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693 wordsOskar Schindler would never have been anyone's ideal savior, especially for the Jewish community. He was an open member of the Nazi party, a womanizer, a gambler, an alcoholic, and was extremely money hungry, but was successfully able to rescue and save from death over twelve hundred Jewish men and women. Schindler was born on April 28th, 1908 in Zwittua, Czechoslovakia. He was born Catholic and into a wealthy family, but started early on a life of sin. In 1930 he moved to Poland in hopes of bec...
Wasnt For The Help Of Oskar Schindler
1,118 wordsCONFLICT AND RELEVANT BACKGROUND Oskar Schindler faced many conflicts in his life. The main conflict he faced was overcoming the Nazis and saving over one thousand Jewish People. Schindler, with out a job at the time, joined the Nazi Party and followed on the heels of the SS when the Germans invaded Poland. This is when Schindler took over two previously Jewish owned companies that dealt with the manufacture and sales of enamel kitchenware products and opened up his own enamel shop right outside...
Saving Of The First Schindler Jews
1,525 wordsThe Holocaust usually refers to Nazi Germany's systematic genocide of various peoples during the Second World War, the main target of this designed massacre being the Jews. Approximately 6 million Jews became the victims of this fanatical racism, slaughter, and cruelty. However, in all this madness, there were still a few people with sound conscience and courage to act against these atrocities. The most famous of these heroes would be Oskar Schindler, the once opportunistic businessman who, late...
Schindler's Appeal For Mercy
944 wordsWhen a Jewish girl living in Krakow under false papers visits Schindler, she asks that he hire her parents to work in his factory. He is infuriated with the girl and she runs from him, fearing her life and liberty. Schindler expresses his rage at Stern, whom he accuses of harboring Jews in the 'haven' of a factory. Schindler is not angry at the idea of his factory as a haven, but the fact that such activities are illegal. However, as the atrocities of the Nazis become more apparent, Schindler be...
1,230 wordsSchindlers List Schindlers List is a movie that though I had heard much about, I had never seen. I dont know if it was out of lack of interest for the subject, fear of the reportedly graphic scenes, or just the knowledge of its length that I avoided the film, but I did. I can remember when I was in 8th grade hearing an announcement over the loudspeaker that all of the seniors had to bring in their permission slips so that they would be allowed to watch the film in the auditorium the following we...
Thomas Keneally's Schindler's List
1,339 wordsThomas Keneally's Schindler's List is the historical account of Oskar Schindler and his heroic actions in the midst of the horrors of World War II Poland. Schindler's List recounts the life of Oskar Schindler, and how he comes to Poland in search of material wealth but leaves having saved the lives of over 1100 Jews who would most certainly have perished. The novel focuses on how Schindler comes to the realization that concentration and forced labor camps are wrong, and that many people were dyi...
776 wordsWith the near destruction of a Jewish nation came the rebuilding of a unified nation, it may not had been the one that Hitler had envisioned, but it was one that brought to us understanding, a gift that should never be looked down upon. That gift was bestowed to some even before we knew it existed. Oskar Schindler understood, he understood that Germany was wrong, he understood that all he could do is help against Nazi Germany, even though himself was nazi. Oskar devoted himself and his life to t...
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1,060 wordsOskar Schindler was a man well known for his drinking and womanizing, so he was an unlikely candidate to one day earn the title of "i? 1/2 hero". i? 1/2 Too many Jews during the Holocaust however, he was a hero because he saved over one thousand Jews from being killed in a gas chamber. Any poor choices Schindler made in his life were out weighed by his act of kindness to the Jew"i? 1/2's he help that he called his children or "i? 1/2 Shindlerjuden". i? 1/2 His story has been told in books and at...
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