A theft at a fraternity house on the University of Wisconsin campus left one student without his most prized possession, a family heirloom that survived the Holocaust. But Friday, he received some good news.
Martin Weiss and his housemates were victims of a burglary Wednesday night. Among the electronics, cash and jewelry stolen was Weiss's Star of David necklace, a generations-old heirloom that survived the Holocaust.
"I felt just like a myriad of different emotions," Weiss said. "I was sad, I felt violated, sick to my stomach, emotionally drained. To have it ripped away from me, it was just something I couldn't believe."
Unbelievable to Martin as well is what happened Friday. Fraternity President Jacob Levin was leaving the house early when he stumbled across a backpack by the bike racks.
�"It was unzipped when I found it," Levin said. "I go inside, I open up all the pockets, and there is Martin's necklace."