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Oskar Schindler, In The Eyes Of Many, Is A True Hero. This Is A Man Who Wanted To Make A Difference And Do Things That He Thought Was Humane And Rightful

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Activity 6: Courage in the Face of InjusticeOskar Schindler, in the eyes of many, is a true hero. This is a man who wanted to make a difference and do things that he thought was humane and rightful. Although Schindler was part of the Nazi Party during the tragic time of World War Two, Schindler saved approximately 1,200 Jewish lives. Oskar Schindler, a single man, saved the most Jews during World War Two and is a hero to the Jewish community. He has had a strong impact on humanity, setting an example for us, to not stand for genocide and to not violate human's rights.Schindler had a very interesting childhood. He was born in Zwittau, Czechoslovakia and growing up his family was wealthy due ...view middle of the document...

Within his factory he wouldn't allow Nazi guards to come in, unless from his direct order and he even spent every night in his office for the possibility that the Gestapo ever came in. The meals in Schindler's factory had a 2000 calorie count as oppose to other camps which only had a 900 calorie count. When foods supplies were critical, Schindler would have to buy more food supplies at the black market. In his factory nobody was hit, nobody murdered, and most importantly nobody sentenced to death. Schindler had spent over 4 million dollars to keep his Jews from being sentenced to death. Schindler also had problems and hardships from protecting his employees. He was fearful and bribed the Nazis into not taking his Jewish workers away from him. He was arrested twice by the Gestapo, but was released due to his connections. Once Gestapo men came into his factory with suspicion and came out of his factory intoxicated. Schindler also had to be careful of Amon Leopold Goeth an SS commandant. Goeth was very sadistic and he enjoyed seeing Jews die as well as shooting them for fun. Schindler bribed him constantly to allow his Jews to live. If he didn't have the money to bribe him, he resorted to begging him constantly until Goeth finally agree to his demands.In conclusion Oskar Schindler is a...

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