is the true story of one remarkable man who outwitted Hitler
and the Nazis to save
more Jews from the gas chambers than any other during World War II.
the story of Oscar Schindler who surfaced from the chaos of madness, spent
millions bribing and paying off the SS and eventually risked his life to
rescue the Schindler-Jews. You may read the
letter written by his Jews May, 1945.
Oscar Schindler rose to the highest level of
humanity, walked through
the bloody mud of the Holocaust without soiling his soul, his compassion,
his respect for human life - and gave his Jews a second chance at
life. He miraculously managed to do it and pulled it off by using the very
same talents that made him a war profiteer - his flair for presentation,
bribery, and grand gestures.
Legacy Of Oscar Schindler
those years, millions of Jews died in the Nazi death
camps like Auschwitz, but
Schindler's Jews miraculously survived.
more than 1200 Jews Oscar Schindler was all that stood between them and death at
the hands of the Nazis. A man full of flaws like the rest of us - the
unlikeliest of all role models who started by earning millions as a war
profiteer and ended by spending his last pfennig and risking his life to
save his Jews. An ordinary man who even in the worst of circumstances did
extraordinary things, matched by no one. He remained true to his Jews, the workers he
referred to as my children. In the shadow of Auschwitz
he kept the SS out and everyone alive.
Oscar Schindler and his wife Emilie Schindler were inspiring evidence of
courage and human decency during the Holocaust. Emilie was not only a
strong woman working alongside her husband but a heroine in her own right.
She worked indefatigably to save the Schindler-Jews - a story to bear
witness to goodness, love and compassion.
Today there are more than 7,000 descendants of the Schindler-Jews living in US and
Europe, many in Israel. Before the Second World War, the Jewish
population of Poland was 3.5 million. Today there are between 3,000 and
Holocaust - Nazi Genocide
Oscar Schindler spent millions to protect and save his Jews, everything he
possessed. He died penniless. But he earned the everlasting gratitude of
Today his name is known 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 ..
- Louis Bülow