Oskar Schindler

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Who was Oskar Schindler?

Oskar Schindler was a business man who was greedy for money at the start of World War 2. At the start of the war, he saw an opportunity that could earn him a lot of money. He could use the Jews for slave labor at a factory he would own. The only problem was that Oskar did not have the sufficient funds to start his own companies. He then asked for help to a Jewish accountant named Itzhak Stern, who was also part of the Judenrat. Itzhak knew some wealthy Jewish people who eventually gave up their money to Oskar, and Oskar started his company.


One day, Oskar witnessed the atrocities of the Nazi's during of the ghetto raids led by them. As Oskar came to realize the suffering the Jews went through, he started to treat them better and protecting them from death. He would tell the officials that these workers were essential to his company, even the elderly and the young. As a result, it could be said that Oscar saved 1,200 Jews.