1. Schindler's Bid

    Schindler Documents Go for $122,000

    This photo provided Aug. 7, 2013 by RR Auction House of Amherst, N.H. shows a one-page letter in German dated Aug. 22, 1944 and signed by Oskar Schindler.  The auction house says it will take bids this month on a collection of documents signed by Oskar Schindler, the industrialist who saved more than a thousand Jewish workers during World War II. (AP Photo/RR Auction House)

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    Schindler had more important documents to his name than his famous list, as a recent auction deal proved. Letters and other papers linked to Oskar Schindler, including construction plans for his Krakow arms factory-cum-sanctuary, were sold at an auction in New Hampshire on Thursday for a total of $122,000. One of the items, a letter from Schindler instructing a supervisor at his Krakow factory to begin moving machinery to Czechoslovakia, went for $59,135. The move would result in over 1,000 Jews being saved from the Holocaust as a result of employment there.

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