Schindler's List Accuracy

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The Historical Accuracy of Schindler’s List Many documentaries and dramatic films have been made focusing on the Holocaust. Schindler’s List, based on Thomas Keneally’s novel Schindler’s Ark, is one of the most accurate and compelling account of the Holocaust that has ever been made. This film shows unforgettable images and depicts the anguish and struggle that the Jewish people had to endure. Schindler’s List explores the side of humanity during one of the most horrific times in history. This film also tells the story of the courageous and selfless actions of Oskar Schindler, the risk he took during a dangerous time to save the lives of over one thousand Jews and the impact he had on the lives of so many people during World War II.…show more content…
According to Quadrant Online, Brett Jenik, “Schindler was but a small-town crook who found his true place in life only as a secret service agent of the Nazi regime, before and during the war.” Jenik also proclaims that Schindler was merely an opportunist of the war that was clever enough to cover up his tracks taking advantage of people for his own profit. That, in fact, Oskar Schindler was a criminal of the war was overlooked due to the postwar turmoil. There is no doubt that Oskar Schindler took part in criminal activity but this does not change the fact that Oskar Schindler came to realize the importance of the lives of the Jewish people that were being murdered due to pure hatred. Oskar Schindler was an ordinary man who was full of flaws like the rest of us. He was able to find the courage to do extraordinary things for extraordinary people. According to Arina,, “He spent his fortune designing disguised comforts for the people he thought deserved better than what they received from his fellow countrymen.” He spent his life’s fortune and risked his life to save the lives of the “Schindler Jews”. Schindler’s List is outstanding with its cinematography and the accurate portrayal of real people and real places has earned its well-deserved place as the reigning supreme historical film of all time. Spielberg must also be credited for generating such a powerful film that has impacted countless

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