Original Schindler's List starts at $3m on eBay

One of four original examples of Schindler's List is set to attract global attention as it appears on eBay.

Schindler's List original document auction
The list details the names of 810 men, each of who escaped the Nazis

Bids on the list have already opened, with the sale due to close on July 28. The incredible document opens at $3m and is expected to soar to as much as $5m.

The list is named after Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who is noted for saving the lives of 1,200 Jews from the Nazis during the second world war. He did so by insisting that they were vital employees of his enamelware and ammunitions factories.

He is immortalised in the 1982 novel Schindler's Ark and later, the 1993 film Schindler's List.

There are just four versions of Schindler's List known to exist, with the remaining three housed in the Yad Vasham, Isreali Holocaust Museum and the US Holocaust Museum in Washington.

The example at auction spans 14 onion-skin pages and is dated April 18, 1945. It lists 810 male names.

The list previously realised $2.2m on eBay in 2010.

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