I. Introduction Schindler’s List begins in Kraków, Poland during World War II. At this time, the Nazi Party was trying to cleanse the world of “impure” people including Jews and rounded up all of the Jewish to make them work. In the movie, Oskar Schindler used Jews from the Kraków ghetto to staff his factory instead of sending them to concentration camps. At first, he uses them only to make money, using bribery in order to get workers. Eventually, he realizes he is saving them from harsh treatment elsewhere and continues to make sure they don’t get sent to Plaszów. At the end of the movie, Schindler creates a list of all the Jews he can afford to buy, around 1,100, and starts a munitions factory. The munitions they made did not work, so…show more content… In the movie, Amon Goeth, the commandant of the Plaszów camp, sits on his balcony and shoots Jews with no reason to. During one of the early scenes, a young girl yells, “Bye Jews, bye Jews!” as the Jewish are rounded up into the Kraków ghetto, showing that the hatred of the Jewish is learned and accepted by both young and old. One person can convince many others that their way is the right way and the only way.
Another important point is that one person can change the world. It is really important to the film because Schindler was just one man and he alone, with some help from Stern, saved so many lives. He could have saved one life and still made a difference, but he gave over one thousand people another chance to live. Each life he saved is a life not lost to the horrors of the Holocaust. He did all he could possibly do and still didn’t think it was enough. During one scene in the movie, a young Nazi boy finds a girl he knows and her mother. He tells them to come with him and he’ll put them in the ‘good’ line. Even though he had to follow orders, he still tried to help them. Sometimes it only takes one person to change another’s life for the better.
III. Importance of the Film
Schindler’s List is based on the true story of Oskar Schindler. It is brutally honest and gives viewers an important insight on what actually occurred during the Holocaust. Every time I watch a movie or video about the Holocaust, I