A photo, showing Adolf Eichmann undergoing a medical checkup, from Michal BarOr’s project, 'A Non-Private Collection,' on display as part of the group exhibition 'Vanishing Point.' Gjon Mili / GPO

A Stolen Suitcase, a Lifetime of Guilt and a Snapshot of Midcentury Israel

A collection of photos depicting Israel’s early years, stolen by a child in 1966, is the basis of an exhibition at Haifa’s Arab-Jewish cultural center. Who was that child, who (if anyone) owns the pictures and what’s the underlying narrative here?

In 1966, A., a 13-year-old boy from Tel Aviv stole a small suitcase from the home of a neighbor, a chauffeur for delegations of visitors hosted by the Government Press Office. The suitcase contained...

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