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Task - A study of the character of Oskar Schindler to show that despite major obstacles and difficulties in his quest for justice for the Jews he finally achieved his goal at great personal cost to his own life The story of Oskar Schindler and his legacy began on April 28th 1908 in the Austrian city of Zwittau In 1918 when Oskar was 10 his family moved to the Czechoslovak republic of Masaryk and Benei He immediately became best friend with his neighbours children who were Jews and their father was the local rabbi His family was also one of the richest in the area and Oskar was often showered in items of luxury In 1935 the Schindler family business was failing and Oskars father Herr Hans Schindler left his wife and Oskars mother Frau Louisa Schindler and moved to his own apartment Oskar detested this He would go into cafes and make speeches on his fathers treachery to his mother who in Oskars eyes did not deserve this treatment as she was a good woman who had done nothing wrong 1939 The beginning of World War 2 and Oskar joins the Nazi Party The opportunities that the war brings are what may have attracted Oskar to join the Nazi party Oskar Schindler quickly got on good terms with the local Gestapo chiefs and rejoiced here over life in the beginning of the 1940s He was a womanizer and heavy drinker but continually risked his life to save his Jewish workers from the Nazi Death camps such as Plasw and the now infamous Auschwitz is Poland Schindler was recruited by the German Intelligence Agency to collect information about Poles and was highly esteemed for his efforts - a fact that was to play a decisive role later in the war for Schindler when he needed all his contacts Amon Goeth who passed his mornings by using his high-powered scoped rifle to shoot at
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