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Oskar Schindler was a German Industrialist who saved over 1100 Jews during the Holocaust
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Oskar Schindler was a German Industrialist who saved over 1100 Jews during the Holocaust. Many consider him a hero for his honorable deeds, and others, a greedy exploiter.
Oskar Schindler was born in 28 April 1908 in Zwittau, Austria-Hungary which today is known as Zvitava, Czech Republic. His mother and father, Hans and Louisa were deeply religious which resulted in a strong Catholic childhood for Schindler and his younger sister Elfriede.
Schindler himself was a handsome man; a womanizer, who always had many women after him. The one who caught his eye was Emilie Pelzl whom he married after just a six week relationship. However, he wasn't the best example of a husband, heavily abusing alcohol and having relationships with other women.
In 1929 during the Great Depression, the family business went bankrupt. Schindler changed jobs several times, and tried starting businesses but always went bankrupt. Due to the rough effects of the Great Depression, Schindler joined the Sudeten German Party* in 1935. The party disbanded in 1938 and a year later he joined the Nazi party.
The first saving of Schindlerjuden** began in September 1, 1939 when the Germans had
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