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Thank you letters to Oskar Schindler who saved Jews during WWII to go up for auction in Somerset

Oskar Schindler arriving in Frankfurt am Main on the 4th of July in 1957. Photo: PA

Thank you letters sent to Oskar Schindler by members of the Jewish community who he saved during the Second World War are expected to be sold for hundreds of pounds when they go up to auction in Crewkerne, Somerset next month.

One of the letters up for auction next month. Credit: Lawrences Auctioneers

The German industrialist saved the lives of thousand of Jews, by protecting them as they worked at his factory in Poland.

The letters are expected to be sold for hundreds of pounds. Credit: Lawrences Auctioneers

His actions had become public due to the Hollywood film "Schindler's List" directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1994.

Schindler was born on the 29th of April in 1908 in Zwittau and died on the 9th of October in 1974 in Hildesheim.

A plate on a house where Oskar Schindler lived at the Bahnhofsviertel in Frankfurt Main, Germany. Credit: PA