• Schindler's List is one of the most iconic films of all time
  • It is based on the true story of Oskar Schindler
  • The film continues to have great significance to Holocaust survivors

His story is truly worth writing a film about. Oskar Schindler was an entrepreneur and NSDAP member who came from the Sudetenland. In 1939, he took over a factory in Kraków, Poland, which initially manufactured enamel tableware and later ammunition.

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The factory was previously taken away from its Jewish owners. Oskar Schindler made a fortune in a very short time, and he hired Jewish workers whom he had the German authorities send him for very little money. In 1943, Oskar Schindler saw how the Kraków ghetto was controlled by the National Socialist organization Schutzstaffel, or the "SS" in short.

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The ghetto was destroyed and many Jews were deported to concentration camps. From then on, he made it his mission to protect his Jewish workers, which he partly managed to do through bribery and elaborate lies. Steven Spielberg masterfully tells the story of this unlikely hero in one of the greatest films of all time.

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