Friday, February 22nd | 17 Adar I 5779

December 4, 2017 12:54 pm

Massachusetts Man Arrested in Connection With Theft of Holocaust Memorial

avatar by

Email a copy of "Massachusetts Man Arrested in Connection With Theft of Holocaust Memorial" to a friend

“Myriam’s Memorial” in the Milton Cemetery. Photo: Facebook. – A 19-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested over the theft of a Holocaust memorial sculpture in Milton, Mass., last year.

In September 2016, the unnamed suspect stole the “Myriam’s Memorial” sculpture from Milton Cemetery. Sculptor Frank Manasse created the work in memory of his sister and the 1.5 million children who were killed in Nazi death camps during the Holocaust.

Acting on dozens of tips, a police investigation led to the recovery of the sculpture and the arrest of the Massachusetts teenager in November.

Police said they believe that the teenager stole the sculpture to give as a gift to a friend and do not suspect an antisemitic motive. The suspect is reportedly cooperating with police.

Related coverage

February 22, 2019 11:05 am

British Parliament Members Sign Letter Supporting New Holocaust Memorial - More than 150 parliament members in the United Kingdom from across the political spectrum have signed a letter supporting the Westminster...

“No information has been developed at this point that would lead the Milton Police Department to believe that this crime was motivated by hate, bias or anti-Semitic sentiment,” a police statement said. “Should additional information develop, those avenues would certainly be explored.”

Police also stated that they would seek a criminal complaint against the teenager and charge him with larceny and destroying a memorial to the dead.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner