Schindler’s List-maker Secretary Mimi Reinhardt Dies Aged 107 – Deadline

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The woman who compiled Oskar Schindler’s lists and helped save hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust in World War II has died aged 107.

Mimi Reinhardt was Schindler’s secretary and compiled lists of Jewish workers in the Polish city of Krakow to work at her German industrial boss’s factory.

This was a very risky undertaking but is estimated to have saved about 1,300 Jewish workers from deportation and near certain death in Nazi concentration camps.

Reinhardt’s granddaughter Nina wrote in a message to relatives: “My grandmother, so dear and so unique, passed away at the age of 107. Rest in peace.”

The Guardian reports that Reinhardt lived in New York after the war ended before moving to Israel in 2007 to live with her son. She spent her last years in a nursing home north of Tel Aviv.

When Schindler died in 1974, he was named by Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum as a member of the “Righteous Among the Nations,” an honor given to non-Jews trying to save Jews from Nazi extermination. He is buried on the Mount of Olives just outside Jerusalem.

His selflessly courageous story was told in Thomas Keneally’s best-selling 1982 novel Schindler’s Ark and in the Oscar-winning 1993 film adaptation by Steven Spielberg, Schindler’s List

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