Schindlers List is a movie that takes place during WWII. The movie begins in Krakow, Poland just after the collapse of the Polish army, and at the beginning of the German occupation. Oskar Schindler, a tall handsome womanizer arrives in the city looking to open a factory in order to gain profits from the war. At the time, Jewish people were no long permitted to own a business, so Oskar obtains a factory from a Jewish man named Itzhak Stern, and makes Stern his accountant and manager. The two men form a strange relationship, with Oskar taking advantage of Sterns talent, and Stern distrusting ly but obediently following Schindlers orders.
Schindler goes to the Jewish ghetto to get the rich Jewish people to invest into his factory, and to get the poor Jews to work for him, since they can provide him with cheap labor. By way of the black market, Schindler obtains numerous delicacies such as liquor and for the SS and German officers and sends them gift baskets to get on their good side. Schindler spent his days entertaining the Nazis, and spending time with his numerous women, while leaving the work of running the factory to Itzhak because in Schindlers mind, he was very capable. When Schindler met with Stern, he would tell him stories of how the Jews were being treated. Initially, Schindler took these stories as nothing, however as time went on, Schindler began to feel increasingly more impacted about how the Jews were being treated. He would them make minute moves that showed Schindler as a callous man, who is compassionate and caring.
Schindler's factory became a safe haven for the Jews among all of the outside chaos. The word quick spread that in the factory, no Jews died. Schindler was unaware of this fact until on day, a young Jewish woman disguised herself, and asked Schindler to hire her parents who were in a labor camp. He was appalled by this request and fearful of what could happen to him if he employed them.
His anger scared the girl out of his office, however a few days later the girl was rejoicing when she saw her parents being transferred into his factory by German officials. Several days later, all of the Jews in the camps were asked to take off all of their clothes and then they were put through numerous exams to determine if they were sick, or healthy enough to work. They were then separated, with the weak Jews put in the gas chambers, and the healthy Jews sent to work. With the Russians nearing, Germans must devise a plan to avoid them.
They plan to move the Jews to a different camp, further into Poland. Schindler wants to save the Jews, and he realizes that he is running out of time. He makes a deal with Amon Goth to "buy" the Jews. Schindler and Stern devise a list, from memory, of 1100 Jewish workers. These Jews are give to Schindler who then releases them to go their own way. The grateful Jews melt their gold fillings to create a ring, which they present as a gift to Schindler.
Although he accepts the ring, he is regretful that he did not do more to save other Jews.