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Mietek Pemper Dies At 91

By Wyatt Earp | June 11, 2011

Who is Mietek Pemper? He was the fearless man who typed Oskar Schindler’s list; a list that helped save over 1,000 Jews during World War II.

The man who typed up Oskar Schindler’s list that helped save 1,200 Jews from the Nazis, Mietek Pemper, has died in Germany aged 91. Pemper died Tuesday in Augsburg, southern Germany, and will be buried in the city’s Jewish cemetery Friday, when municipal authorities will order flags to be lowered to half-mast in his honour.

Born Mieczyslaw Pemper in 1920 in the Polish city of Krakow to a Jewish family, he was imprisoned at the Nazi concentration camp Plaszow, where he worked as the personal typist for its feared commandant Amon Göth.

While there he linked up with German industrialist Schindler whom Pemper, at great risk to his own life, supplied with a typed list of the names of more than 1,000 fellow prisoners to be recruited for work that was “decisive for the Nazi war effort.” (H/TKim)

Godspeed, Mr. Pemper. You were a true hero.

Topics: Heroes | 9 Comments »

9 Responses to “Mietek Pemper Dies At 91”

  1. Old NFO Says:
    June 11th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    God Speed to him.

  2. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    June 11th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I can’t imagine…….Rest in Peace………

  3. realwest Says:
    June 11th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    An incredibly brave man, a man of impeccable integrity and phenomenal courage.
    Rest in Peace, Mr. Pemper.

  4. Sean D Sorrentino Says:
    June 11th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Hitler wanted him dead. Every day he lived longer than Hitler’s regime was a victory for him and for us.

  5. JT Says:
    June 11th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    where he worked as the personal typist for its feared commandant Amon Göth.



    It’s one thing to decide to be a soldier or a professional fighter, or a cop or a fireman and accept the risks that come with the job.

    It’s quite another thing to find yourself put in the position that this man found himself to be in.

    I can’t imagine what it was like to do a job, day after day, with the shadow that loomed over this man.

    Courage – when ordinary people do extraordinary things.

    God bless ya, Mr. Pemper.

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 11th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Old NFO – Amen to that.

    LDIV – Took a lot of courage to do what he did.

    Real – Well said.

    Sean – And I’m sure they are in much different places right now. It’s not hot where Mr. Pemper is this moment.

    JT – I can’t imagine the stress he must have been under. Truly a remarkable man.

  7. Rho Says:
    June 11th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I don’t use many movies in my English classes, but Schindler’s List is one that I use with my sophs every year after reading Night. They are not the same after watching it; they see real courage in action.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 12th, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Rho – And not for nothing, but Ralph Fiennes was brilliant in the film.

  9. Sully Says:
    June 13th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Great man, great film…. Thanks for the post and you don’t need to respond.