(RepublicanDaily.org) – In 1993, director Steven Spielberg shared the story of Oskar Schindler with the world in the movie Schindler’s List. The film depicted the businessman’s efforts to save over one thousand Jews from the clutches of the Nazis during World War II. This week, one of the real-life Schindler’s associates passed away at the age of 107.
Mimi Reinhardt worked as a secretary in Oskar Schindler’s office and was responsible for typing up the list of names of the Jews he saved. According to her son Sasha Weitman, she died on Friday, April 8 in Herzliya, Israel.
Mimi Reinhardt, who drew up Schindler’s lists during the Holocaust dies at 107. Her role was compiling names of Jews to work in Oskar Schindler’s factory to save their lives.
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— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) April 8, 2022
As a Jew, Reinhardt had already done a stint in a concentration camp by the time she met Schindler. She found herself trapped in a Jewish ghetto in Krakow, Poland, following the outbreak of the war in 1939, before ending up in the Plaszow concentration camp in the area in 1942. There, she ended up writing the list of names of Jews who were to go to Schindler’s ammunition factory, and subsequently, began working in the businessman’s office herself.
After the war ended, she went to the United States and stayed until 2007, when she moved to Israel at the age of 92. According to an article from The Associated Press, her son said the success of the film made her a minor celebrity in Israel and probably extended her later life.
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