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Oskar Schindler
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Born (1908-04-28)28 April 1908
Zwittau, Moravia, Austria-Hungary
(now Svitavy, Czech Republic)
Died 9 October 1974(1974-10-09) (aged 66)
Resting place Mount Zion Catholic Cemetery
Jerusalem, Israel
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Occupation Industrialist
Political party
Spouse(s)
Emilie Pelzl (m. 1928)
Children Emily Schlegel, Oskar Jr. Schlegel
Parent(s)
  • Hans Schindler
  • Franziska Luser

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. He saved almost 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by making them work his enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were in what is known today as Poland and the Czech Republic. He is the subject of the novel Schindler's Ark, and the film based on it, Schindler's List. He died of liver failure in Hildesheim, Germany. He is buried in the Catholic Cemetery on Mount Zion, Jerusalem.

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