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Bryan Marín Parajón

Oskar Schindler was a German

businessman and a member of
the Nazi Party who is credited with
saving the lives of 1,200 Jews
during the holocaust by employing
them in his ammunitions factories.
Early life
Schindler was born in April 28th, 1908 in
Hungary as the eldest of two children.

When he was young, Oskar attended

a German-language school where he
was popular, although not an
exceptional student. Losing the
opportunity to attend college, he
went to trade school instead, taking
courses in several areas. And in 1928
he married his school friend Emille Pelz.
Joining the nazi party
In 1936 he worked in the
office of the German military
intelligence of the armed
forces. When not working,
Schindler excelled at drinking
and philandering, a lifestyle
he would maintain
throughout much of his life.

The political landscape of Europe changed dramatically

with the rise of Adolf Hitler and the German Nazi Party.
Schindler joined a local pro-Nazi organization and began
collecting intelligence for the German military.
During the World War Two, after the Germans invaded Poland,
Schindler moved to Krakow in October, 1939. He started two factories
and in one of them, he employed Jewish workers who lived in the
ghetto. In this factory he managed to rescued more than 1,000 Jews
from the concentration camp of Auschwitz, which was known as the
largest camp in the world that killed Jews.
Due to Schindler's protecting of the Jews, the police
authorities and the SS started to get suspicious. This
suspicion soon leads to Schindler getting arrested 3
times. He still owned the factories because the police
authorities could not find a way to charge him.

In 1943, Schindler cultivated a friendly relationship with

Amon Göth who was a sadistic commander of the
Plaszow concentration camp and whenever any of
his workers were threatened with deportation to a
concentration camp or execution, Schindler
managed to provide a black-market gift to save their
Amon Göth
In 1944 he was forced to
relocate his workers to a new
factory and with the help of
Isaac Stern who was his right
hand Jewish worker, Schindler
created a list of 1,200 Jewish
names he deemed “essential”
for the new factory. The
employees spent the remaining
months of the war in the
Schindler list
End of war
When the World War Two finally ended and after have
saved the lives of more than 1200 jews, Schindler went to
Argentina and declared bankruptcy in 1957. He spent his
last days living from donations from the jews he managed
to save until his death in 1974.

Schindler saying
goodbye to his workers
After death
Oskar Schindler was buried in
a cemetery on Mount Zion in
Jerusalem, and declared
with the title of “Righteous
man among nations”, and
every year the decedents of
the Jews he saved place a
rock in his grave in his