Oskar Schindler had prepared ahead of time for this day, and when word came, he began putting his plan into action.
Oskar Schindler has come to be known as a man who outwitted Hitler and the Nazis to save more Jews from extermination than any other person during World War II.
Oskar Schindler was born on April 28, 1908 in Zwittau-Brinnlitz, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (now Svitavy, Czech Republic).
Oskar Schindler, a Sudeten industrialist, had come to Krakow from his native town of Zwittau, just across what had only recently been a border.
In 1963, Oskar Schindler was honored at Israel's Yad Vashem memorial to the Holocaust as one of the Righteous Among the Nations, only the third Christian so recognized.
Beginning in the spring of 1943 and continuing for the next two years, Oskar Schindler lived a life of bribery, conspiracy, and string-pulling, constantly attempting to outguess the Nazi authorities.
Oskar Schindler spent everything he owned to protect and save "his" Jews, dying penniless.
Oskar Schindler (April 28, 1908 - October 9, 1974) was a Sudeten German industrialist who saved his Jewish factory workers from death during the Holocaust.