Remembering Schindler's Humanity: The Holocaust Analysis

1528 Words7 Pages
possible motives and his main focus was his business, surprisingly had a change of heart for the victims of the Holocaust. After witnessing the chaotic scene unfold in the Jewish Ghettos, Schindler had realized that many needed his help and aspired to do something greater to help the Jews. For example, by already establishing a factory, Schindler wanted to employ as many Jews as he possibly can to ensure their safety. He was willing to negotiate with the few rich Jews to invest in the factory to secure their safety in the factory. One factory was not enough to satisfy his fulfillment to save more Jews, Schindler invested in other factories to transfer as many Jews; hence saving more lives from inevitable death. Another example is, after finding…show more content…
The author Page included Schindler's former wife, Emilie Schindler's opinions about her husband's legacy. Surprisingly, Emilie has criticized Schindler, highlighting his true intentions on helping the Jews, in order to gain attention to help promote her book. Although Schindler's motives remain unknown, the survivors appreciate and only recognize Schindler's bravery. I have to agree, no matter the intentions behind Schindler's actions, Oskar has made a huge impact. If Schindler did not act, as many as 1,300 innocent lives may have been taken. Page emphasizes on the fact that rather than focusing on Schindler's motives, lets focus on the great actions he risked himself on doing. Many lives of men, women and children were saved thanks to Schindler, without him, many lives would have ended in the hands of Nazis. The fact that many discredit Schindler's heroic actions due to his dark history of a businessman displeases me. Schindler's impact is widely disputed but, meant the world to the survivors. “No one knows exactly what motivated Oskar Schindler to do what he did... the most important fact is he saved over 1,300 lives and made it possible for them to survive and for over 6,000 members of families to be alive today” (Page). The quote explains Schindler's positive effect on the Jewish community. Despite many…show more content…
After reading the article, it indicates a series of unpredictable, highly dangerous operations that proves the right that Oskar Schindler serves a title recognized as a true hero. I agree. Schindler’s service indeed served the greater good and it showed Schindler’s character development from a greedy, money-hungry businessman to a selfless, compassionate hero. Oskar Schindler, despite his childhood traumas, was able to grow into a charming, successful businessman. His ability to persuade and easily create connections, Schindler was able to start a factory plant for the sole purpose to generate endless profits. Eventually, Schindler acknowledged the unraveling of the inhumane, disturbing event known as the Holocaust. He soon became determined to invest a lot of his money, time, as well as risking his successful business and reputable reputation in order to rescue many innocent Jews. Many illegal procedures have been conducted during his operation in saving the Jews such as, bribery and forgery of his factory record documents faking the Jews information enabling soldiers the right to remove the Jews from labour. Schindler conceded with his own sacrifices that he runs the inevitable risk of being imprisoned or punished by death. In the end, however, he not only saved an

    More about Remembering Schindler's Humanity: The Holocaust Analysis

      Open Document