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Oskar Schindler’s grave in Jerusalem to be refurbished

(JNS.org) Forty years after his death, authorities have decided to refurbish the burial site of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who helped save thousands of Jews during World War II. Schindler is buried in the Catholic cemetery on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Development Authority, the Custodia Terrae Sanctae, the Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Ministry, and the Jerusalem Municipality have launched a joint campaign to renovate and landscape Schindler’s grave site and erect a memorial there. Part of the construction, which is expected to cost around $524,000, will include an indoor site commemorating Schindler. Schindler was honored as Righteous Among the Nations by Israel for saving 1,200 Jews’ lives during the Holocaust. Upon his death, the Jews whose lives he saved and his family members fulfilled his final wish to be buried in Israel.

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