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    Haftl. List (Manner) 18.4.1945 |  KL Gross-Rosen.


    Here you have, another extraordinary proof of the Jewish Holocaust,  the original pages of this historic document: The Schindler's List. The document was typed on April 18th, 1945, only weeks before the end of the WWII in Europe (May 07th, 1945).


    The document lists the names of the (Herr Direktor) Oskar Schindler’s Emalia munitions factory workers, which will be extracted from the concentration camp KL Gross-Rosen (Lower Silesia, Germany) and relocated in Poland: each prisoner is identified by name, where from, hand-tattooed ID number, date of birth and work profession/specialty.


    On 14 single-spaced pages (blatt), the list, signifying life and being saved, contains the names of 801 “highly specialized munitions Jews laborers”. Herr Direktor (OS) paid/bribed for all these prisoners in gold and diamonds, “portable goods”, the only ones accepted then by the second-in-command lager commandant KL Gross-Rosen(a captain or a major in the SS). (KL: Koncentration Lager)


    The Jewish prisoners/specialized workers were transferred by train to AL Brunnnlitz(AL: ArbeitsLager/Work Camp) where Oskar relocated his factory and was designated as an AL. All of 1,200+ Jewish workers on the Schindler’s munitions factory (enamel and antitank shells) were saved from the atrocities of the war and SS/Nazi Germany & Co.extermination machine. They later settled in Israel, USA, Canada, Australia, South America and other countries.



    The extraordinary wartime achievements of Oskar Schindler (a complex person and a hero in my list…AN) and his wife Emily were granted the status of “RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE NATIONS” by the Yad VaShemHolocaust Martyrs' and Heroes Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem. Oskar Schindler has a tree planted on his name, on the premises and a bronze plaque. | www.yadvashem.org.il


    The base of one of the best movie ever made (SCHINDLER'S LIST), the document (the second list) was encountered and rescued in the effects and possessions of Thomas Keneally (writer, novelist, playwright, producer), the very author of the book (published in 1982 by Serpentine Publishing Co.) that was the inspiration of the script for Universal Pictures/Steven Spielberg’s movie that won 7-Oscar prizes (nominated for 11).


    I strongly recommend buying the book (en excellent read!) or seeing the monumental 2-CD movie, in this extraordinary true story of determination in saving innocent lives from the horror of war and destruction. Dozens of the original Schindler’s worker are still alive today in Venezuela, Argentina, USA, Israel, Australia, Canada, and the descendents are in the thousands.


    For the complete list (PDF 4MB), please visit:






    By Hedi Enghelberg | hedi@enghelberg.com


    • The document/list was received and scanned via Internet/public domain

    • The poster, it’s the official poster of the movie, Universal Pictures.

    • The Emalia factory picture, original shot by Rinel Enghelberg in 2003

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