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January 11, 1972
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A group of 75 Jewish men and women have raised $125,000 to dedicate a special project at the Truman Research Center at the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus. The project will honor Oskar Schindler, a German Roman Catholic, who saved 1,400 Jews from Nazi gas chambers. The 75 who gathered Thursday at the executive office of the American Friends of Hebrew University were part of the 1,400 Schindler saved by having them transferred to his labor camp at a time when they were scheduled to be sent to Auschwitz, Dachau and Bergen-Belsen. The project will be a floor of the Truman Center containing “A Book of Life” with the names of all those Schindler saved. Schindler resides in Frankfurt, West Germany, where he directs the offices of the German Friends of Hebrew University.

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