Oskar Schindler

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Schindler Saved 1,200 Jews in This Factory. Can It Be Saved?

Inside the effort to preserve the Brnenec textile factory

(Newser) - August brought the news that the Czech factory where Oskar Schindler famously saved the lives of 1,200 Jews had perhaps found a savoir of its own. In extreme disrepair since it ceased operations a dozen years ago, the Brnenec textile factory had after what the Telegraph describes as protracted... More »

'Schindler of Congo' Now Needs Others' Help

Marrion P'Udongo helps orphans, kid soldiers, rape victims—and has bad kidney

(Newser) - Marrion P'Udongo is recognized simply as "pastor" by many and has pulled off a laundry list of heroic acts in the war-torn Republic of the Congo , including assisting child soldiers and rape victims and helping manage an orphanage, per NBC News . His other nickname, the "Schindler of... More »

Schindler's Actual List Up for Sale—on eBay

Start your bids at $3M, please

(Newser) - Only four versions of Oskar Schindler's famous list are still known to exist. Three are in museums, and the remaining one can be yours with a starting bid of $3 million. On eBay. The New York Post reports that owners Gary Zimet and Eric Gazin put their copy up... More »

Youngest Name on Schindler's List Dead at 83

Leon Leyson was 13 at the time

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times today has the fascinating obituary of Leon Leyson, notable for being the youngest person on Schindler's List. Leyson was among the 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by Oskar Schindler, who employed them in his Krakow factory; "Little Leyson," as he was... More »

'Schindler’s List' Typist Dead at 91

Mietek Pemper convinced Schindler to make munitions to save prisoners' lives

(Newser) - Mietek Pemper, the Jewish prisoner who created "Schindler's List"—a list of concentration camp workers "essential" to the Nazi war effort, which saved hundreds from extermination—has died at age 91, reports the New York Times . Pemper was secretary for the commandant of the Plaszow concentration... More »

Schindler's List on Sale for $2.2M

801-name record 'arguably most important WWII document'

(Newser) - One of only 5 surviving copies of Oskar Schindler's list of Jews the industrialist hoped to save from concentration camps is up for sale for $2.2 million. The 13-page document, offered by an anonymous seller, is dated April 18, 1945, and lists the names and occupations of 801 men,... More »

Schindler's List Found in Aussie Library

List of saved Jews that inspired book was buried deep in box of author's papers

(Newser) - A rare copy of one of Oskar Schindler's original lists has been found in an Australian library, Reuters reports. The 13 yellowing pages list hundreds of Jews the German industrialist saved from the gas chambers by employing them in his factories. The list was given to Schindler's List author Thomas... More »

Schindler's Autograph on Sale for $154K

WWII hero signed photo for one of 1,400 Jews he saved

(Newser) - The only known autographed photo of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved 1,400 Jews from death during WWII, is on sale for $154,000, the New York Post reports. The dealer plans to contact Liam Neeson, who played the legend in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List to see if... More »

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