Oskar Schindler Biography

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“With people behaving like pigs, I felt the Jews were being destroyed. I had to help them. There was no choice.” -Oskar Schindler. Oskar Schindler was never a saint, but he was a hero to all the Jews he sheltered in his factory. Since Jews were dying of sickness and starvation, Schindler started to smuggle medicine and food to the Jews he employed. But because he refused to stand by and watch the Jews die, he tried to help as many Jews as he could during the holocaust. He did all that he could for the Jews. Everything that he did had a risk of him being caught and killed also bringing tremendous conflict into his professional and personal life. Oskar Schindler was born April 28, 1908 in a middle class German Catholic family. He grew up with his father, Hans, his mother, Franziska, and his little sister, Elfriede. He and his father had a rocky relationship, whenever they got into a fight Schindler would talk to his Jewish neighbor until he had calmed down enough to go home. Schindler loved sports, girls, and mechanics. So he would help his father with his business of selling farm machines. On one trip in 1928 he met Emilie Pelzl. He fell in love and they were married the same year. World war ll started and Oskar started as a Nazi in…show more content…
During all the chaos Schindler was able to take some of his workers to Brunnlitz. Once the Jews were liberated, a Jew gave Schindler a golden ring made out of a dental bridge. On it was inscripted the words… ”He who saves a single soul, saves the world entire”. Schindler, his wife, mistress, and a few Schindlerjuden fled to Buenos Aires, Argentina fearing capture. Once they had settled down people started to hear about what he had done to the Jews during the Holocaust. People did not approve so they started to add conflict to his life by scorning him and his family. Nobody wanted to hire him for a job. But when he made his own company nobody wanted to buy from
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