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Branko Lustig, ‘Schindler’s List’ producer donates Oscar to Yad Vashem

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Auschwitz survivor Branko Lustig, one of the producers of Schindler’s List, presented his Academy Award to Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial on Wednesday, saying it had found its rightful resting place.

Lustig, 83 from Croatia, worked with director Steven Spielberg on the 1993 film that won seven Oscars. It recounts the tale of German industrialist Oskar Schindler’s efforts to save Jews from Nazi death squads in World War Two.

“I’m very honored, I feel this is a good (resting place) for the Oscar, ” Lustig told Reuters before the ceremony in Jerusalem, also attended by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

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