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Actual list made by Oscar Schindler for sale on eBay

July 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, July 19 (UPI) -- Two California collectors said they hope to get $5 million on eBay for one of four known versions of the list of Jews Oskar Schindler saved from the Holocaust.

Bidding began at 9 p.m. Thursday and will go on for 10 days, the New York Post reported. The reserve price is $3 million.

Schindler -- a German businessman who saved about 1,000 Jews in Poland from extermination during World War II -- became the subject of an Oscar-winning movie, "Schindler's List," directed by Steven Spielberg.

The listing says the document is located in Israel, the Post reported. The sellers are Gary Zimet and Eric Gazin.

"We decided to sell the list on eBay because it has over 100 million worldwide members, and this is a global story," Gazin, president of AuctionCause.com, told the Post. "There are billionaires using the site, wealthy celebrities."

The document is described as one of four extant copies of lists, out of seven made by Schindler during the period when he shielded Jews working in his factories from extermination in Nazi concentration camps.

The list offered on eBay consists of 14 pages of onion-skin paper and is dated April 18, 1945, the Post said.

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