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Oskar Schindler

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Net worth 2018: $14 Million
Industry: Business People
Residence: Svitavy
Country: German
BirthDay: 28 April 1908
Sigh: Taurus
Died On: October 9, 1974

Oskar Schindler was bornon 28 April 1908 in Svitavy, German. Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist who helped save the lives of hundreds of Jews from Hitler’s onslaught during the Holocaust. The World War II was a time of wide spread terror and destruction especially for the Jews who were subjected to systematic mass murder at the hands of Adolf Hitler who led Nazi Germany. Schindler was a businessman who operated several factories which employed thousands of people including numerous Jews. Although initially as a businessman he was concerned only with the profit-making aspect of his ventures, gradually a conversion took over him and he began spending all his life’s earnings on saving the lives of the Jews employed in his factories. As a young man he was a Nazi spy and used to collect information on railways, military installations, etc. in order to make some money. He also became a member of the Nazi party after his stint as a Nazi spy. He acquired an enamelware factory, which employed thousand Jews. At the time of the Holocaust, he invested his time, money and soul into protecting his employees, and even risked his own life for them. Saving the Jews became his life’s calling and he fully devoted himself to this cause.

. He married Emilie Pelzl in 1928. His wife also played a very significant role in rescuing the 1,200 Jews along with Schindler. He abandoned his wife in 1957.He had numerous love affairs. His relationship with Aurelie Schlegel resulted in the birth of two children.He died in 1974 at the age of 66.. He was born to Johann “Hans” Schindler and Franziska "Fanny" Schindler. His father owned a farm machinery business.After completing his primary education he did not go to university or college.. He helped save the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware factory and by protecting them from the onslaught of Nazis through his diplomacy and bribery. He invested all his life’s earnings and even risked his own life many times in his incessant efforts to rescue as many Jews as possible.. Steven Spielberg’s movie ‘Schindler’s List’ is based upon the life and works of this great individual.
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