‘Original’ Schindler’s List Goes Unsold on eBay After Being put on Auction for $3m

A list of Jews to be rescued during the Holocaust by German industrialist Oskar Schindler did not find a buyer on an eBay auction, after it was listed with a reserve price of $3 million.

The 14-page list, which was immortalized in the 1993 film “Schindler’s List,” identifies 801 Jewish prisoners by name, birth date and profession.

No one met the opening bid of $3 million for one of the four remaining copies the list, typed on onion skin paper. California collectors Gary Zimet and Eric Gazin had said when the auction was announced earlier this month that they expected the list to sell for about $5 million.

But Michal Niezabitowski, director of the Historical Museum of Krakow, questioned the price tag. “The document has great historic significance, but it’s not worth $3 million,” he said, putting into question the accuracy of advertising it as the “Original Schindler’s List.” “The problem is that the original list no longer exists. Someone is trying to sell the legend here,” he added.

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