Items which belonged to the late John Lennon including diaries and his iconic round-framed glasses were found in Germany recently as they were stolen nearly eleven years ago. Authorities in Berlin arrested a man on Monday who was accused of receiving almost one hundred items which belonged to the legendary artist.
The diary – which the police now have in their possession – was the one John had with him when he was shot and killed in New York City on the 8th of December.
Michael Von Hagen – who works as a prosecutor in Berlin – said there was an entry written in the book on the morning of the singer’s death.
The diary also had the entry where John and Yoko Ono had an appointment with Annie Leibovitz to take the photo which is now world famous.
The photo of John and Yoko was featured on the 1981 cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The Associated Press reported that the 58-year-old suspect was arrested yesterday and the other man to be indicted is currently living in Turkey and won’t be extradited to Germany because of international law.
Authorities notified Yoko Ono, and she became “very emotional” about the items, and it was clear “how much these things mean to her.”
Furthermore, the man obtained a school exercise book from 1952 when Lennon lived in England as well as handwritten notes for “Woman” and “Just Like Starting Over.”
He also had three different diaries from 1975, 1979, and 1980. In a report from Reuters, the items were stolen from Ono’s former driver and taken to Turkey where they made their way to Berlin in either 2013 or 2014. A currently bankrupt auction house claimed that the objects are valued at nearly $3.64 million.