Oscar Schindler

Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler was born in 1908. He is known as a Catholic industrialist and rescuer of jews on Schinler's list. In 1928 he married Emiliy Pelze. Growing up Schindler worked in his fathers farm machinery business in svitavy.He also opened a driving school in Sumpek. He served in the Czechoslovak army.
In 1938 Schindler joins the Nazi party. He disaggreed with the treatment of the Jews, so he tried to find out where the Jewish prisoners were taken. Schindler set up dormatories where his workers could sleep at Emalia instead of marching between Plaszow and Zablocie. This also avoided daily beatings and killings that went on at Plaszow. In 1944 Oskar Schindler created a list of up to 1,200 Jewish prisoners that he needed to work in the new factory that built armamentes. These prisoners were treated humanely and saved their lives.
During World War II, the German SS arrested Schindler three times, but were unable to charge him. In 1945, World War II ended. In 1962, Oskar Schindler was awarded The Righteous Among the Nations award. In 1974, Schindler died and was buried in Israel. In 1993, the United States awarded him the Medal of Remembrance. His wife accepted this award on his behalf. Oskar Schindler was one of the unexpected heros of the Jewish people during World War II.