Schindler's List on Sale for $2.2M

801-name record 'arguably most important WWII document'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2010 1:43 AM CDT
Schindler's List on Sale for $2.2M
Oskar Schindler, seen here in a 1968 photo, is credited with saving nearly 1,200 Jews from extermination camps.    (AP Photo/Peter Hillebrecht, File)

One of only 5 surviving copies of Oskar Schindler's list of Jews the industrialist hoped to save from concentration camps is up for sale for $2.2 million. The 13-page document, offered by an anonymous seller, is dated April 18, 1945, and lists the names and occupations of 801 men, the Telegraph reports.

"It's the only one remaining in private hands," according to historic document sales specialist Gary Zimet, and is "arguably the most important World War II document". One of the other 4 copies known to still exist is in the US Holocaust Museum, another is at the German federal archives in Koblenz, and 2 are held by Israel's Yad Vashem museum. (Read more World War II stories.)

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