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[Schindler's List saved for Gateful German Nation][Thousands cheer]


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BERLIN -- An Israeli historian Thursday presented Germany's national archives with an original copy of the famed list of nearly 1,100 Jews saved from Nazi death camps by the industrialist Oskar Schindler.

SpielbergSchindler used his ties to the Nazis to requisition Jewish inmates to work at his munitions factory during World War II, where he shielded them from certain death. Film director Steven Spielberg memorialized him in the movie, "Schindler's List."

Yaacov Lozovick, head of the archive at Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, made the gift on the day Germans commemorated victims of the Nov. 9, 1938, "Night of Broken Glass," when mobs fired up by the Nazi regime attacked Jewish businesses and synagogues across Germany.

Hartmut Weber, head of the German Federal Archives, said having Schindler's list on hand as historic evidence would help counteract "far-right interpretations of history" that play down the Holocaust.

The German agency said Schindler made several copies of the typewritten list, which is dated April 18, 1945, and contains the names of 297 women and 801 men -- all Jews -- working at his armaments factory in what is today the Czech Republic.

Associated Press Writer

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