Schindler’s List Found by Australian State Library Researcher

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    By Gemma Daley

    April 6 (Bloomberg) -- German industrialist Oskar Schindler’s list of 801 Jewish workers he helped escape death during World War II has been discovered by a researcher at Australia’s New South Wales state library.

    The researcher found the carbon typescript copy of the 13- page list among six boxes of research notes and newspaper clippings belonging to “Schindler’s Ark” author Thomas Keneally that were donated to the library in 1996, the library said in an e-mailed statement. Library spokeswoman Vanessa Bond confirmed the discovery in a phone interview in Sydney.

    “This list was hurriedly typed on 18 April 1945 in the closing days of World War II and it saved 801 men from the gas chambers,” the library’s Olwen Pryke said in the statement. “It’s an incredibly moving piece of history.”

    Keneally wrote “Schindler’s Ark,” published in 1982, after receiving the document from Leopold Pfefferberg, Jewish worker number 173 on the list, according to the statement. The book was adapted into the Steven Spielberg movie “Schindler’s List” in 1993.

    The list will be displayed at the library and online from tomorrow, the statement said.

    To contact the reporter on this story: Gemma Daley in Canberra at [email protected]

    Schindler?s List Found by Australian State Library Researcher - Bloomberg.com
     
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    Interesting, Roman! Took a long time for them for them to find it - I wonder if they knew it was there, or found it 'by chance' among the rest of the documentation?
     
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    I just read this on the internet. I am looking forward to seeing it.
     
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    Yep, I got the same question. I hope they´ll explain it...
     
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    Yeah, would be interesting to know if they knew it was there or if it was random. It it is a really interesting find and I look forward to seeing it.
     
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    wow what a find ! looking forward to seeing it
     
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    Fantastic find, thanks for the info Roman.
     
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    That needs to be in a museum, preserved...and sent on tour so the rest of us can see it!
     
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    I´ve read inour newspapers today they found it by chance...
     
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    That's really inspiring. 801 men saved. That's a lot.
     
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    Schindler was a wreck after the war, very cool of Israel to give him a pension.
     
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    Has a digital version of this been posted by the Australian library from the first posting? I couldn't seem to find it.
     
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    We have a lot to thank men like Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg for....
     
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