Schindler documents sold in New York for $122,000

(JTA) — Original documents connected to Oskar Schindler, who saved hundreds of Jewish from the Holocaust, fetched $122,000 at an auction in New York.

One letter, dated Aug. 22, 1944, describes permission to move an enamelware factory that was owned by the German industrialist and its workers from Poland, the Associated Press reported. Historians say that move allowed him to carry out the rescue chronicled in the 1993 film “Schindler’s List.”

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The letter was offered by RR Auction in the U.S. The auction, which ended Wednesday, also offered the Krakow factory blueprints.

RR Auction told the AP that one person, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased all of the documents.

Last month, a list of Jews to be rescued by Schindler went unsold on eBay, after it was listed with a reserve price of $3 million.

The 14-page list identifies 801 Jewish prisoners by name, birth date and profession. The date April 18, 1945, is written in pencil on the first page. The document is one of four remaining copies of the list, typed on onion skin paper.

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