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Schindler's List found in Australia

07.04.2009 | Tuesday | Udostępnij na Facebooku

A list compiled by Oscar Schindler containing names of 801 Jews has been discovered at the New South Wales Library in Sydney.

The list has been found among the material deposited at the Library belonging to the Australian author of ‘Schindler's Ark' (1982) a book that was the basis for the Oscar-winning film, Schindler's List by Steven Spielberg (1993).

The Library has acquired a few boxes containing Keneally's research notes and other archive material in 1996, but has never checked them carefully. Keneally had received a document in 1980 from Leopold Pfefferberg Jewish worker 173 on the list, one of the people whom Schindler helped.

On 13 pages of yellowed, fragile paper there have been typed names and nationalities of 801 Jews who have been employed by Schindler in his Cracow factory and thus saved from death in gas chambers. The list was hurriedly typed on 18 April 1945, in the closing days of World War II.

Source: BBC News