Holocaust

By: Jordan Means

Crimes, Heroes, Villains

In 1933 nine million Jews lived in the 21 countries of Europe that would be military occupied by Germany during the war. By 1945 two out of every three European Jews had been killed. 1.5 million children were murdered.

Holocaust

More than 1,200 Jews Schindler stood between them and death at the hands of the Nazis. He remained true to his Jews, the workers he referred to Army children, In the shadow of Auschwitz he kept the SS out and everyone alive. His Jews miraculously survived the Nazi Genocide. Today there are more than 7,000 descendants of Schindler's jewsliving in US and Europe, many in Israel. Before the Second World War started, the Jewish population of Poland was 3.5 million. Today there are between 3,000 and 4,000 left.

Holocaust

Oscar Schindler is known to alot as a household word for courage in a world of brutality - a hero who saved hundreds of Jews from Hitler's gas chambers.Schindler died in Hildesheim in Germany October 9, 1974. He wanted to be buried in Jerusalem. As he said, "My children are here." His wife Emilie Schindler is an inspiring evidence of human nobility. She is not only a strong woman working alongside her husband but a heroine in her own right. This remarkable woman worked indefatigably to save the Schindler-Jews.