Unabomber belongings to be auctioned online | Inquirer News

Unabomber belongings to be auctioned online

/ 11:17 AM May 13, 2011

LOS ANGELES–Personal belongings of the so-called Unabomber, who waged a 17-year parcel-bomb campaign in the United States, are to be sold online to raise money for victims, officials said Thursday.

Theodore Kaczynski’s personal documents including driver’s licenses, birth certificates, checks, photos, typewriters, tools, clothing, watches and several hundred books are among 60 lots to be sold from May 18 to June 2.

In addition more than 20,000 pages of written documents, including the original handwritten and typewritten versions of the “Unabomber Manifesto,” will be up for grabs online.


“The US Marshals Service has been given a unique opportunity to help the victims of Theodore Kaczynski’s horrific crimes,” said US Marshal Albert Najera of the Eastern District of California.


“We will use the technology that Kaczynski railed against in his various manifestos to sell artifacts of his life. The proceeds will go to his victims and, in a very small way, offset some of the hardships they have suffered.”

Kaczynski, a reclusive former mathematics professor, was jailed for life in May 1998 after a campaign of parcel-bomb attacks in which three people were killed and 29 injured.

The auction of his belongings is being organized by GSA Auctions on behalf of the US Marshals, after US District Judge Garland Burrell of the Eastern District of California ordered the sale in August 2010.

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