Schindler's List

Schindler's List - using Jews in his plant, but, as he sees...

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Andrew Tran 323366 Per. #5 “Schindler’s List” Summary Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg's “Schindler's List” stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland who wishes to make money through the Nazis' rise to power. He starts a company to make cookware and utensils, using smooth talk and bribes to gain military contracts, and brings in accountant Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley) to help run the company. By using Jews to work his plant who've been herded into Krakow's ghetto by Nazis, Schindler has a dependable unpaid labor force. For Stern, a job in a war-related plant could mean survival for himself and the other Jews working for Schindler. However, in 1942, all of Krakow's Jews are assigned to the Plaszow Forced Labor Camp, run by Commandant Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes), a bitter alcoholic who often shoots prisoners from his balcony. Schindler makes plans to continue
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Unformatted text preview: using Jews in his plant, but, as he sees what is happening to his employees, he begins to feel guilty. He realizes that his factory (now manufacturing ammunition) is the only thing stopping the Jews from being sent to death camps. Soon Schindler demands more workers and starts bribing Nazi leaders to keep Jews on his employee lists and out of the camps. By the time Germany falls to the allies, Schindler has lost his entire fortune -- and saved 1,100 people from likely death. Schindler's List was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won seven, including Best Picture and a long-coveted Best Director for Spielberg, and it quickly gained praise as one of the finest American movies about the Holocaust. Mark Deming, All Movie Guide....
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