Schindler's List

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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 »

City Plays Schindler's List Theme for Neo-Nazis

Sweden's Norrkoping sends a message at rally

(Newser) - The Swedish city of Norrkoping allowed neo-Nazis to stage a rally, but officials managed to tweak them just the same—by ringing the bells of city hall to the theme song from Schindler's List. City officials decided the tune from Steven Spielberg's Holocaust drama was an appropriate way... 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 »

Judge OKs Sale of Schindler's List

Ruling reverses a temporary ban

(Newser) - A New York judge has approved the sale of a 13-page list of names said to be an original "Schindler's List," reports the Telegraph . An heir to Oscar Schindler's widow had sought to block the sale, which could fetch more than $2 million. Seven lists were made, and... More »

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