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A bag for equipment distributed to a worker in Oskar Schindler's factory at the end of the war

Opening price: $1,000

Commission: 23%

Sold: $4,200
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04.08.2024 07:00pm

A bag for a worker in Oskar Schindler's factory that was distributed by Schindler at the end of the war and in which basic items were given, in order to help his workers start their lives anew. (See below). extremely rare.

Towards the end of the war, Schindler prepared sacks of equipment for the 1,100 Jewish workers he saved in the factory. Out of concern for the continuation of his employees, Schindler equipped them with cloth sacks containing items of equipment intended to help them start their lives anew. These sacks contained various items. Among the items he distributed to his workers in sacks - blankets, thread and needle and bottles of vodka. After the liberation, the factory workers sewed clothes from the blankets and exchanged the vodka for food.

The sack before us was received the worker Josef Keil (Born 1912. his name appears on the original Schindler list from 1945 - number 128 on the list). After the war, Joseph immigrated to Argentina and worked in plumbing.
In the collection of holocaust artifacts at the Yad Vashem Museum, there is a similar bag of equipment distributed by Schindler, which was given to Genya Wohlfeiler from the city of Krakow, who was also one of the Jewish women who worked in Schindler's factory until the end of the war.

See also previous item.

Length: 65 cm. Width: 40 cm. Good condition.

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144. A bag for equipment distributed to a worker in Oskar Schindler's factory at the end of the war