Rare Oskar Schindler documents sold for $122,000 at US auction
Thursday 15 August 2013
Documents linked to Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who rescued Jews from World War II concentration camps, have been sold by a New Hampshire auction house for $122,000 (£78,000).
The rare papers included a one-page letter, signed by Schindler and dated 22 August, 1944, sent from his enamelware factory in Krakow, Poland, where he employed more than 1,000 Jewish workers from a nearby Nazi camp.
The letter was written on behalf of one of Schindler’s employees, Adam Dziedzic, who had “received a clearings contract for unloading and assembling war-necessary machinery and has been sent to Sudetengau”.
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