If you ever wanted to own an authentic piece of memorabilia from the Holocaust, all you have to do is bid online. One of only four copies in existence (of the original seven copies) of the historical document Schindler’s List is up for auction on eBay.
California collectors Gary Zimet and Eric Gazin are selling the document on behalf of its current owner, who purchased it for an undisclosed price in 2011, the New York Post reports. Of the three other copies of the 14-page list, two are located in Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, while the third is located in Washington, D.C.’s Holocaust Museum.
Zimet and Gazin are hoping to get as much as $5 million for the winning bid. “We decided to sell the list on eBay because it has over 100 million worldwide members, and this is a global story,” Gazin said. “There are billionaires using the site, wealthy celebrities. We like the platform.”
The document was named for Oskar Schindler, a businessman from Germany who saved more than 1,000 Jewish refugees from the Nazis by deeming them essential workers for his enamel-works factories. “Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of history that has inspired many on the difference one person can make in the face of great danger!” the auction site description says.
Bidding began Thursday night (July 18) at $3 million, but so far, there have been no offers.