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SCHINDLER'S WIDOW THANKED BY POPE FOR AIDING JEWS

Pope John Paul II on Wednesday thanked the widow of Oskar Schindler -- made famous in the film "Schindler's List" -- for having helped her husband save more than a thousand Polish Jews from Nazi death camps.

The Polish pope told Emilie Schindler during an audience in St. Peter's Square that "I know what you (and your husband) did, and the Polish people are grateful."

Mrs. Schindler, a Catholic, told a news conference afterward that she was very moved by the meeting. The frail 87-year-old widow became a celebrity after the release of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film that showed how Schindler, a German industrialist, fooled the Nazis and saved his 1,200 Jewish workers from the Holocaust.

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