true story of one remarkable man who outwitted Adolf
Hitler and the Nazis to save more Jews from the gas chambers than
any other during World War II. It is the story of Oskar
Schindler who surfaced from the chaos of madness, spent millions
bribing and paying off the SS and eventually risked his life to rescue
1200 Jews in the shadow of Auschwitz. In those years, millions of Jews
died in the Nazi death camps, but Schindler's Jews miraculously survived.
"The persecution of Jews in occupied Poland meant that we could see horror emerging gradually in many ways. In 1939, they were forced to wear Jewish stars, and people were herded and shut up into ghettos. Then, in the years '41 and '42 there was plenty of public evidence of pure sadism. With people behaving like pigs, I felt the Jews were being destroyed. I had to help them. There was no choice."
asked, Schindler told that his metamorphosis during the war was sparked
by the shocking immensity of the Final Solution. In his own words:
"I hated the brutality, the sadism, and the insanity of Nazism. I
just couldn't stand by and see people destroyed. I did what I could,
what I had to do, what my conscience told me I must do. That's all there
is to it. Really, nothing more."