From 1963 until his death, Oscar Schindler survived only on donations he received from Jews!

From 1963 until his death, Oscar Schindler survived only on donations he received from Jews!

Oscar Schindler was a Nazi German who was initially only interested in making money. He owned an enamelware factory and employed thousands of Jews.

At that stage he was only interested in the amount of money he was saving as they were low cost labor. His connections helped him keep his workers out of concentration camps.

But at some stage Schindler had a dramatic change of heart and he started protecting his Jewish workers, no matter what the cost. Through his efforts he saved the lives of more than 1200 Jews.

In a 1983 television documentary, Schindler was quoted as saying, "I felt that the Jews were being destroyed. I had to help them; there was no choice."

After the war Schindler had to flee Germany to avoid being tried as a war criminal because he was a member of the Nazi Party. He ended up in Argentina where he tried to make a living from raising chickens and selling fur, but it wasn't a success.

He returned to Germany where he attempted various business enterprises, but became bankrupt. Oscar Schindler survived from 1963 onwards only by donations sent to him from the Jewish people he'd saved all over the world.

He died on 9 October 1974 and is buried in Jerusalem, on Mount Zion. He was the only member of the Nazi Party to be honored in this way.

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