Schindler 's List : A Film Based On The True Story Of Austrian Industrialist Oskar Schindler

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Schindler’s List is a film based on the true story of Austrian industrialist Oskar Schindler. Responsible for saving over 1,100 Polish Jews during the Second World War by using them as labor in is kitchenware factory. As the film opens, you get a glimpse of the suave businessman bent on making a fortune as a war profiteer off the backs of Polish slave labor. Initially, Schindler jumps at the chance to exploit cheap Jewish labor in his factory (knowing full and well this is morally wrong) However, as the war drags on, Schindler finds himself confronted with the near certain death of the Jews at the hand of the Nazi’s. You can see a shift in his motives from greedy war profiteer to concerned humanitarian. As a high ranking member of the Nazi party he has placed himself in a position of power and influence. As the story progresses, he is determined to use that power and influence to save as many Jews from certain death as possible. The turning point for Schindler was witnessing the violent evacuation of the Krakow ghetto. Amongst a sea of men and women (filmed in black and white) being rounded up like cattle into trucks bound for concentration camps. He catches a glimpse of a little girl in a red coat, no doubt done for dramatic effect, bouncing around the street like a pinball weaving in and out of the violence. She walks past firing squads massacring dozens of people as if for mere sport. It’s heart wrenching to see this beautiful littler girl juxtaposed…

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