The man who saved 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust

Oskar's Early Life

  • Born: April 28th, 1908
  • Birthplace: city of Svitavy (Czech Republic)
  • Member of the Nazi Party
  • Occupation: entrepreneur
  • Father: Hans Schindler
  • Mother: Louisa Schindler
  • Sister: Elfriede Schindler
  • Left school in 1924, tried out for jobs and did militay service
  • 1928: met and married Emilie Pelzl
  • 1930: worked in his father company during the economic depression

A Wartime Hero

Impact of Schindler

  • Saved the lives of 1000+ Jews
  • Decreased the amount of war effort provided by his factory
  • Freed many jews form camps and executions
  • Decreased the tension between Jews and German
  • Set a good example for other leaders
  • Defied the system in order to achieve fairness for the jews

"I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system"