Oskar Schindler: a True Hero

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Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist and a member of the Nazi party during World War II. He journeyed to Krakow and obtained a formerly Jewish-owned enamelware factory. Schindler was initially interested in the money-making potential that the business had, especially since his staff consisted of Jewish workers from the ghetto that worked for very little payment. He later on realized that by employing the Jews, he was saving them from certain death at concentration camps. Schindler continuously saved many Jews from the brutality of these camps through diplomacy and bribery with SS officers. By the end of the war, Schindler had saved over 1,200 Jews from certain death. The Jews he saved presented him with a golden ring inscribed with the words “He who saves a single life saves the world entire”. They felt that his endeavors were enough to say he saved the world like a true hero and the ring was an expression of those feelings. I agree that Oskar Schindler was a true hero. His selfless willpower, honorable sacrifices, and enthusiasm toward saving the Jews were his extraordinary attributes that made him a hero. One of Schindler's most noteworthy attributes was his selfless willpower regardless of the fact that getting caught helping the Jews could have gotten him killed. He himself was a member of the Nazi party, so he knew very well what the consequences of getting caught would have been. Schindler was very wealthy and friendly with many Nazi officers. He could have completely neglected the Jews, yet he continued to work to rescue them. One great example of this attribute was when the Nazi officer went to Schindler's factory in pursuit of a Jewish family. Aware of the consequences, Schindler did not give the officer what he wanted, but instead he offered the officer to stay and drink. The officer ended up staying and drinking. He left the factory drunk and
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