Wedding ring stolen by Nazis returned 69 years later7/16/2012
If you had to pick a redeeming quality for the Nazis as they rampaged their miserable way across Europe, you’d probably have to go with their meticulous record-keeping. It was via those records — now online on the International Tracing Service website — that an old family wedding ring confiscated by Nazi soldiers in 1943 has rediscovered its true owner. When Norwegian Erling Berg Pedersen was arrested by the Nazis when he was the editor of a newspaper they deemed illegal, he was sent to a French concentration camp. As was their habit, the soldiers relieved him of his valuables and he never saw his treasured watch or wedding ring again. But, recently, a courier arrived at the home of Marit Dunseth (Pedersen’s daughter) with both items. The ring has an inscription bearing the name of his wife Haldis and the pocket watch is believed to be an old family heirloom. [Source]
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