The Life of Oskar Schindler

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  • Birth

    Oskar Shindler was born on April 28, 1908 in Svitavy, Sudetenland.
  • Goodbye School

    Goodbye School
    Oskar left school in 1924.
  • Organization

    Oskar joined a pro-Nazi organization and collected intelligence for the Germans in 1930.
  • Getting Arrested

    Oskar got arrested by Czech authorities for spying but released shortly afterward in 1938.
  • Traveling

    Oscar Schindler left his wife and traveled to Krakow in 1939, hoping to profit for the war.
  • The Factory

    The Factory
    In 1939, Oscar obtained a former Jewish enamelware factory to produce goods for the German military.
  • Black Market

    In 1939,Schindler became a part of the black market as a job.
  • The Shindler Jews

    By 1942, nearly half of his employees were Jewish and were known as Schindlerjuden (Schindler Jews).
  • Arguement

    In 1942, Oscar argued that his workers were essential to the war effort.
  • Employees

    Starting out with 45 employees, the company grew to more than 1,700 at its peak in 1944.
  • The Moving List

    The Moving List
    In 1944, Oscar moved his factory and was allowed to make a list of Jew workers he could bring with him, and he came up with 1,100 workers to bring.
  • Bankrupt

    Schindler declared bankruptcy in 1957.
  • Death

    Oscar died at the age of 66 in 1974 and his grave is in the Catholic cemetery in Mount Zion in Jerusalem.