06 April 2009

Australia: Schindler's List found in Sydney library

The BBC reported that the original Schindler's List has been found at the New South Wales Library in Sydney, Australia.

The typed list of 13 pages features 801 people by name and nationality. It was prepared on April 18, 1945.

Oskar Schindler's Krakow factory used Jewish labor. He was appalled by the Nazis' conduct, and tried to persuade them that his factory workers were essential to the war effort and should be spared.

The typed list was found between Australian author Thomas Keneally's research notes and German newspaper clippings. The library bought six boxes of material from a book dealer in 1996; no one knew the list was there.

Some 30 years ago, Keneally was given the list by Leopold Pfefferberg in Los Angeles. Pfefferberg was worker 173 on the list, and he wanted the author to write Schindler's story. It was originally published as Schindler's Ark, on which the Oscar-winning film was based.


  1. Anonymous10:07 AM

    I think it would be a "good" thing to offer the "list" to the Holy Cost musium, because it's them....

  2. Anonymous4:52 PM

    Just how lucky that the list wasn't tossed out, that someone recognised the significance of it. So glad it's safe, but yes it needs to be in a Jewish Museum