A pocket watch featuring Hebrew letters that belonged to a Jewish Russian immigrant who died aboard the Titanic is up for auction, JTA reports.
Heritage Auctions will put the watch on the block this weekend at a public auction at its headquarters in Dallas. Online bidding has already started and reached $11,000. The back of the timepiece features Moshe Rabbeinu holding the Aseres Hadibros.
JTA reports that its owner, Sinai Kantor, was an immigrant from Russia bound for New York with his wife, Miriam, who survived the accident aboard the Titanic when it sank during the cruise ship’s maiden voyage in 1912. Dozens of Jews were among the 1,503 passengers who died. The British liner had a kosher kitchen.