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NH auction house offers Schindler documents

Oskar Schindler's factory at Brněnec, Czech Republic as seen in summer 2004. Wikimedia Commons

Oskar Schindler's factory at Brněnec, Czech Republic as seen in summer 2004. Wikimedia Commons

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire auction house is offering a collection of documents from Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved more than 1,000 Jewish workers at his factories during World War II.

A letter signed by Schindler describes permission to move his enamelware factory, workers included, out of Krakow, Poland, to Czechoslovakia. Historians say that move allowed him to carry out the rescue chronicled in the movie "Schindler's List."

Holocaust historian and author David Crowe has verified the letter. He says it's the first document he's seen confirming the move.

The letter, offered along with a worker medical transfer document offered by RR Auction in Amherst, could fetch at least $50,000.

Online bidding for the documents and a collection of the Krakow factory construction plans ends Aug. 14.

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