folks can't respond. Great FARK.. way to be just like the Nazis.


Wow, the fail is strong with you.
 
2012-06-02 04:44:31 PM
Mach schnell vit da art thingies, I have to get back to DanceCentrum in Stuttgart to see Kraftwerk.
 
2012-06-02 04:44:33 PM
Hell yeah it should be returned. Just because something horrible happened to you does not give you an excuse to steal. Unless it was stole from this guy in the first place his family has zero claim to it.
 
2012-06-02 04:47:35 PM

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Mach schnell vit da art thingies, I have to get back to DanceCentrum in Stuttgart to see Kraftwerk.


LAWL
 
2012-06-02 04:47:41 PM

Gaius: endlessmonkeys: It figures they would post this up on the Sabbath when most Jewish folks can't respond. Great FARK.. way to be just like the Nazis.

Wow, the fail is strong with you.


Damnit. I figured I was reaching hard on that.

Everyone else gets to troll tho...

/takes ball
//goes home
 
2012-06-02 04:53:46 PM

endlessmonkeys: Gaius: endlessmonkeys: It figures they would post this up on the Sabbath when most Jewish folks can't respond. Great FARK.. way to be just like the Nazis.

Wow, the fail is strong with you.

Damnit. I figured I was reaching hard on that.

Everyone else gets to troll tho...

/takes ball
//goes home


*pats on back
It was a good try. Not enough innuendo and outrage.
 
2012-06-02 04:53:59 PM
The Germans didn't loot it, submittertard, they farking found it themselves.

It belongs in a museum, not in the collection of a thief. If Syria/Iraq gets their shiat together, then maybe it should be in a museum there.
 
2012-06-02 04:54:05 PM
Seems reasonable. Archaeological expeditions, at least post-Napoleon, are approved by the local governments, which typically set the terms on what you can and can't remove. Wholesale theft from museums not so much.
 
2012-06-02 04:55:36 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-06-02 04:58:40 PM
Greedy bastard stereotype still in effect.
 
2012-06-02 05:00:48 PM

RoyBatty: Anyway, the family should return it to the Iraqi Embassy and let them decide where it goes.

They will probably put it in their own museum, perhaps with a nice donor card saying, "donated by the River Flamenbaum, an associate of the Doctor who survived Auschwitz and liberated it from the Germans who stole it"


I like the way you think, sir!
 
2012-06-02 05:01:07 PM

bigpeeler: "But...but...the Holocaust! I deserve anything I steal. I'm owed this."


If only it all stopped at a small gold tablet....
 
2012-06-02 05:09:45 PM
You know who else stole things during the holocaust?
 
2012-06-02 05:11:24 PM

AbbeySomeone: endlessmonkeys: Gaius: endlessmonkeys: It figures they would post this up on the Sabbath when most Jewish folks can't respond. Great FARK.. way to be just like the Nazis.

Wow, the fail is strong with you.

Damnit. I figured I was reaching hard on that.

Everyone else gets to troll tho...

/takes ball
//goes home

*pats on back
It was a good try. Not enough innuendo and outrage.


Plus, he went straight to Nazis. You've got to build up a bit of verbal inertia before you drop the N-bomb.
 
2012-06-02 05:12:07 PM

Rusty Shackleford: So what the hell does this have to do with the Mormons, anyway?


I see what you did there.

//took me long enough

endlessmonkeys

/takes ball
//goes home


I hope you didn't steal that ball.
 
2012-06-02 05:18:28 PM

El_Swino: AbbeySomeone: endlessmonkeys: Gaius: endlessmonkeys: It figures they would post this up on the Sabbath when most Jewish folks can't respond. Great FARK.. way to be just like the Nazis.

Wow, the fail is strong with you.

Damnit. I figured I was reaching hard on that.

Everyone else gets to troll tho...

/takes ball
//goes home

*pats on back
It was a good try. Not enough innuendo and outrage.

Plus, he went straight to Nazis. You've got to build up a bit of verbal inertia before you drop the N-bomb.


I believe in endless monkeys. I really, really do.
 
2012-06-02 05:20:51 PM
Did he hide the uncomfortable piece of metal up his ass?
 
2012-06-02 05:22:40 PM
Top...men.
 
2012-06-02 05:24:18 PM
Frankly, anything that holocaust survivors did to the Germans after their camps were liberated was warranted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dachau_massacre

The Army troops were giving the survivors weapons and letting them into the POW areas to exact their own brand of "justice". A particularly astute brand of Karma occured to a camp guard who machine gunned a survivor running towards US Troops as the camp was being liberated. He was hit by no less than a full company of riflemen. The Tower actually fell down from the volume of fire.
 
2012-06-02 05:36:05 PM
[in best Indy voice] It belongs in a museum
 
2012-06-02 05:40:05 PM

BronyMedic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dachau_massacre


Interesting link...didn't see THAT on Band of Brothers!
 
2012-06-02 05:43:28 PM

jayessell: GET OFF MY PLANE!


www.funnyphotos.net.au
No ticket [to artifacts].
 
2012-06-02 05:45:30 PM

Oldiron_79: [in best Indy voice] It belongs in a museum


But a German (read: Nazi) museum. Indy's got to be rather conflicted on this one.
 
2012-06-02 06:01:02 PM
Great, kid...don't get cocky.
 
2012-06-02 06:04:00 PM
This item was found in 1913, not by some evil Nazi archeologists or some Indiana Jones-esque Nazi occult squad. This was legitimely the property of a museum, not some stolen item.

I agree that Holocaust survivors had a major struggle and what that entailed, but its not like the item is going back into Nazi hands or something.

The museum also waited for the guy to die before they asked it back. Its not like they are taking it from an actual Holocaust survivor. This family is depriving the entire world from learning from this item.
 
2012-06-02 06:05:05 PM
i.qkme.me

This is a treasure of the history of humanity, and belongs in public hands.

The same logic applies to the looters who stole from the Iraqi museum of antiquities.
 
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