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.