“Schindler’s List” typist Mietek Pemper passes away in Germany at the age of 91

By on Jun 10, 2011 in Europe, International, Politics Comments

Mietek Pemper, the famous typist of “Schindler’s List” passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in Germany at the age of 91.

“Schindler’s List” typist Mietek Pemper
(2006 file photo)

Image Credit: Stefan Puchner, AFP / Getty Images

According to international news sites on Thursday, June 9, the “Schindler’s List” typist died in Bavarian city, Augsburg and will be buried in a Jewish cemetery this Friday.

Pemper, born on March 24, 1920 in Augsburg, was noted to be the one who gave Oscar Schindler the list of 1,200 names of Jews prisoners and were saved during the Holocaust.

Back in 1943, Mietek Pemper was sent to Krakow Plaszow concentration camp and was chosen to be Amon Goeth’s personal typist, the camp’s feared commandant.

Later, he met German industrialist Oscar Schindler and risk his own life to submit to him a list of names of Jews which eventually recruited as factory workers.

Schindler, that time thought of making a profit out of Poland’s invasion to Germany, passed away in 1974 and Australian writer Thomas Keneally wrote their story in his book Schindler’s Ark.

In 1993, Hollywood director Steven Spielberg made the film “Schindler’s List” which won seven Oscar awards in 1994 including Best Picture and Best Director.

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