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Colorado Springs-area homebuilding now at a 10-year high

The pace of Colorado Springs-area homebuilding reached a 10-year high last month and should remain strong heading into 2017 despite a recent rise in mortgage rates, one industry member says. Permits issued for the construction of single-family homes in the ...

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The country's peak Jewish body has labelled as "offensive" a long-running advertisement in which a Sunshine Coast real estate agent uses the heading Schindler's List to promote her propertiesMaroochydore agent Glennis Schindler, whose family owns the firm Vic Murphy Real Estate, has for more than five years used the play on her surname to showcase her listings in local property publicationsThe advertisement most recently appears in the latest edition of Sunshine Coast property magazine The Executive Council of Australian Jewry said the use of the term Schindler's List - the name of the Academy Award-winning true story about a businessman who saved thousands of Jews from Hitler's concentration camps by having them work in his factory - trivialised the Holocaust"I do not know Ms Schindler, but I doubt that she intended her advertisement to be offensive in any way," said the organisation's executive director, Peter Wertheim"Nevertheless it will be seen as offensive by Jewish survivors of the Holocaust and their families because it trivialises their sufferingAdvertisement"The Nazi program of planned and systematic genocide was a unique evil in human historyIt's not a good look for anyone to try to exploit any aspect of such a tragedy for commercial purposes." Ms Schindler said she had only had three people approach her to register their objection in the six years she had used the term in advertisements but added she was willing to cease using it in the event more people took offence"In my mind, it's just a play of wordsI don't want to ever offend anyone," she said"I guess I do have to take it on board if I am upsetting anyone because I'd hate to offend anyone"I've done it for a long timeThe reaction has been more positive than negative to be honestThey're just looking at it light-heartedThat's been the majority of the reaction because if it hadn't of been I wouldn't be doing it." The film , directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes, told the story of German businessman Oskar Schindler, who during the Second World War compiled a list of more than 1100 Polish Jews to work in his factory in Krakow, making pots and pans for the German armyHis use of their labour prevented their deportation to the Auschwitz death camp Schindler's story was first told in the book by the Australian author Thomas Keneally.

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