A UNIQUE piece of Holocaust history found in a box after more than 50 years is now on display in Elsternwick.
The model that was used to make a ring for Holocaust rescuer Oskar Schindler was found by the ringmaker’s son a few years ago, and has since been donated to the Jewish Holocaust Centre
Oskar Schindler, the hero of Thomas Kenneally’s book Schindler’s Ark and the Spielberg film Schindler’s List was a German industrialist and member of the Nazi party who saved about 1200 Jews by employing and housing them in his factory, treating them humanely and paying his fellow Nazis bribes.
Louis Gross’ father, Jozef Gross, made the ring for Schindler at the end of WWII.
Mr Gross said his father lived in Schindler’s factory compound, where they were loosely guarded and had basic sleeping quarters.
During their time there the inmates decided they wanted to give Schindler a birthday present, and asked Jozef, the only jeweller, to make it.
I have seen this film but WW2 was so long ago and has been over for 70 years. Lets move on into the 21st century. 14 million people were killed or died in European detention centres, including 8 million gentiles, but we only hear about the rest.