oskar schindler hero28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974

  • German industrialist, spy, and member of the Nazi Party;
  • credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were located in occupied Poland and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia;
  • subject of the 1993 film Schindler’s List, which reflected his life as an opportunist initially motivated by profit who came to show extraordinary initiative, tenacity and dedication to save the lives of his Jewish employees;
  • named Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government in 1963;
  • buried in Jerusalem on Mount Zion, the only member of the Nazi Party to be honoured in this way.

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