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Argentina Restores Pension for Widow of Oskar Schindler

HeadlineJan 19, 2000

This news from Argentina: The government yesterday restored the pension for the widow of the German industrialist featured in the film Schindler’s’ List. Emily Schindler will receive $900 a month to help ease her economic plight, said the interior minister of Argentina. Change of government in December had disrupted the payment, ordered last year by former president Carlos Menem. German industrialist Oskar Schindler is credited with saving nearly 1,300 Polish Jews from Nazi concentration camps by drawing up lists of fictitious jobs to convince German authorities they were essential to the war effort.

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