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Oskar Schindler Essay

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In the film Schindler's List, the life of the famous Oskar Schindler is controversially portrayed. Schindler saved over 1000 Jewish people during the Second World War, yet despite his heroic act during this time many people still question his motives for doing so.Before the war began Schindler was a womanizing, money hungry man, his main concerns were making that extra dollar. He did have a wife named Emilie, but continuously had affairs behind her back. Now this may have been part of why he has a negative reputation. Yet I believe that although he may not have been the greatest husband or human being for that matter, he did do something historic and should be recognized as a good man. Not ...view middle of the document...

He told the Germans that he needed the old men for their experience, and the children because their hands were small enough to clean the inside of the shells. He used every tactic possible to keep saving them he lied manipulated and cheated the nazi party.The man named Oskar Schindler, who at the beginning of the war wanted nothing but women and money, underwent a significant transformation, by the end of the war he had spent over 4 million German marks to save approximately 1300 Jews. And his need for money slowly became less and less, seeing as he lost an absurd amount to Germans, he lost their business as they realized that his bullets were defective and he kept buying the Jews. He was left with next to nothing. This shows extreme humanity and decency.Schindler gave his workers the name of shcindlerjuden, which means children of Shindler. His factories were too humane for the German taste, in the camps they were poorly fed, if fed at all. They were stripped down for needless reasons, they were shot in the middle of the street simply because they felt like it. And Schindler...

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