Skip to comments.Mietek Pemper died June 7 aged 91 - typed up the list which helped Oskar Schindler save 1,200 Jews
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 Keneallys 1982 novel Schindlers 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 citys 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 camps notoriously sadistic commandant, Amon Goeth.
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RIP Good Man.
A good man and a brave man.
Time to watch Schindler’s List again. Fiennes still gives me the creeps.
Played very ably by Ben whathisname, you know, Ghandi.
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