eBay is auctioning off a powerful piece of history—one of four surviving copies of the original Schindler's list. And that's the actual list we're talking about, not a copy of the movie about German industrialist Oskar Schindler's attempt to save Jews from the Nazis by employing them at his factories.
The date April 18, 1945, appears at the top of the 14-page document, which lists 801 male names. It was typed up by Itzhak Stern, Schindler's accountant and "right hand man," who was played in Steven Spielberg's 1993 film by Ben Kingsley.
Stern gave the list to his nephew, who sold it to a private collector in 2011. "Now this collector wishes to sell it," one of the list's sellers, California collector Gary Zimet, told the New York Post.
Zimet and his co-seller Eric Gazin say they decided to go the online route for its broad reach.