Oskar Schindler

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  • Schindler born

    Schindler born
    He was born in Zwittau, Austria-Hungary
  • Schindler gets married

    Schindler gets married
    marries Emilie Pelzl
  • Gets a new job

    Gets a new job
    He was previously working for his father, Hans Schindler, but gets a new job at Moravian Electotechnic when his fathers business fails
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht
    "the Night of Broken Glass" Jewish synogouges and shops destroyed by Nazis all thourghout Germany
  • Krakow Ghetto

    Krakow Ghetto
    Jews from Krakow forced into Podgorze, which becomes a Jewish ghetto
  • Schindler Travels

    Schindler Travels
    Goes to Budapest, Hungary to report on the situation of the Jews in Hungary
  • Podgorze Ghetto cleared

    Podgorze Ghetto cleared
    Jews are moved to Plaszow concentration camp or Aushwitz
  • Schindlers List

    Schindlers List
    Plaszow camp is closed, including Schindlers subcamp. Everyone, including those on the "List" are sent away. In the Fall he opens a munitions factory in Brinnlitz, Czecholovakia, using the workers from Plaszow
  • Recieving workers

    Recieving workers
    Brinnlitz facroty gets 150 Jewish workers intended for a mine in Golleshau, Poland. They may have frozen to death
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
    Schindler, his wife, and some Jews flee to the American front
  • factory liberated

    factory liberated
    The Brinnlitz muntitions factory was liberated by a single Russian soldeir on horseback
  • Schindler moves

    Schindler moves
    Oskar and Emilie immigrate to Argentina
  • Returns to Germany

    Returns to Germany
    Schindler leaves his wife and returns to Gernamy after the nutria-raising enterprise fails
  • Named one of the Righteous

    Named one of the Righteous
    He is named one of the Righteous Among the Nations by Israel
  • His Death

    His Death
    Schindler dies at is home in Frankfurt. He is buried in the Latin Cemetery in Jerusalem
  • Schindler's List

    Schindler's List
    Speilberg's film Schindler's List is released. It is based on the book written by Thomas Keneally called Schindler's Ark. The movie wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
  • Emilie Dies

    Emilie Dies
    She dies at a hospital in Strausberg, Germany at the age of 93