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Sarah van Goethem
Sarah van Goethem • 2 years ago

✿ڿڰۣ(̆̃̃•Aussiegirl. Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was an ethnic German industrialist born in Moravia. He is credited with saving over 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic respectively.

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Oskar Schindler: Saved thousands of Jews during the Hollocaust

Oskar Schindler was an ethnic German Industrialist. He is credited with saving 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his Enamelware and Ammunations factories. He was the Subject of the 1993 film "Shindler's List".

Schindler's grave, piled with small stones left by Jewish visitors

October 1944: Oskar Schindler, a German officer, saves 1200 Jews by moving them from Plaszow labor camp to his factory in Sudetenland. Photograph shows Schindler (second from right) with a few of the Jewish workers he saved. Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Oskar Schindler's factory in Krakow

Oskar Shindler. I greatly admire those that during the Holocaust made great sacrifices and took great risks to save others.

Oskar Schindler, owner of an industry considered essential to Germany's war efforts, insisted that "his Jews" be spared selection for shipment to a death camp because, as he explained to SS commanders, his Jews had acquired skills essential to the manufacture of products needed by the German military. In reality, he used his factory primarily as a refuge for those Jews happy enough to be permitted to work there.

Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38

Old Jewish Cemetery (Czech Republic). 'With 12,000 gravestones and some 100,000 bodies packed into a space the size of a few suburban gardens, Prague’s old Jewish Cemetery is like no other on earth.' www.lonelyplanet....