Mrs. Reinhard, then known as Carmen Weitmann, typed the names of more than 1,000 Jewish people — including her own and those of two friends — to create what became known as “Schindler’s List.” She called herself a “schreibkraft,” or typist.
“The only practical thing in my life that I learned was shorthand, but I never learned to type,” Mrs. Reinhard told the New York Times in 2007. “I typed with two fingers only.”
As a result, she and more than 1,000 other Jews were saved from near-certain annihilation in the Nazi death camps of World War II.
Mrs. Reinhard, who later became Schindler’s secretary, has died in Israel at age 107. Israeli and European news agencies reported her death, citing an April 8 statement from her granddaughter. The precise date, place and cause of Mrs. Reinhard’s death were not immediately known. She had been living near Tel Aviv since 2007.
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SOURCE: The Washington Post, Matt Schudel