US Supreme Court Judge Allows Schindlers List to be Sold

Published: December 29th 2010
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Oskar Schindler 1968

Supreme Court Justice Louis York decided to allow a collector to sell one of several original copies of the list compiled by Oskar Schindler, credited with saving twelve-hundred Jews during the Holocaust. The Telegraph reported on Sunday, that dealer Gary Zimet may auction off the document estimated to be worth about $2 million US. Zimet stated that the ruling was "a real victory".


The 13-page document is one of the original copies of lists prepared by the German industrialist, who saved the Jewish refugees by employing them in his factories so they would escape being sent to concentration camps. Most of the lists' copies are housed in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, and in various American museums.


Marta Rosenberg, an heir to Schindler's widow, had attempted to block the sale by filing a lawsuit against Zimet in May, claiming that selling the document would infringe on her copyrights. The court ruling this week now allows members of the public to purchase the lists.


Schindler's effort and courage was the subject of Steven Spielberg's Schindler’s List in 1993, which garnered numerous Academy Awards including Best Picture. The film was based on the novel, Schindler’s Ark, by Thomas Keneally.

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