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During the time of the Holocaust, many people died either in concentration camps or fighting to free themselves from Nazi control. There were a few people who fought the views of Adolf Hitler and attempted to save some of the victims of his cruelty. One of the greatest of these is Oskar Schindler. Oskar Schindler was a factory owner who was considered a hero to many Jewish men, women, and children. When those Jews were shipped to the concentration camp in Plazsow, he would make the famed Schindler's list. This list was a promise to the people who were on it, that they would not die at the hands of the Nazis. Since he was known to love the finer things in life, no one knows exactly why he risked his own life and spent his entire fortune to save at least 1,100 Jews through the course of World War II.

Schindler took advantage of the Nazis when the party began to rise in power and dominate the eastern side of the world. Oskar Schindler's main conflict he faced was overcoming the Nazis and saving over one thousand Jewish People. Schindler took over two previously Jewish owned companies that dealt with the manufacture and sales of enamel kitchenware products and opened up his own enamel shop right outside of Krakow near the Jewish ghetto. There, he employed mostly Jewish workers, which saved them from being deported to labor camps. When they were deported to concentration camps, he would take some of them and allow them to work in the factory instead of being killed at the camps.

Schindler could have been a very powerful man but he chose to protect the Jews like many other businessmen during his time. He used his money and power to save thousands of them because he believed killing was wrong. The reason that makes Schindler a hero is that he did what everyone else did not dare to do. Schindler starts to gain the trust and admiration of Geoth, a Nazi officer known for treating Jews in concentration camps horribly, and he takes advantage of that friendship. Schindler tells Geoth that he will pay an excessive amount for lots of Jews so he could have more factory workers. Geoth agrees only because he had the trust of Schindler, but doesn't know that he will later turn on the whole Nazi party.

In October 1944 Schindler was granted permission to relocate his defunct enamel works to Brünnlitz, Czechoslovakia -- this time as an armaments factory -- and to take with him the Jewish workers from Zabłocie. He succeeded in transferring to Brünnlitz approximately eight hundred Jewish men from the Gross-Rosen camp and three hundred Jewish women from Auschwitz, ensuring their humane treatment and, ultimately, saving their lives. In 1962, Yad Vashem awarded Schindler the title "Righteous Among the Nations" in recognition of his humanitarian contribution, and in 1993, the United States Holocaust Memorial Council posthumously presented to him the Museum's Medal of Remembrance. This medal, rarely presented,



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