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Schindler documents sell for $122K at auction

August 15, 2013

CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — A collection of documents from World War II industrialist Oskar Schindler, including a letter he signed that made the way for the rescue of more than 1,000 Jewish factory workers, has fetched more than $122,000 at an online auction.

The letter, dated Aug. 22, 1944, describes permission to move Schindler’s enamelware factory and its workers from Poland to Czechoslovakia. Historians say that move allowed him to carry out the rescue chronicled in the movie “Schindler’s List.”

It’s believed to be the first known document confirming the move.

The letter was offered by RR Auction in the U.S. The auction, which ended Wednesday, also offered the Krakow factory blueprints.

RR Auction says one person, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased all of the documents.

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