Oskar Schindler’s original list will be put on the auction block, British magazine Page Six reported Thursday, and is expected to fetch roughly $2.4 million.
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The 14-page document is one of those drawn up by the famous German industrialist to save more than 1,200 Jews from the deportation. His story inspired the 1993 Steven Spielberg film Schindler's List.
On its website, the Moments in Time auction house highlights the rarity of the document, as it is "the only one to ever be on the market." Three others are known, two of which are kept in Jerusalem, at Yad Vashem, and one in Washington Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Gary Zimet, chief executive officer of the auction house, told Page Six the list comes from “the nephew of Schindler’s right-hand man, Itzhak Stern,” who was played by Ben Kingsley in the famous Spielberg movie.
The list encompasses the names of 801 male Jews rescued from the Plaszòw concentration camp. They were employed by Schindler in an armament factory in Brünnlitz, Czechoslovakia, in order to escape from an almost certain death in the gas chambers.