Oscar Schindler


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1st May 1962: Hundreds of Jews and their families turned out at Lydda Airport, Israel to welcome Oscar Schindler (1908 - 1974), a Sudeten-born German, of Frankfurt, who is said to have been responsible for saving 11,100 Jews from the Nazi persecutions during World War II. He employed the Jews in a factory he operated at Zabiceczech, near Cracow, and although often questioned by the occupation forces, always averted danger by exploiting personal contacts. He was brought to Israel as a guest of the government to take part in the ceremony of planting the first saplings in 8The Avenue of Righteous Gentilese today to commemorate non-Jews who helped Jews against the Nazis during the war. Original Artwork: Photo shows: Mr Schindler on arrival at Lydda Airport, Israel (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)


  • Title: Oscar Schindler
  • Creator: Keystone
  • Date Created: 1962-05-01
  • Date Published: 2004-03-15
  • Provenance: Hulton Archive
  • Subject Keywords: Dollar, Saving, Welcome, Character, Single, People, Vertical, Black And White, War, Human Hand, Israel, Germany, Family, German Culture, Frankfurt - Main, Judaism, Males, World War II, Responsibility, Nazism, Human Interest, 1960-1969

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