Why did he do it?


A question we have all pondered after watching ‘Schindler’s List’ is why did Oskar Schindler risk his life in order to save Jews? It was a time when terror reigned. The Jews had been dehumanised in non-Jewish eyes by Nazi propaganda and brutality. Tom Keneally, the author of the book Schindler’s List, quotes Schindler as having said that “A life is not worth a pack of cigarettes.” Yet Schindler risked his own life. Why?

An interesting discussion about Schindler’s actions can be found at The Southern Institute for Education and Research.


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