Holocaust Survivor Saved by Schindler Dies in Sydney

Anna Reich, who immigrated to Australia in the 50s and became prominent in the fashion industry, was 94 when she died.

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Oskar Schindler during his visit to Israel in the 1960s. Does Yad Vashem own the rights to his personal documents, including copies of the list itself?Credit: Aviva Nissenbaum

An woman saved by Oskar Schindler during the Holocaust has died in Sydney at the age of 94.

Anna Reich, from the eastern suburbs of the city, immigrated to Australia in the 50s and became a leading figure in fashion with her label "Anna Rich," .  She died earlier this month.

Schindler, a German industrialist, saved more than 1,000 Jews employed in his factories from the Nazis during the Holocaust. His story was the subject of a 1993 Oscar-winning movie by Steven Spielberg.  

Reich ended up in Schindler's factory after being sent to Plaszow concentration camp when she was 19, and then to Auschwitz Birkenau.

Anna Berger of the Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants said that Reich "was a very charming, very beautiful woman who managed to find herself rescued by somebody who really sacrificed himself and his family to do that," ABC said.