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Oskar Schindler


    Oskar Schindler’s Factory Tour, Kraków

    The story of Oskar Schindler really came to prominence for most of us after seeing Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List. Schindler was a German industrialist, opportunist and Nazi Party member who ended up saving the lives of  1200 of his Jewish factory workers.

    In 1939, Oskar Schindler took over the enamelware factory known as DEF (Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik) at 4 Lipowa Street, Kraków. Schindler’s Nazi connections and friendship with the infamous  SS commandant Amon Göth, helped him protect his Jewish workers from deportation to the concentration camps.

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