Oskar Schindler

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Oskar Schindler
Born(1908-04-28)28 April 1908
Died9 October 1974(1974-10-09) (aged 66)
Resting placeMount Zion Catholic Cemetery
Jerusalem, Israel
31°46′13″N 35°13′50″E / 31.770164°N 35.230423°E / 31.770164; 35.230423
Political party
Emilie Pelzl (m. 1928)
AwardsRighteous Among the Nations

Oskar Schindler (April 28, 1908 – October 9, 1974) was a Sudeten German industrialist. He was born in Zwittau, Moravia, Austria-Hungary and was a Roman Catholic.

Schindler was a member of the NSDAP from 1939-1945. He saved almost 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by making them work in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were in what is known today as Poland and the Czech Republic.[1] He is the subject of the novel Schindler's Ark, and the movie based on it, Schindler's List. He died of liver failure in Hildesheim, West Germany. He is buried in the Catholic Cemetery on Mount Zion, Jerusalem.[2]

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