What sort of price can you put on a piece of history that helped save the lives of thousands of Jewish people during World War II? Our first inclination would be to go the way of those MasterCard commercials and say "priceless," but apparently we'd be wrong, because California-based collectors Gary Zimet and Eric Gazin just put one of the four known copies of the historical list of Schindlerjuden on eBay for an asking price of $3 million. So hey, if you've got a massive pile of money lying around, there's a purchase idea for you.
According to the item's eBay page, the list comes from the family of Itzhak Stern, the Jewish accountant who typed up the legendary list, and is dated April 18, 1945.
The other three copies of the list are currently in museums around the worldâ€”two are in Israel's Yad Vashem, and the last is in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In an interview with the New York Post, Gazin explained why he and Zimet turned to eBay to sell off the list: "We decided to sell the list on eBay because it has over 100 million worldwide members, and this is a global story...there are billionaires using the site, wealthy celebrities," he said. "We like the platform."
The two are reportedly hoping that the price will go as high as $5 million by the time the auction ends in nine days.