Biography of Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler was born on April 28, 1908. He married Emilie Pelzl in 1928. In his early adult life he tried starting various businesses but fell bankrupt due to the Great Depression. He joined the Nazi Party in 1939 and started an enamelware company shortly after the war started. He only employed Jews because they were cheaper to keep working. His business started as a way to make money, but soon became a way to try and save Schindler’s Jews (as they became known) from the wrath of the guards in the camps and hopefully save them from death. The workers on Schindler’s list were fed, and they were not beaten or killed. As the war drew to an end, Schindler had his workers moved to a different factory to spare them from certain death as the extermination was taking place. For a year, his workers made defective bullets for German guns. Oskar Schindler saved the lives of over 1000 Jews during the war. After the war, Schindler moved to Argentina with his wife. In 1958, Schindler left his wife and returned to Germany. He spent the rest of his life dividing his time between Germany and Israel. He died in Hildesheim in 1974. He wanted to be buried in Jerusalem, where many of his former workers and Holocaust survivors lived.

Schindler’s List Movie Review
Schindler’s List is an extremely powerful movie about how one man was able to save over 1000 Jews during one of the darkest periods in the world’s history. It tells the story of Oskar Schindler, prominent member of the Nazi Party and a notorious womanizer. He starts an enamelware factory during WW2 and employs 1000 Jews to work for him. These workers were spared from a certain death in the concentration camps. This film is very emotional. You see people being treated like animals and people being murdered for no reason whatsoever. The most emotional part of this movie is definetely the end. After the war ends, all the workers who were saved by Schindler cheer for him and thank him for what he’s done. Schindler then gets into a car and starts crying and talking of all the things he could’ve done and all the other people he could’ve saved. If this wasn’t enough to get the waterworks going, the movie then cuts to present day (or 1993 when this film was released) and shows a number of people going to visit Schindler’s grave. These are the descendents of those workers who were saved by Schindler. They say that over 7000 people are alive today because of what he did. I’ve seen this movie multiple times, but the ending still makes me cry like a little girl. As an information tool, I think this film is quite effective at telling the story of ‘Schindler’s List’. The film chronicles the factory throughout the whole war and shows you how Schindler was able to save so many people. They also have small paragraphs that appear on screen every so often to tell you what’s going on with the war. You learn a lot from watching this movie. This film also advocates against genocide. You learn about the Holocaust all the time in school, yet it’s still hard to believe that many people felt so little value for human life. When the Jews are sent to the Ghetto, children throw dirt clods at them as they walk. A man gets shot in the head because he has only one arm and cannot work. A woman is killed in front of the whole camp because she dare suggest that the foundation was layed out wrong during the construction of a building. You see how horribly so many people were treated, and it makes you want to do something. It makes you want to stop anything like this from ever happening again. When you see how many people are alive today because of Schindler, you think of all the people who are not. 12 million people were killed during the Holocaust. Literally, tens of millions of people would be alive today if those 12 million had been given a chance to live out their lives. I watched this film with my parents and my cousin. We all agree that this is an extremely important film that everyone should see in their lives.