An Analysis of the Film Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List

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Schindler List is film that produced by Steven Spielberg in 1993. The film revolves around Oskar Schindler who saved the lives of over one thousand Polish Jewish refugees during the holocaust. Oskar Schindler saved the lives of the Polish Jewish refugees by hiring them his factories. The Polish Jews were relocated from the nearby areas after the Second World War started. German initiated the relocation of the Polish Jews. During this time, Oskar Schindler a business man in German came to the city from Moravia to make a fortune during the Second World War by taking advantage of the cheap labour provided by the Jewish. Schindler managed to acquire a factory after bribing Wehrmacht and SS officials who were in charge of procurement in the country. Schindler acquired a factor that produced army mess kits, but he did not know how to manage the factory. This forced him to work with Itzhak Stern who was a Jewish council. Itzhak Stern provided market for the good produced from the factory as he is familiar with the black marketers in the Ghetto and has contacts with the Jewish business community. Itzhak Stern convinced Oskar Schindler to employ polishes Jewish in his factories instead of the Catholic Poles as they were a source of cheap labour as they paid their wages to the Reich. Oskar Schindler constructed a sub camp for the Polish Jewish near the factories and protected them from being executed. This also ensured his camp was smoothly running. Oskar Schindler protects the Polish Jewish by preventing them from being moved to Auschwitz concentration camp. He also moves them to his home of Zwittau-Brinnlitz, in Moravia. Moreover, Schindler spends a large percentage of his fortune bribing various officials like Nazi officials so as to protect the polish Jewish (Spielberg &James 2004).

Creative forces behind the creation of the film

The movie Schindler List was produced and directed by Steven Spielberg. Spielberg used story boards to...
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