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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2002342/Mietek-Pempe-The-man-typed-Schindlers-List-died-aged-91.html

Mietek Pempe, the man who typed up Oskar Schindler's list, the paperwork that helped save 1,200 Jews from the Nazis, has died in Germany. He was 91.

Pemper died Tuesday in Augsburg, southern Germany, and was buried in the city's Jewish cemetery yesterday, when municipal authorities ordered flags to be lowered to half-mast in his honour.

Born Mieczyslaw Pemper in 1920 in the Polish city of Krakow to a Jewish family, he was imprisoned at the Nazi concentration camp Plaszow, in a suburn of the city, where he worked as the personal typist for its feared commandant Amon Göth.

Pemper, descrbing Göth after the war said: 'I would sit in the commandant’s office and take dictation from him. While he ­talked, Göth would watch the mirror outside his window, which he used to oversee the area in front of the barracks.

'Suddenly he would stand up, take one of the rifles from the rack on the wall and open the window. I would hear a few shots and then nothing but screams. As if he had interrupted the dictation only to take a telephone call, Göth would come back to his desk and say, "Where were we?" '.

By reading Göth's SS correspondence he realised it would be crucial for Jews to do work useful to the German war effort to survive.

He linked up with German industrialist Schindler and, at great risk to his own life, supplied him with a typed list of the names of more than 1,000 fellow prisoners to be recruited for work that was 'decisive for the Nazi war effort'. He persuaded Schindler to switch from making pots and pans to anti-tank grenades.

Schindler, an ethnic German from Czechoslovakia and a member of the Nazi party who first sought to profit from Germany's invasion of Poland, is credited with saving the lives of some 1,200 Jews through such work schemes as well as bribes paid to German officers.

He died in anonymity in Germany in 1974 at the age of 66 but his story was unearthed by Australian writer Thomas Keneally.

US director Steven Spielberg adapted the book into the 1993 film Schindler's List which won seven Oscars. In the film the character Itzhak Stern, played by Ben Kingsley, is a composite of Pemper, the real Stern who was Schindler's accountant and at least one other person.

Pemper said no single person could have kept in his head all the information that appeared on the list, including prisoners’ numbers, dates of birth and professions.

Pemper broke his silence about his own experiences under the Nazis when he served as a consultant on the film, according to a biography provided by Augsburg. He subsequently related his experiences to university, school and adult audiences.

Augsburg Mayor Kurt Gribl said Pemper, who moved to the city in 1958 where he worked as a management consultant, was a tireless advocate of intercultural understanding.

'With Mietek Pemper, the city has lost an important builder of bridges between the Jewish and Christian religions and a contributor to reconciliation, Augsburg Mayor Kurt Gribl said in a statement.

The city awarded him a civic medal in 2003 and made him an honorary citizen in 2007.


Don't just open your mouth and prove yourself a fool....put it in writing.

It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out, the uglier everything seems.

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Mietek Pempe, the man who typed up Oskar Schindler's list, the paperwork that helped save 1,200 Jews from the Nazis, has died in Germany. He was 91.

Pemper died Tuesday in Augsburg, southern Germany, and was buried in the city's Jewish cemetery yesterday, when municipal authorities ordered flags to be lowered to half-mast in his honour.

Born Mieczyslaw Pemper in 1920 in the Polish city of Krakow to a Jewish family, he was imprisoned at the Nazi concentration camp Plaszow, in a suburn of the city, where he worked as the personal typist for its feared commandant Amon Göth.

Pemper, descrbing Göth after the war said: 'I would sit in the commandant's office and take dictation from him. While he ­talked, Göth would watch the mirror outside his window, which he used to oversee the area in front of the barracks.

'Suddenly he would stand up, take one of the rifles from the rack on the wall and open the window. I would hear a few shots and then nothing but screams. As if he had interrupted the dictation only to take a telephone call, Göth would come back to his desk and say, "Where were we?" '.

By reading Göth's SS correspondence he realised it would be crucial for Jews to do work useful to the German war effort to survive.

He linked up with German industrialist Schindler and, at great risk to his own life, supplied him with a typed list of the names of more than 1,000 fellow prisoners to be recruited for work that was 'decisive for the Nazi war effort'. He persuaded Schindler to switch from making pots and pans to anti-tank grenades.

Schindler, an ethnic German from Czechoslovakia and a member of the Nazi party who first sought to profit from Germany's invasion of Poland, is credited with saving the lives of some 1,200 Jews through such work schemes as well as bribes paid to German officers.

He died in anonymity in Germany in 1974 at the age of 66 but his story was unearthed by Australian writer Thomas Keneally.

US director Steven Spielberg adapted the book into the 1993 film Schindler's List which won seven Oscars. In the film the character Itzhak Stern, played by Ben Kingsley, is a composite of Pemper, the real Stern who was Schindler's accountant and at least one other person.

Pemper said no single person could have kept in his head all the information that appeared on the list, including prisoners' numbers, dates of birth and professions.

Pemper broke his silence about his own experiences under the Nazis when he served as a consultant on the film, according to a biography provided by Augsburg. He subsequently related his experiences to university, school and adult audiences.

Augsburg Mayor Kurt Gribl said Pemper, who moved to the city in 1958 where he worked as a management consultant, was a tireless advocate of intercultural understanding.

'With Mietek Pemper, the city has lost an important builder of bridges between the Jewish and Christian religions and a contributor to reconciliation, Augsburg Mayor Kurt Gribl said in a statement.

The city awarded him a civic medal in 2003 and made him an honorary citizen in 2007.

He was a helluva man and I KNOW that now he will receive his greatest reward. Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha'olam, dayan ha-emet. innocent.gifinnocent.gifinnocent.gif


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R.I.P. Mr. Pempe.


"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies."

Senator Barack Obama
Senate Floor Speech on Public Debt
March 16, 2006



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