Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Australian library discovers copy of 'Schindler's list'

Australian archivists have found a list of 801 names believed to be a "Schindler's list" documenting men the German industrialist saved from the Nazis.

Researchers at the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney discovered the list in the papers of writer Tom Keneally, who wrote the book Schindler's Ark, also published as Schindler's List.

The yellowing sheaf of 13 pages is believed to be a copy of a list created by Oskar Schindler, who ran a factory in Poland that was kept open by the Germans because it was dedicated to the war effort.

While Schindler courted the dreaded SS, he schemed ways to protect his Jewish workers from the extermination camps.

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