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Daemon
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Oskar Schindler

A Catholic and a member of the Nazi party, Schindler became famous for his efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust. He rescued up to 1,200 Jews by employing them in his munitions factory, which was deemed essential to the war effort—though Schindler purposely produced faulty ammunition. After the Kraków ghetto was destroyed, he created a safe sub-camp at his factory and was later able to rescue some of his workers when they were misrouted to Auschwitz. What happened to him after the war? More...
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He bankrupted himself by using his own money to bribe officials so as to save the lives of Jews. What a man!
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He lived in Argentina and went bankrupt there in 1958. Then he returned to Germany where he failed at several business ventures and relied for financial support on his Schindlerjuden ("Schindler Jews") – the people whose lives he had saved during the war. He was named Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government in 1963 and died on 9 October 1974.
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Schindler moved to Germany after the war, where he was supported by assistance payments from Jewish relief organisations. After receiving a partial reimbursement for his wartime expenses, he moved with his wife to Argentina, where they took up farming. When he went bankrupt in 1958, Schindler left his wife and returned to Germany, where he failed at several business ventures and relied for financial support on his Schindlerjuden ("Schindler Jews") – the people whose lives he had saved during the war. He was named Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government in 1963 and died on 9 October 1974.
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There were good Germans too.
Most of us, me included, would never have heard of Oskar Schindler if it weren't for Aussie author Thomas Keneally. A great writer, & I hope, one day winner of the Nobel prize for literature (fingers crossed).

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In 1980, Australian author Thomas Keneally by chance visited Pfefferberg's luggage store in Beverly Hills while en route home from a film festival in Europe. Pfefferberg took the opportunity to tell Keneally the story of Oskar Schindler. He gave him copies of some materials he had on file, and Keneally soon decided to make a fictionalised treatment of the story. After extensive research and interviews with surviving Schindlerjuden, his 1982 historical novel Schindler's Ark (published in the United States as Schindler's List) was the result.
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From a few survivors of Schindler List, some touching comments :

Abraham Bankier was the former owner of Oscar Schindler`s factory DEF, a close friend and perhaps the real brains behind the ultimate triumph: giving the Schindler-Jews a second chance at life. Bankier died of a heart attack in Vienna in 1956.

Bronia Gunz was saved by Oscar Schindler. She remembers how Schindler told the prisoners to dig graves to deceive the Nazis. But he assured them he could save them and then he disappeared for days. "We were digging the graves and thinking: This is the end" Gunz says. Then Schindler returned. "One day this beautiful, gorgeous man shows up with a piece of paper, and he says: Saved, no digging anymore. He was for us like God ... "

Rena Ferber - today Rena Finder - was only 10 years old when the Nazis invaded Poland. She later wrote: "I would not be alive today if it wasn`t for Oscar Schindler, my Mother survived and so did my grandfather. It's a tragedy that Oscar Schindler died young before the world could aknowledge his heroism. His country men considered him a traitor, to us he was our God, our Father, our protector."

Hela Brzeska, today Helen Beck, was 15 when she was thrown into Goeth`s camp a kitchen help. She describes Goeth as being "incredible bloodthirsty - he would walk the line with his dogs and order them to rip people apart. And after a few minutes of torture, Goeth would shoot them in front of everyone ..."


Anna Duklauer
was also saved by Oscar Schindler. Right after the war, she was married to Jano Perl, a lawyer. Together they were blessed with three children and she survived to see all her ten grandchildren. Thirteen of the six thousand Schindler survivors ... After the movie Schindler`s List was made, Anna spoke to thousands of school children in Virginia about her own sad experiences as a teenager. Her life and the life she passed on to the next generations is a living testament of Oscar Schindler. For the last 28 years of her life, Anna lived peacefully in Virginia Beach. She passed away three years ago.

See more: http://auschwitz.dk/schindlerslist.htm

He was truly a credit to the human race. One of the greatest human beings on earth!!!


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a good Nazi. what an oxymoron.
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conclusion: propaganda makes simpletons.
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Saw "The book thief" again today and i was imagining what sort of men that war took from the world.
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A real hero!
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If you haven't seen it watch Schindler's List. Wonderful film!
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