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A family treasure chest may have accidentally been donated to the Hospice Thrift Shoppe in Dublin. While it may not be filled with gold or gemstones, its contents are likely very valuable to someone.

Robin Noble works at the shop in Dublin and said she found a suitcase filled with photos of a Jewish family, many that date before the Holocaust and even back to the 1800s.

Noble said the couple looks familiar to her and the staff, but they can't seem to make a connection. She hopes that the photo of an elderly couple could lead a family member back to the Dublin Hope Hospice store and claim the visual family history.

Anyone knows the couple or has more information is encouraged to call Noble at 875-9976 or visit the Hospice Boutique Thrift Shoppe at 7381 Amador Valley Blvd. in Dublin.

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 14, 2009 at 7:49 am

Is there some reason you wouldn't contact area senior centers; synagogues; assisted living communities like Reutslinger in Danville??

This shouldn't be difficult. Those are modern [recent] blinds in the windows.


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Posted by Pam
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Apr 14, 2009 at 8:29 am

If no one comes forward I'd love to make sure they aren't just destroyed....

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Posted by 1999
a resident of another community
on Apr 14, 2009 at 8:36 am

While the blinds look modern the date on the picture is 1999 so it might be a tough search. I applaud the effort to find the family - I know that I'd be very appreciative!

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Posted by happy ending
a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Apr 14, 2009 at 9:37 am

If there is a happy ending I hope we hear about it?

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Posted by jim van dyke
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 14, 2009 at 9:47 am

great smiles! i hope i'm that happy at that age, and with something like a wheelchair to deal with.

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Posted by Carole
a resident of another community
on Apr 14, 2009 at 9:48 am

Looks like a recent photo. Is it just me, or does the enlarged picture of the gentleman have a strong resemblance to Jack Benny? Hope someone will come forward.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 14, 2009 at 1:40 pm

What Sweetie Pies! I would take the treasure box to a local Rav and ask for advice on how to proceed.

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Posted by EarlD.
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 15, 2009 at 3:05 pm

One possibility. My wife tells me during the holocaust suitcases with a families dearest possessions were often given by jewish families to gentiles before they were shipped off. Possibly the photo could be of one of those recipients...who had nothing else to do with the suitcase if the family was lost.

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