Schindler, Oskar - Emilie Schindler, wife of Oskar Schindler (1908-1974), saviours of 1,200 Jewish lives during the Holocaust. A collection of jewellery and ephemera.

Germany and Argentina, apparently 1930s-1950s.

A ms. workbook; 4 bracelets; 3 brooches; a pendant; a typed letter signed; a typed airmail envelope.


Comprises: Emilie Schindler's manuscript workbook containing 60 pp. of German-Spanish translation notes, made in preparation for the Schindlers' move to Argentina in 1949, along with other notes; a collection of jewellery comprising four bracelets, three brooches and one pendant from the collection of Emilie Schindler; an airmail envelope sent from Oskar to Emilie Schindler, dated 2 July 1957; a typed letter signed by Emilie Schindler, dated 11 June 1997, to the General Consul Dieter Koepke in Bonn, asking for legal assistance from the German consulate in Buenos Aires.

Together with her husband Oskar, Emilie Schindler (née Pelzl) helped to save the lives of at least 1,200 Jews during World War II by employing them in his enamelware and munitions factories, providing them immunity from the Nazis. She was recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Israel's Yad Vashem in 1994.

Provenance: From the estate of Emilie Schindler and thence by descent.

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