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A New Hampshire company is auctioning off a set of documents related to Oskar Schindler.
RR Auction company, which specializes in historic documents, has made the items available for bidding until Aug. 14. Prospective buyers can big on the documents on the company’s website....
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A Slovak court has commuted a death sentence against Laszlo Csatary, a war criminal whom Slovakia wants extradited from Hungary for his complicity in murdering thousands of Jews.
A Czechoslovakian court in 1948 sentenced Csatary in absentia to death for torturing Jews and helping...
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A statue honoring the “British Schindler” was unveiled at a train station in Britain.
Sir Nicholas Winton, 101, attended the dedication ceremony Saturday at the Maidenhead railway station.
He smuggled 669 mostly Jewish boys and girls out of Czechoslovakia in 1939.
The bronze statue shows Winton sitting on a park bench reading a book containing pictures of the children he saved.
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