Oskar Schindler | Fountain Pens


The fountain pens used by Oskar Schindler are going up for auction.

The two fountain pens  are presented in a hinged Parker case, annotated inside the cover in ballpoint by Emilie Schindler's biographer Erika Rosenberg. Emilie was Oskar's wife.  The inscription reads:

"Nachlass Oskar Schindler 1957 in Buenos Aires bei Emilie hinterlassen. Oskar Schindler 1908-1974. Erika Rosenberg Weihnachten 2007."

Translation:  Bequest of Oskar Schindler, left in 1957 in Buenos Aires with Emilie. Oskar Schindler 1908-1974. Erika Rosenberg Christmas 2007.

You may be young and you may not have heard of Oskar Schindler.  In fact, if there hadn't been a book or a film about him, possibly I wouldn't know about him either.

The book - here's a link to it:  https://amzn.to/2SK78jr

Oskar was a German industrialist and member of the Nazi party who saved over 1,000 Jewish lives during the Holocaust, by having them work in his factories.

He is a bona fide hero.  When he died on 9 October 1974 in Hildesheim, Germany, he was buried in Jerusalem on Mount Zion.

Oskar Schindler is the only member of the Nazi Party to be honoured in this way.

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The rest of the items on this Schindler's Auction List, offered as a single lot:

A 1938 Sudetenland Medal
His Longines wristwatch
A compass
A business card

As of 5 March, the lot's highest bid at RRAuction is $30,600.

Edit"  The auction closed on $50k