Thursday, August 8, 2013

Random Question (August 8, 2013)

Q. This item recently came up for auction on eBay, with a starting price of $3 million. The accompanying text reads: "This exceedingly rare original __________ ____ is the only one ever on the market. It emanates from the family of Itzhak Stern, __________ accountant and right hand man ... There are 3 others known which are in institutional hands. It is 14 pages in length and lists 801 male names, dated April 18, 1945. It is guaranteed authentic." What is it? 
(Note: The overall answer is made up of the two words that fit in the first two blanks; the third blank is the same as the first. Some other words have been left out of the description.)

A. One of four Schindler's Lists known to exist.

In case you didn't know this, the list is named for German businessman Oskar Schindler, who compiled the 801 names of workers he deemed essential for his enamel factory, thus sparing them from concentration camps. The story was made into an Academy Award-winning film by Steven Spielberg in 1993. Ben Kngsley played the role of Itzhak Stern in the film (Liam Neeson played Schindler).  In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked the film 8th on its list of the 100 best American films of all time.


  1. is it schindler's list?
    -Akshay Mysore

  2. Schindler's list

    n.b.: I am piss drunk so making an exception to my no online quizzes policy

  3. holocaust victims?


  4. Going by the names on the list, it has a lot of Jewish people. So, it could be some sort of holocaust (victim) list.

    Is it anything to do with the movie "Schindler's list" ?

  5. Schindler's List; Schindler. Easy peasy.

  6. Schindler's List
    -Julian D'Costa

  7. Schindler's list, Schindler
    (I cant recollect if i have already posted the answer earlier, if so excuse moi)

  8. My answer doesn't seem to have got posted.. :(