The events which took place during the Second World War in regards to the Holocaust are some of the

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The events which took place during the Second World War in regards to the Holocaust are some of the most disturbing and confusing recordings in human history. Living within a time of such emotional turmoil, citizens all over the world were faced with moral decisions when the lives of many were endangered by the Nazi regime. However, despite the fear of the Nazi party under which the population of Eastern Europe lived, thousands of individuals stepped forward in the defense of those who were unable to help themselves. One of these individuals in particular happened to be working within the Nazi party itself; Oskar Schindler was an influential business man within the Nazi party who used his position to save the lives of thousands…show more content…
During this scene, the little girl is a powerful symbol of the innocence and humanity of the Jews being slaughtered. Later within the movie, Schindler sees the body of the little girl in a collection of other exhumed corpses (Spielburg). These scenes act as a turning point, where Oskar Schindler is forced to confront the horrors which surrounded the Jews during the Holocaust. . As the German’s began their retreat in the spring of 1944, Schindler put into action his plan to move as many Jews as possible to a factory in his home town of Sudetenland before the S.S. police were able to execute them. This plan of Schindler’s required even more excessive and risky amounts of bribing, pleading, and cajoling to secure the authorization for such a move, but he was ultimately successful in uniting his workers in Czechoslovakia. Here Schindler and his wife were able to provide food, medicine, and safety while feigning war production until the arrival of the victorious Russians on May 9 (Steinhouse). Oskar Schindler and his efforts show beyond doubt that an individual with enough influence and inspiration can make a difference in thousands of lives even in times of moral indifference. Perhaps some of the most moving demonstrations of those trying to make a difference were the actions of thousands of individuals from varying countries who risked their lives for their Jewish neighbours. This body of

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