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Steven Spielberg's cinematic masterpiece tells the story of the Holocaust like no other. In Poland during WW II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
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Oskar Schindler Timeline...
This ScanningWWII.com website lists events during World War II based on actual known dates. Unfortunately, few specific dates can be found regarding Oskar Schindler: his date of birth, marriage and death. Therefore, the only listing for Oskar Schindler in our WWII Day-By-Day pages is on the day of his death, 09 Oct 74. But we can share here this timeline of months and/or years in the story of Oskar Schindler that we found online.
Schindler joins the Nazi party.
Joins the German military intelligence as a salesman; is excused from military service.
Signs his first contract with Stern.
Informs Stern the Jewish ghetto of Kazimierz will be raided and burned to the ground.
Opens his "Deutsch Emailwaren Fabrik" factory in Krakow, Poland.
All "non-work-essential" Jews were to leave Krakow voluntarily; Schindler hires 150 Jews as Stern urged him.
By now 23, 000 Jews were forced out of Krakow.
All Jews above age 9 required to wear the 'Star of Zion" on their outer/inner clothing.
Schindler is arrested by the gestapo for black market activities; is released through high ranking friends and bribery.
Arrested for kissing a Jewish girl on his 34th birthday party; again is promptly released.
Krakow deportation to Belzek begins, Schindler saves his office manager and other workers from the train.
Schindler travels to Budapest, Hungary to inform the Jewish leaders about the German exterminations in Poland; they don't believe him.
Schindler establishes a Jewish sub-camp at his Emalia factory.
Arranges to have a car full of Jews being deported sprayed with water as an act of kindness.
Emalia factory ordered dismantled, the prisoners sent to Plaszow; Schindler wins Helen Hirsch in a card game.
Schindler writes his list of Jewish workers he declared essential (as many as possible) and moves them to his new factory in Brunnlitz, Czechoslovakia.
300 of his female workers are accidentally sent to Auschwitz, but are returned to the new factory promptly.
Is given a ring engraved "He who saves a single life saves the entire world" by his former workers as he flees the Russians with his wife and eight former workers.
Schindler goes to Argentina to try running a Nutria farm.
Nutria farm goes bankrupt.
Returns to west Germany and with loaned money starts a cement factory.
Cement factory goes bankrupt; Schindler is invited to Israel by his former workers.