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Schindler factory to become art museum

KRAKOW, Poland, June 29 (UPI) -- The Polish cookware factory where Oskar Schindler employed, and saved the lives of more than 1,000 Jews, will be turned into a modern art museum.

Book: There was no Schindler's List

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A new book about Oskar Schindler, who saved 1,000 Jews from the Nazis, says there was no Schindler's list, The New York Times reported Wednesday. "Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities and the True Story Behind the List," by

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 9, the 283rd day of 2004 with 83 to follow.
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Spielberg finances Krakow ghetto exhibit

KRAKOW, Poland, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Film director Steven Spielberg is underwriting an exhibition on the history of the Jewish ghetto in Krakow during the occupation of Poland by the Nazis.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2003 with 83 to follow.
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Analysis: Atticus good, Hannibal bad

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) -- A lawyer who fought racism and a doctor who regards human flesh as a delicacy top a new list of favorite movie heroes and villains. A blue-ribbon panel chose the top 50 movie heroes and the top 50 villains from a list of 400 nominees, for The American Fil
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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2002 with 83 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

The U.S. launched heavy air strikes against the Taliban garrisons and troop encampments in Afghanistan on this date in 2001. The Pentagon reported the destruction of seven terrorist training camps iand claimed control of the skies over Afghanistan.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The U.S. launched heavy air strikes against the Taliban garrisons and troop encampments in Afghanistan on this date in 2001. The Pentagon reported the destruction of seven terrorist training camps iand claimed control of the skies over Afghanistan.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The U.S. launched heavy air strikes against the Taliban garrisons and troop encampments in Afghanistan on this date in 2001. The Pentagon reported the destruction of seven terrorist training camps iand claimed control of the skies over Afghanistan.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly Almanac package for Oct. 7-13.
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Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was an ethnic German industrialist born in Moravia. He is credited with saving almost 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic respectively. He is the subject of the novel Schindler's Ark, and the film based on it, Schindler's List.

Schindler was born on 28 April 1908 into an ethnic German family in Svitavy (German: Zwittau), Moravia, then part of Austria-Hungary, now in the Czech Republic. His parents, Hans Schindler and Franziska Luser, were divorced when Oskar was 27. Oskar was very close to his younger sister, Elfriede. Schindler was brought up in the Catholic faith but was not a religious man. After school he worked as a commercial salesman.

On 6 March 1928, Schindler married Emilie Pelzl (1907–2001), daughter of a wealthy ethnic German farmer from Maletín (German: Alt Moletein), and a pious Catholic, who received most of her education in a nearby Czech-German monastery. In the 1930s he changed jobs several times. He also tried starting various businesses, but soon went bankrupt because of the Great Depression. He joined the separatist Sudeten German Party in 1935. Though officially a citizen of Czechoslovakia, ethnic German nationalist Schindler started to work for German military intelligence (the Abwehr under Wilhelm Canaris). He was exposed and jailed by the Czech government in July 1938, but after the Munich Agreement, he was set free as a political prisoner. In 1939, Schindler joined the Nazi Party. One source (based on Nazi documents and postwar investigation) contends that he also continued to work for the Abwehr, allegedly paving the way for the German invasion of Poland on September 1 1939.

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