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Oskar Schindler’s personal possessions up for auction

Oskar Schindler, pictured in Frankfurt in July 1957, saved the lives of about 1,200 Jews during the Second World War

Several personal possessions of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved the lives of about 1,200 Jews during the Second World War, are up for auction.

Schindler’s Longines wristwatch, a compass he and his wife reportedly used in 1945 as they fled advancing Russians, two Parker fountain pens, and several other items are being sold by Boston-based RR Auction.

The belongings being sold as a package are expected to fetch about 25,000 dollars (£19,000) in the auction that ends on March 6.

RR Auction said the possessions were from the estate of Schindler’s wife, Emilie, who died in 2001.

Schindler, a Nazi party member whose story was told in the 1993 Oscar-winning film Schindler’s List, saved Jews by employing then in his enamelware and munitions factories.

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