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Date of Birth 28 April 1908Zwittau, Moravia, Austria-Hungary [now Svitavy, Czech Republic]
Date of Death 9 October 1974Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany  (stroke)
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Oskar Schindler was born on April 28, 1908 in Zwittau, Moravia, Austria-Hungary [now Svitavy, Czech Republic]. He was married to Emilie Schindler. He died on October 9, 1974 in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Spouse (1)

Emilie Schindler (6 March 1928 - 9 October 1974) (his death)

Trivia (7)

Saved more Jews during the Holocaust than any other private person. His enamel plant was a haven from the Nazis for over thousand people at best.
Schindler's widow, Emilie Schindler, dies in a hospital in Berlin, Germany. [October 2001]
Is portrayed by Liam Neeson in Schindler's List (1993).
On his grave, the Hebrew inscription reads: "Righteous among the Nations", an honorific used by the State of Israel to describe non-Jews who risked their lives during the Holocaust to save Jews from extermination by the Nazis. The German inscription reads: "The Unforgettable Lifesaver of 1200 Persecuted Jews".
There are more than six thousand descendants of the "Schindlers Jews" throughout the world.
All of his businesses after his munitions factory were failures and he spent his years after the war living on donations from Jewish organizations.
Spent his last years living in poverty.

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