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Schindler Factory in Poland Converted to Museum


The original building of the "Emalia" factory in Krakow, where Oskar Schindler shielded more than 1,000 Jews from the wartime Holocaust
The factory in Poland used by wealthy German businessman Oskar Schindler to protect Jews from Nazi death camps in World War II is being turned into a museum.

American director Stephen Spielberg told the story in the 1993 Academy Award winning film, Schindler's List.

Mr. Schindler fooled the Nazis into believing the work done by Jews at his metalworks factory in Krakow, Poland was essential to his business. He spent his fortune feeding and sheltering more than 1,000 Jews.

The museum will include multimedia exhibits telling the story of Mr. Schindler's life, and the stories of the Jews he saved.

Mr. Schindler emigrated to Argentina after the war, but returned to Germany in 1958. He died in 1974.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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