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Schindler's List For Sale On Ebay For $3m

Schindler's List For Sale On Ebay For $3m

An original copy of Schindler's list is up for an sale on eBay - but collectors will need to spend at least $3m (£1.9m) to get their hands on a rare piece of Second World War history.

The typewritten list - one of only four in existence - bears the names of 801 men saved from the Holocaust by Oskar Schindler.

He is thought to have saved the lives of 1,200 Jews employed in his factories during the war - a story which inspired Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film Schindler's List in 1993.

Mr Schindler's 14-page list, which dates back to 1945, previously belonged to the family of Itzhak Stern, his accountant and right-hand man.

It is listed on eBay with an extract from an interview he gave 10 years before his death, which reads: "I felt the Jews were being destroyed. I had to help them. There was no choice."

Gary Zimet, a Los Angeles-based auctioneer who listed the item with his business partner Eric Gazin, said: "I don't anticipate any bidders until the last day or probably the last five or 10 minutes."

He said they chose to sell the item through eBay and not a conventional auction house because of the website's global reach.

Potential buyers may be screened or asked to leave a deposit before their bids are accepted.

The successful bidder must be able to pick up the document from Israel, as it will not be sent by post.

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