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Schindler list goes on show in Germany

A copy of a list of Jewish forced labourers saved by Oskar Schindler are among rare documents that went on display in Germany on Wednesday, the body responsible for preserving Nazi papers said.

world Updated: May 06, 2009 11:03 IST

A copy of a list of Jewish forced labourers saved by Oskar Schindler are among rare documents that went on display in Germany on Wednesday, the body responsible for preserving Nazi papers said.

Others include a document with names of people transported to death camps including Anne Frank and Gestapo records on Konrad Adenauer, West Germany’s first postwar chancellor, the International Tracing Service (ITS) said.

The list is of the 1,200 workers that Schindler managed to have transferred to a factory in Bruennlitz -- Brnenec in the present day Czech Republic -- from another factory he owned near the Plaszow concentration camp.

The Nazis would otherwise have moved the workers, who included men, women and children, to other camps in the final stages of World War II where they would almost certainly have been exterminated.

The list is different to the one typed by Schindler’s Jewish accountant Itzhak Stern as depicted in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film “Schindler’s List”, however, said ITS spokeswoman Kathrin Flor.

“Instead it is a list made after the prisoners’ arrival in Bruennlitz typed by Mietek Pemper,” the Jewish secretary of Amon Goeth, Plaszow commandant, Flor told AFP. “In principle though they are the same names.“