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  • Nicholas Winton, the ‘British Schindler,’ dies aged 106

    July 1, 2015 | 10:29 am

    A man who became known as the "British Schindler" for saving hundreds of Czech children from Nazi persecution in the run-up to World War II, has died at the age of 106.

    Nicholas Winton died on Wednesday with his daughter Barbara and two grandchildren at his side, according to a...

  • Rare ‘Schindler’s List’ documents sold at New Hampshire auction

    August 15, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    Documents linked to Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist known for his efforts to save Jews from World War II concentration camps, were sold at auction for more than $122,000, a New Hampshire auction house said on Thursday.

    The documents included a rare one-page letter,...

  • Schindler factory plans up for sale

    August 8, 2013 | 1:40 pm

    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.

  • Schindler’s list goes unsold on eBay

    July 30, 2013 | 9:45 am

    An original list of names of 801 Jews rescued by German industrialist Oskar Schindler did not find a buyer on eBay.

    No one met the opening bid of $3 million for the 14-page list typed on onion skin paper. California collectors Gary Zimet and Eric Gazin had said when the auction...

  • Report: Original Schindler’s List to be sold on eBay for $3 million

    July 19, 2013 | 12:16 pm

    A list of names of 801 Jews rescued by German industrialist Oskar Schindler are set to be auctioned off on eBay.

    The New York Post on Friday reported that the 14 pages containing the original Schindler’s List will be auctioned off Friday by California collectors Gary Zimet and...

  • ‘Nicky’s Family’ recounts true tale of Britain’s Schindler

    By Tom Tugend

    July 17, 2013 | 12:43 pm

    In chronicling the dark night of the Holocaust, filmmakers have discovered occasional chinks of light in the deeds of Righteous Gentiles, those who risked much to succor and save Jews.

    Many of these men and women, of all nationalities and faiths, risked — and some lost — their...

  • A Turkish Muslim perspective on Yom HaShoah

    April 8, 2013 | 5:58 am

    When people of reason and conscience look back on the subject of Shoah (otherwise known as the Holocaust) today, it is common to hear questions like: "How could a nation of philosophers, composers of classical music, technology, poets, in this seat of the Enlightenment itself,...

  • Rescuers of the ‘50 Children’

    April 3, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor those lost in the Shoah and the few who were saved through circumstance, luck or the efforts of courageous individuals. People like Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg and the Bielski brothers immediately come to mind, having been the subjects...

  • Youngest person on Schindler’s list dies

    January 15, 2013 | 1:43 pm

    The youngest person saved by German industrialist Oskar Schindler has died.

    Leon Leyson, who Schindler called "Little Leyson," died of lymphoma on Jan. 12 in Whittier, Calif., at 83, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    Leyson was 13 when he went to work at Schindler's factory in...

  • Schindler heiress trying to block sale of list

    July 11, 2011 | 10:36 am

    An heiress of Emilie Schindler, the wife of Oskar Schindler, is trying to prevent a copy of the famous list that saved the lives of 1,200 Jews from the auction block.

    Erika Rosenberg is working to stop an original copy of Schindler’s list from being auctioned off by U.S. memorabilia...

  • ‘Schindler’s List’ typist dies at 91

    June 10, 2011 | 2:23 pm

    The man responsible for typing Oskar Schindler the famous list that saved more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust died Tuesday in Augsburg, Germany, at age 91.

    Mietak Pemper was set to be buried Friday in the city’s Jewish cemetery, and local officials plan to order flags to be...

  • Schindler’s List can be sold, judge rules

    December 27, 2010 | 11:02 am

    A Manhattan judge has ruled that an original copy of Schindler’s List can be sold.

    New York State Supreme Court Justice Louis York ruled last week that dealer Gary Zimet may auction off what is believed to be the only privately held original copy of Oskar Schindler’s list of Jews,...

  • Diary writer Hillman says sharing story is ‘my duty’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Like Anne Frank, Laura Hillman received a diary as a gift on her 13th birthday in Nazi Germany. In it, she scribbled her girlish poems and observations, including her love of the lilac tree that stood in front of her house in Aurich.

    "The tree bloomed every May, around the time of...
  • Beyond ‘Schindler’sList’

    By Tom Tugend

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    "He was a satyr, a black marketeer, a drunk and a savior."

    The pithy description by author Thomas Keneallyrefers, of course, to Oskar Schindler, the flawed but ultimatelyheroic German businessman who saved his 1,200 Jewish employees duringthe Holocaust.

    The man and the myth will be...