The Holocaust: Oskar Schindler

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The Holocaust is one of the most memorable moments of our time and juxtaposes into the mist of this tragedy was Oskar Schindler. A hero is considered to be someone who in the face of danger puts themselves before others, and that is exactly what Schindler did. Many thought him to be a horrible man, but he saved thousands of Jews in the time of despair. Schindler’s lying, cheating, and bribing gave many people hope (Roberts 95). Oskar Schindler proves to be one of the most righteous humans through his early life, his life during the Holocaust, and his life after the Holocaust. First, Oskar was born on April 28, 1908, in Svitavy, Moravia (“Oskar Schindler.” Britannica School). He lived with his parents and his sister. He then went to work…show more content…
Since their names were on the list to be killed, they left for Switzerland. They had a teary goodbye with his workers, but some followed them to Switzerland. They traveled through the countryside, and were stopped by Czech soldiers who sided with the Allies. They thought Oskar and the people with him were Jews, so they sent them to the Red Cross. From there they boarded a train to Switzerland (Roberts 80-81). Now they were poor and not welcome in Czechoslovakia or Germany. So Oskar tried and schemed to get rich, but eventually he moved to Frankfurt Germany. He left Emilie behind but their marriage was already over but the 1960’s. When he went back to Germany many Jewish organizations helped him because they had heard what he had done for the Jews (Roberts 84-84). Schindler ,however, was not shy about what he had done, and regularly told people about his actions during the war. In 1949 a Canadian writer named Herbert Steinhouse met Oskar. He decided to investigate this miraculous story. Though the story did not get published unltil years later because of the danger it could cause (Roberts 84). Later on a Israel agency investigated Oskar and in the 1960’s he was deemed a righteous person. Being righteous was a big honor to the Jewish people. By now many people had heard Oskar’s story and many versions of it
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