Oskar Schindler: A Brave, Unlikely Hero Of World War II

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Oskar Schindler was a brave, unlikely hero of World War 2. He was a Nazi who saved Jews. Oskar Schindler had many roles that led him to contribute in a big way and have a big impact on many lives. He saved more lives than any other single man in World War 2. Oskar Schindler was a native German who was born into a privileged family. He was not an academic student and attended trade school instead of college. In 1928 he was called into military service and on return he worked for his father in a business that would soon fail in the economic depression of the 1930’s. He was then a spy for the Nazis, a black market goods dealer and finally a factory owner who ended up saving around 1,200 Polish Jews. He saved them from death through bribes and …show more content…
He is the subject of one of the best movies of all time, and is now internationally renowned as a hero from WW2. During the war he saved 1200 Jews by keeping them as workers in his factories and bribing officials. There are now 7000 descendants of Schindler’s Jews living in the US alone (Louis Bülow, 2010). Oskar Schindler is responsible for all these people being alive and is the single person responsible for saving the most lives in World War 2. His life has been made into many films, the most famous being Schindler’s List by Stephen Spielberg which is rated the fifth best movie on IMDB. Schindler’s List is a three and a half hour long movie which has brought the story of Oskar Schindler to millions of people (IMDB, N/A). Oskar Schindler has had a large enough impact to the point where his story is taught all around the world in schools. His story is now a big part of World War Two history. Before Schindler’s List was filmed, Oskar Schindler was not known by many and when he died he had virtually no money. Being due to failed business ventures and the fact he spent all of his money saving the Jews. His story was only made famous by the release of the book Schindler’s ark (1982) and then the movie Schindler’s List (1993). The people he saved are his biggest legacy. One of the Schindler Jews gave this description of

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