Krakow, Poland – Oskar Schindler’s Factory to House Museum

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    Krakow Schindler FactoryKrakow, Poland – The factory in Poland once owned by Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist credited with saving 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust, will house a new museum.

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    A multi-media display focusing on daily life in the southern city of Krakow during the Second World War will be open to the public in the former Schindler enamelware factory beginning on Friday, city museum officials said.

    By the end of the war Schindler had spent his entire fortune on feeding Jewish employees and bribing Nazi SS troopers not to kill them. He died in anonymity in Germany in 1974 at the age of 66, but his story was made famous by U.S. film director Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film Schindler’s List which won seven Oscars.


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    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    14 years ago

    The Jews he saved paid for his funeral. No problem. He saved their lives. There were thousands at his funeral.

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    14 years ago

    He was a true tzadik. May he merit to techias hameisim very soon. Zt”l.

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    14 years ago

    yesh kono olamo b’sha’ah achas….when put to the test, he passed with flying colors.

    Woodmere
    Woodmere
    14 years ago

    Oskar Shindler is buried on Haar Hazitiem

    Cynical Chareidi
    Cynical Chareidi
    14 years ago

    No, he’s buried in the church cemetery on Har Zion. He lead a colorful life, saving over a thousand Jews from death and indulging in women (likely including many young Jewish women and girls who were at his mercy) and wine.

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    14 years ago

    the poles yemach shemom just want to milk out the site for some money!

    Cynical Chareidi
    Cynical Chareidi
    14 years ago

    Reply to #8
    Your comment is indeed typical. I told the whole truth, instead of the article&#8 217;s half-truth, and you stick a knife in MY back. I did not editorialize nor express an opinion. I stated the facts as best as I know them and I allow others, even you, to draw their own conclusions. I report people&#8 217;s good and bad deeds. You, however, would like to hide his bad deeds. Indeed, you wish to silence me. Why? Do you think you benefit the world by hiding the truth? Who appointed you dictator and guardian of history? If you wrote a history book, only the ignorant would believe it because your book, at best, would contain only the selected facts of your choosing.

    Cynical Chareidi
    Cynical Chareidi
    14 years ago

    Reply to #11
    You accuse me of focusing on his short-comings. I focused on no one of his deeds, good or bad. I focused on the whole person, which is something you have difficulty doing. You say that drawing in negativity was not necessary. It was necessary. #2 called him “a true tzadik.” Is that a fact? Is that not debatable? What should we call Mordechai and Esther who saved the entire Jewish People and lead lives of righteousness and shunned sin? TRUER tzadikim? If Oskar was a true tzadik, what is left to say of true tzadikim? Our admiration or contempt for a person should be based on the whole truth, not on a selected half.