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Holocaust hero Schindler honoured in Poland

October 28, 2003 - 8:03AM

Sydney Morning Herald

The Jewish community in Poland honoured German industrialist Oskar Schindler today by putting a commemorative plaque on a factory where he employed Jews during World War II to save them from death in Nazi camps.

Schindler, portrayed in Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film Schindler's List, saved 1,200 Krakow Jews from deportations to death camps such as Auschwitz which Nazi German occupiers ran in Poland between 1940 and 1945.

"It seems to me I'm dreaming when I think I have lived to witness this moment," said Eugenia Manor, born Wolfeiler, one of the Jews saved by Schindler.

"He saved not only us, but future generations, our children and grandchildren," the 77-year-old Manor told reporters during a ceremony to unveil the plaque.

The plaque, founded by the Jewish community in Krakow and students of the US Albion College, was put on Schindler's old Emalia factory, which produced kitchenware for German troops fighting on the eastern front.

The plaque bears an inscription from the Talmud: "He who saves one life saves the whole world."

Schindler convinced Nazi German authorities, often with bribes, that the Jews he employed must not be sent to concentration camps because there were useful in his factory.

The Nazis murdered about 6 million Jews during World War II under an order of German leader Adolf Hitler to exterminate European Jewry.



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