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08FallOskar Schindler was a man who despite his German alliance helped save thousands of Jewish people during the Holocaust It is still unclear whether his motives were purely humanitarian or based upon a desire to profit from the war Research has shown that the most probable explanation of Schindlers motives involved a transformation from greedy businessman to caring protector and savior of the Jews On September 1st 1939 the world had to confront the reality of World War II Germany invaded Poland and by the end of the month Poland was under direct German control The use of Blitzkrieg or lighting warfare allowed the Germans immediately gain control over the majority of Europe Once the Germans conquered Poland there was the creation of a special police called the Gestapo which forced the Jews to clean the city and do other degrading tasks Slowly life for Jews began to get worse the Germans threatened death on the spot and they ordered for all Jews to be used as slave labor Eventually all Jews were forced to wear a white cloth with the Star of David which identified them as Jews Then many German officers robbed the Jews and kicked them out of their homes Next the Jewish children were forbidden to go to school and they were all forced to live in designated places called the Ghetto In the Ghetto it was very crowed with many families living in small quarters making it very unsanitaryOskar Schindler was born on April 18 1908 in Zwittau which is now known as modern day Czechoslovakia Oskar was born into a family who was well off and owned a factory that produced farm machinery The town that Oskar grew up in was known for having strong German influences which are an explanation as to why Oskar attended a special German school Oskar spent his childhood and young adult life partying and racing nice cars He did not care about
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