(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The original physical list compiled by German
industrialist Oskar Schindler, who saved 801 Jews from being transferred to the
Auschwitz death camp by employing them in his factory during World War II, was
put up for public auction on eBay on Friday. The starting price for the list is
The document, printed in 1945 and consisting of 14 pages, is one of four rare copies of Schindler’s list. Director Steven Spielberg used one of the copies during production of his Oscar-winning 1993 film, “Schindler’s List.”
The current owners purchased it from the nephew
of Yitzhak Stern, Schindler’s accountant who typed each list, and whose family
held on to the document in Israel throughout the years. The document is
authenticated by the nephew's signature and note of declaration.
California collectors Gary Zimet and Eric Gazin said they hope to sell the list for $5 million.
“We decided to sell the list on eBay because it has over 100 million worldwide members, and this is a global story,” Gazin told The New York Post.