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Judge: Schindler's List can be sold

US court allows memorabilia collector to sell one of original copies of German industrial's lists, which includes names of Jews he saved during WWII

A court in the United States has decided to allow a memorabilia collector to sell one of the original copies of Oskar Schindler's lists, which includes the names of Jews whose lives he saved during World War II.

 

According to British newspaper The Telegraph, dealer Gary Zimet may auction off the document which is said to be worth about $2 million.

 

Marta Rosenberg, an heir to Schindler's widow Emilie, had filed a lawsuit against Zimet in May, claiming that selling the document would infringe on her copyrights. Sunday's ruling by Supreme Court Justice Louis York lifted the temporary ban on a plan to sell the list.

 

Zimet said the court ruling was "a real victory". According to the dealer, the 13-page document is one of the original copies of lists prepared by the German industrialist. Most of the lists' copies are presented in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem and in museums in the US.

 

Schindler's efforts to save the lives of more than 1,000 Jewish refugees who worked in a factory he owned were the subject of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film "Schindler's Lis"t in 1993, which was based on Thomas Keneally's book "Schindler's Ark".

 

 


פרסום ראשון: 12.27.10, 08:27
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