Author Thomas Keneally’s historical fiction novel Schindler’s List introduced the world to the story of Oskar Schindler. Shindler was a Nazi Party member who saved 1,200 Jews from concentration camps in Germany and Poland. As it was based on true events, part of Schindler’s real list has resurfaced and is currently available for purchase for $2.4 million.
According to The Guardian, the auction house Moments In Time has listed pages from the original 1945 document on their website. The list shows that 801 men who were saved by working in Schindler’s factory in then occupied Czechoslovakia.
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The document is one of seven that Schindler and his account Itzhak Stern curated and copied, though several are still missing. Two are on display at Israel’s official Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, and another is kept at the United States Holocaust museum in Washington D.C.
Chief executive officer of Moments In Time, Gary Zimet, said that the document for sale is a carbon copy that was given to the Nazis for their records. Once belonging to Stern’s nephew, it is estimated that interest from buyers will be “extraordinary,” despite the drop in price from its first sale in 2013.
Immortalized in Schindler’s List, a film by Steven Spielberg, Schindler’s story of heroism will continue to impact the lives of others in print as well and can be a personal part of someone’s personal collection.
What do you think, would you buy it?
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