Activity 6: Courage in the Face of Injustice
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. 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 to their ownership of a firm. Sadly during the Great Depression they became bankrupt, but despite this Oskar grew up and became an opportunistic businessman.
By doing this he further developed his social skills, and especially his communication skills. During the invasion of Poland performed by Germany, he supported the act due to the sole reason that he could make profit from it. Eventually he had gained ownership of a factory in Krokow, Poland. Unfortunately this did not help much and most of his family was unemployed, Schindler not wanting this fate, joined the Nazi Party. Later he was recruited to join the German Intelligence Agency, where he would collect information about the people of Poland.
Later into Oskar Schindler's life, he moved closer to the Krakow Jewish Ghetto with his beloved wife, it is here where he took control of a Jewish factory. After being moved from the cruelties he witnessed, Schindler decided to transfer Jewish workers to his own factory. That is where he employed many Jews to work for...