Holocaust Hero: Oskar Schindler

Nicole Mckissick 7th period

Introduction to Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler was a giant hero to the Holocaust. Even though his life was hard, that didn't stop him from saving other peoples lives. He hid Jews and protected the ones that were his employees. He made them work for him, because that wasn't as bad as concentration camps, even though they were working hard. He saved many lives and there are now thousands of people thankful for everything he did.

What did Oskar Schindler do?

Schindler had treated the Jews with respect and that's something that made him different from the rest. Some of Schindler’s Jew employees happened to be from the Krakow ghetto. When the Nazis started to move Jews to Plaszów Schindler protected his employees by hiding them in his factory and making them work for him. He was arrested many times during this process. They could never prove that he was breaking any of the laws, so they let him go. He had bribed or asked favors of guards ,so that they wouldn't take the Jews to concentration camps.

Facts about Schindler

* He rescued at least 1,200 Jews

* At one and point in time, Oskar was against Jews and was for the Nazis side

* He would always tell the Nazis that he needed the Jews for working purposes

* Oskar was born on April 28, 1908, and it happened to where his neighbors were Jews and the children and him became great friends

* 300 women ( that were his Jews) were accidentally put on a train to a concentration camp, but luckily were returned safely

* At Schindler's factory, they made weapons for the German army

In Conclusion

Over all, Oskar Schindler was a true hero to the Holocaust. He may have been upset that he couldn't have saved more people, but he saved so many and that's really all someone can ask of themselves. He will be someone remembered for many generations to come. He was a good man and when it came down to it, he did the right thing.


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For more information

~ http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Oskar_Schindler.aspx , this is an amazing website to look at if more questions need to be answered, because it tells everything there ever was about Oskar Schindler and includes all of the little details.

~ http://www.oskarschindler.dk/legacy/content1.html , this website provides so much about Oskar Schindler, by talking about who he saved and how. Tells more answers to questions that weren't answered.

Oskar Schindler - Part 1 - Nazi Party in Krakow Poland, A&E Biography