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Schindler's List

Oskar Schindler was a wealthy German industrialist, who made much of his wealth by employing Jewish men and women in his various factories. In the movie " Schindler's List," it starts off with Schindler in a restaurant with many high ranking Nazi officers eating there. He starts off by buying a officer a bottle of expensive wine, but it does not end there. Before the night is gone he has boughten dinner for all of the officers. This is how he made friends, friends with power.

At this point the War was already underway and Schindler seized an oppurtunity to make money. Thinking ahead he hires a Jewish accountant that he believes is very qualified for that position. At first this accountant is careful of the way he acts around Schindler because Schindler is a member of the Nazi Party and fears for his life.

The point of the movie in which Schindler starts to view the Jewish people differently is when the Nazis start to flush out the ghettos. From a hilltop he watches, especially a little girl walking through the streets like she is abandoned. At this time he starts to pull his favors from those officers he treated to dinner a while back. He meets Geoth, a SS officer that is known for his cruelty in the Concentration Camps. Schindler starts to gain the trust and admiration of Geoth and he takes advantage of that friendship. He tells Geoth that he will pay him a certain amount of money foe each Jew to work for him. As an excuse he tells the officers that it is merely "cheap Labor" to be used in the enamelware factory. For each person on the list he has also listed their specialty.

Later he starts another fastory, but this time the workers make bullets and shells. Once again he uses Jews as the workers but this time he is making no profit because the shells the workers make don't work. Schindler adjusted the machines to do so.

By this time the war was almost over, so Schindler tookto the road like many other Nazi officials. At his departure all his workers are present and they give him a paper with all their signatures with a short letter in case he is captures by one of the allied powers. From there he starts to breakdown saying that he could have saved more lives by selling his car and gold nazi pin. Soon he gets into his car and starts to journey to another place. At the very end of the movie it shows all

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