One of Oskar Schindler's lists selling on eBay; $3M asking price

Prisoners and US army soldiers stand behind the gate of Buchenwald concentration camp on which it is written "Jedem das seine" (To each his just deserts). The construction of Buchenwald camp started 15 July 1937 and was liberated by US General Patton's army 11 April 1945. Between 239,000 and 250,000 people were imprisoned in this camp. About 56,000 died among which 11,000 Jews. On the 5th of April Patton's army liberated the Buchenwald commandos in Ohrdruf. A few thousand Russian and Hungarian Jews, and gypsies were then miserably evacuated from the main camp Buchenwald by the Germans to camps such as Dachau and Fl?ssenburg. On the 11th of April the International Committee (created in August 1943 by the prisoners), who managed to obtain and hide arms during previous shelling, gave the order for an insurrection which pave the way for the US army. (FILM) AFP PHOTO ERIC SCHWAB AFP PHOTO AFP/ERIC SCHWAB/lab/ls (Photo credit should read ERIC SCHWAB/AFP/Getty Images) ERIC SCHWAB

A list by Oskar Schindler, the German businessman credited with saving over a thousand Jews from the Nazi gas chambers during World War II, is being auctioned on eBay at a starting price of $3 million.

One of originally seven lists, only four believed to exist today; the item is being sold by California collectors Gary Zimet and Eric Gazin on behalf of an unidentified owner.

In 2010, the list was sold for $2.2 million by the nephew of Schindler's confidant, Itzhak Stern, to its current owner.

It's thought Stern typed up each of the versions of the list.

Schindler, played by Liam Neeson in the 1993 Oscar-winning film, saved over a thousand lives by opening a factory in Czechoslovakia and sending Jewish refugees to work there.

This particular list, of 801 Jewish men, dates back to April 18, 1945. It is 14 onion-skin pages long.

Schindler's list of 801 Jewish men being sold on eBay for $3 million.
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Two of the other lists are in the Israeli Holocaust Museum and one is in the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington.

"It is extremely rare that a document of this historical significance is put on the market," said Zimet, to the New York Post.

"Many of the survivors on this list and their descendants moved to the United States, and there are names on this list which will sound very familiar to New Yorkers," he added.

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