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Schindler's List, the 1993 movie based on 'Schindlers Ark' written by Australian Thomas Keneally, is based on a true story. On the front wall of the actual factory in Krakow (now a museum) is a memorial to some of the 1,200 Polish Jewish survivors, who he & his wife saved. Shot through glass, so sorry about the reflections.

The day before the Nazis were due to inspect the factory and deport all remaining Polish Jews to Auschwitz, Schindler got wind of their plan and fired all remaining staff with an envelope containing a substantial amount of severance pay for each employee and an apology letter he'd signed. He asked them not to read the letter until they were safely out of Krakow. He also bribed the SS to return the women and children destined for transport to Auschwitz. He spent all of his money during the war saving Jewish refugees and escapees from the Krakow Ghetto. The movie faithfully covers many of the events of the Holocaust but glosses over the complex character of Schindler, who had many human flaws & faults.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schindler%27s_List

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