Family sells estate of local Holocaust survivor

Larry (Laszlo Klein) is second from the left. The family is, in order, Gizella Berncsweig-Klein (mother), Laszlo Klein (Larry), Endre Klein (younger brother), Gyorgy Klein (older brother) and Sandor Klein (father). CONTRIBUTED
Caption
Larry (Laszlo Klein) is second from the left. The family is, in order, Gizella Berncsweig-Klein (mother), Laszlo Klein (Larry), Endre Klein (younger brother), Gyorgy Klein (older brother) and Sandor Klein (father). CONTRIBUTED

The family of a local man who survived the Holocaust is auctioning off a unique collection of the items he collected over a lifetime.

Larry Balas, who died at 94 years old about a year ago, lived in Harrison Twp. and then Kettering for decades — and owned local The Sylar Antiques with his wife, Sydelle Balas.

Now, Balas’ family has turned to Cincinnati-based Everything But The House auction company to sell off the rest of his estate — items ranging from Danish silver plate flatware and gold jewelry to Herend Porcelain figures and antique Sterling Silver serving dishes.