Holocaust Rescuers Bibliography: Heroes of the Holocaust
German businessman Oskar Schindler came to Crakow to take advantage of the ghetto labor, and subsequently worked furiously to save Jews, as portrayed in the film, Schindler's List.
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The film had it plot set in Krakow, a city in Poland situated on the Vistula River. After the invasion of Poland the Nazis had forced the Polish Jews into the congested Krakow slum. Oskar Schindler arrived hoping to make brisk business only to be confronted with the gory experiences of Polish Jews being eliminated through being transported to concentration camps such as the one in nearby Auschwitz. He then decided to save as many as he could. When the Germans realized they were losing the war they decided on exterminating the remaining Jews in a hurry.
Schindler’s list is a film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, a popular American film producer, about the heroic act of a German businessman, Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than a thousand Polish-Jews during the Nazi elimination of Jews in Europe during the Second World War. Oskar Schindler happened to be a member of the Nazi party and a greedy business man but when he saw the misery and needles destruction of the Jews in Europe his heart was moved and he dedicated his resources to saving as many as possible. Schindler’s act was as heroic and sacrificial as can ever be and the film by Steven Spielberg has been recognized as one of the greatest films ever made. Schindler’s list was released in 1993. It has won numerous awards including seven Oscars and seven BAFTAs. The film raked in over 320 million US dollars on a budget of about 22 million US dollars. Oskar Schindler saved more than a thousand Polish Jews by employing them in his factory.