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Judge: Schindler's list can be sold

Dec. 24, 2010 at 12:17 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A New York memorabilia dealer has the right to sell what he says is an original copy of Schindler's list, a Manhattan judge ruled.

The ruling by Supreme Court Justice Louis York lifts a temporary ban on dealer Gary Zimet's planned auction of the list that helped spare more than a thousand Jews from the Nazis during World War II, the New York Daily News reported Friday.

Marta Rosenberg, heir to German industrialist Oskar Schindler's widow, sued Zimet in May to halt the sale of the 13-page document, which is said to be one of several existing copies of the famous list.

Rosenberg alleged Zimet was selling a fake.

"It's a complete victory," Zimet said, referring to the judge's ruling. "This is the real deal."

Several copies of the list were drafted and most of those that survived are in museums in Israel and the United States, the Daily News reported.

A 1993 movie directed by Steven Spielberg was based on the story behind the list.

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