Schindler’s List man dies, aged 90

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a hoLo­Caust sur­vivor who owed his life to oskar schindler’s fa­mous “list” has died in Mel­bourne.

Leo ros­ner, an ac­cor­dion­ist, passed away aged 90. Born in Krakow, Poland, he was im­pris­oned in a nearby ghetto where he played his ac­cor­dion in ex­change for food. on the night of his wed­ding in 1943, he was taken to Plas­zow, where he was se­lected by camp com­man­dant amon Goeth, who or­dered him to play mu­sic to “cel­e­brate” the mass mur­der of “Ju­den”.

For­tu­nately for Mr ros­ner, he was no­ticed by Mr schindler, and his name put on the list of Jews sent to his fac­tory in Brinnlitz. Mr schindler also man­aged to res­cue Mr ros­ner’s wife, he­len, but his par­ents and four of his eight sib­lings were mur­dered.

in the 1990s, ros­ner joined holo­caust sur­vivors at Yad Vashem where they were filmed for the end of steven spiel­berg’s os­car-winning film, Schindler’s List.

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