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Oskar Schindler’s personal possessions hit auction block

February 27, 2019
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This Feb. 25, 2019 photo shows fountain pens in a case. Several personal possessions of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist credited with saving the lives of more than 1,000 Jews during World War II, are up for auction. Schindler's Longines wristwatch, a compass he and his wife reportedly used in 1945 as they fled advancing Russian troops, two Parker fountain pens in a case, and several other items are being sold by RR Auction of Boston. The belongings are being sold as a package and are expected to fetch about $25,000 in the auction that ends March 6. (Howard Fohlin/RR Auction via AP)

BOSTON (AP) — Several personal possessions of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved the lives of about 1,200 Jews during World War II, are up for auction.

Schindler’s Longines wristwatch, a compass he and his wife reportedly used in 1945 as they fled advancing Russians, two Parker fountain pens, and several other items are being sold by Boston-based RR Auction.

The belongings being sold as a package are expected to fetch about $25,000 in the auction that ends March 6.

RR’s Executive Vice President Bobby Livingston says the possessions are from the estate of Schindler’s wife, Emilie, who died in 2001.

Schindler, a Nazi party member whose story was told in the 1993 Oscar-winning movie “Schindler’s List,” saved Jews by employing then in his enamelware and munitions factories. He died in 1974.