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Original Schindler's list up for auction on eBay

There are 14 pages of this list, said to be one of the original lists typed by Oskar Schindler's accountant. Photo: eBay/Auction Cause

One of Oskar Schindler's lists has been posted on the eBay auction website with a starting bid request of $3 million (£1.97 million).

Potential bidders can view the list, which contains the names of hundreds of factory workers spared almost certain death at Nazi concentration camps.

Auction Cause, which is selling the item, calls it an "exceedingly rare original Schindler's List" and "the only one ever on the market".

Oskar Schindler pictured in Frankfurt on 4 July 1957. Credit: dpa/DPA/Press Association Images

"Don't miss your chance to own a piece of history that has inspired many on the difference that one person can make in the face of great danger", the listing reads.

It is said to have been written by Schindler's accountant Itzhak Stern and dated 18 April, 1945.

"Itzhak Stern typed up the 14 page list on onion skin paper. Up for auction is not a copy of that list, but the actual one. It was sold by Itzhak Stern's nephew to the current owner", the auction page states.

Auction Cause his requesting a starting bid of $3 million (£1.97 million). Credit: eBay/Auction Cause

In order to save around 1,200 Jewish prisoners, Schindler opened an arms factory in Brunnlitz, now Brnenec in the Czech Republic, in a bid to convince his superiors the prisoners were needed to work in the factory.

The prisoners' names were typed onto a list, of which several versions were printed. These collectively became known as Schindler's List.

Liam Neeson was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List. Credit: Topham/Topham Picturepoint/Press Association Images

In 1993, Stephen Spielberg directed the Oscar-winning film of the same name, with Liam Neeson in the role of Oskar Schindler.

No one has bid for the item as of yet. The auction ends on 28 July.