Historic World War 2 document known as Schindler’s list sells for $122,000 at auctionBy Mason White 2:10 PM August 19, 2013
|The Schindler document|
By: Shifra Unger
A historic World War Two document sold for $122,000 at auction, according to a statement released by RR Auction.
A collection of documents from World War Two from the industrialist Oskar Schindler, which included a signed letter that paved the way for the rescue of more than 1,000 Jewish factory workers, was bought for more than $122,000 in an online auction.
The letter, dated August 22, 1944, describes permission to move Schindler’s enamel factory and its workers from Poland to Czechoslovakia. Historians said that the move allowed him to carry out the rescue narrated in the movie “Schindler’s List”.
Is believed to be the earliest known document confirming the move.
The letter was offered by RR Auction in the U.S. The auction, which ended on Wednesday, also offered Krakow factory blueprints.
RR Auction said a person, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased all of the documents.