Genuine ‘Schindler’s List’ Up for Sale for $2.3 Million

The same document was offered for sale on eBay in 2013 for $3 million.

A carbon copy of the original Schindler's List following its discovery in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images.

A carbon copy of “Schindler’s List” is now available on the market and is expected to sell for around $2.4 million. One of the original documents used by German industrialist, Oskar Schindler, made famous by the Oscar-winning movie Schindler’s List and the award-winning novel Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally, is up for sale through the rare document dealer, Moments in Time.

The 14-page document is the penultimate list of a total of seven. It lists 801 Jewish men that worked at Schindler’s factory in occupied former Czechoslovakia, who had been transported there from the Nazi concentration camp at Plaszòw in German-occupied Poland. Schindler is famous for spending his entire fortune on bribes in order to protect his employees from deportation and certain death during World War II.

According to the chief executive officer of Moments in Time, Gary Zimet, the document dated 1945, the final year of the war, is a carbon copy of the original that was given to the Nazis and was previously the property of the nephew of Itzhak Stern. Stern was Schindler’s accountant and typed up what have become known as Schindler’s lists.

“I was flabbergasted when I first handled it,” Zimet told the Guardian.

While the document is expected to bring in a whopping amount of $2.4 million, this is much lower than the 2013 reserve price of $3 million, given when the document was listed on eBay and failed to sell.

The historical document is one of only four lists known to still be in existence, one is in the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. and two are in Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Center Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem.

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