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Mietek Pemper died June 7 aged 91 - typed up the list which helped Oskar Schindler save 1,200 Jews
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 15, 2011 | Daily Telegraph (UK)

Posted on 06/17/2011 7:55:32 AM PDT by Arec Barrwin

Obituaries Mietek Pemper

Mietek Pemper, who died on June 7 aged 91, typed up the list which helped Oskar Schindler save 1,200 Jews from the Nazis, an achievement made famous by Thomas Keneally’s 1982 novel Schindler’s Ark and by the 1993 Steven Spielberg film Schindler's List.

6:17PM BST 15 Jun 2011

He was born Mieczyslaw Pemper on March 24 1920 to a Jewish family in the Polish city of Kraków; when the Germans invaded Poland, he was 19 and studying to be an accountant. After the city’s Jews were required to wear armbands with the Star of David, he stayed at home in protest and taught himself German stenography, eventually becoming a clerk for the administration of the Kraków ghetto.

During the bloody liquidation of the ghetto in 1942-43, many Jews were sent to the death camps, but Pemper and other able-bodied survivors were transferred to a forced labour camp at Plaszow, where Pemper was assigned to the post of personal secretary to the camp’s notoriously sadistic commandant, Amon Goeth.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jews; nazis; poland; schindler

1 posted on 06/17/2011 7:55:39 AM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: Arec Barrwin

RIP Good Man.


2 posted on 06/17/2011 8:10:57 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Arec Barrwin

A good man and a brave man.


3 posted on 06/17/2011 8:17:17 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: Arec Barrwin

Time to watch Schindler’s List again. Fiennes still gives me the creeps.


4 posted on 06/17/2011 8:43:45 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Arec Barrwin

Played very ably by Ben whathisname, you know, Ghandi.


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