Who was Oskar Schindler? Essay

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The Rescuers A light can save you from the darkness. In every darkness there is always a light. People think that there were not any lights in the dark time of the Holocaust. However, there were many lights saving Jews from the darkness. These lights were called Rescuers. One of the lights that shinned the brightest was Oskar Schindler, who worked within the Nazi Party. Oscar Schindler rescued 1200 Jews, who were called the “Shindler Juden” which is German for “Schindler’s Jews.” Schindler was a mixture of self-serving greed and generosity and was originally motivated by the fact that he was making a fortune by saving Jews, but eventually became disgusted by Nazi brutality. Schindler was born on April 28, 1908, to a middle-class family…show more content…
This “factory” was a cover for his rescue operation. Schindler was happy with his factory operation because he was making money, everyone was fed no one was beaten and no one died German and Gestapo and Police arrested him three times, while he owned his first factory (Emalia), but were unable to charge him. Schindler spent his entire fortune, some two million, on the rescue efforts; as a result he was penniless after the war. In 1942 the Nazis murdered thousands of Jews while trying to take them to a concentration camp. Schindler witnessed this event and asked to have 900 Jews transferred to his factory. When asked why Schindler made this request, he replied “If you saw a dog going to be crushed under a car, wouldn’t you help him?” Schindler then created a list with 1200 “employees” who were to be transferred to his factory. Schindler ruined an effort to send these Jews to Auschwitz, and got them safely to his factory were the stayed for the rest of the war. Schindler used massive bribes and diplomacy to convince the camps brutal Gestapo Comandant Amon Goeth to approve the transfer of the Jews on his list. Schindler ended up paying the Jews, which worked for him, salary to the Gestapo. Schindler kept the Gestapo out of the camps his Jews were in so that the officers wouldn’t work them to hard. Schindler falsified employment records to say that the Jews had essential skills to the war effort to avoid suspicion. When
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