Copy of Schindler's list fails to find eBay buyer
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - An original copy of the list of Jews saved by Oskar Schindler from the Holocaust has gone unsold on eBay, but the auctioneer said Monday he's not disappointed.
The 14-page typewritten list - bearing the names of 801 men - originated with the German industrialist's right-hand man Itzhak Stern and had a steep opening bid of US$3 million.
But by the end of the online auction Sunday at 6pm Los Angeles time (9am Singapore time), not one bid had been placed - although there was no lack of interest.
"Over half a million people viewed the auction on eBay and we had more than 13,000 'watchers' (individuals monitoring a potential sale), which is exceptionally high," auctioneer Eric Gazin told AFP by email.