A scrap of cloth stolen from Marysville home represents a piece of family history that can't be restored.

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A scrap of cloth stolen from Marysville home represents a piece of family history that can’t be restored.

The Daily Herald reports the home of Danutsia and John Burgy was burgled March 23 during his mother’s funeral.

Among the items taken was a piece of the uniform her father was forced to wear as a Nazi prisoner at the Buchenwald concentration camp during World War II. The tan fabric included his prisoner identification number.

Burgys lost about $400,000 in belongings in March. The cloth strip was in one of the two stolen safes. It doesn’t have the monetary value of the stolen jewelry, watches, firearms and electronic technology. But it was Danutsia Burgy’s most priceless possession.

She was crushed when she learned that it likely is gone forever.

Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com