Oskar Schindler

1908 - 1974

Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was a German industrialist and a member of the Nazi Party who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories in occupied Poland and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. He is the subject of the 1982 novel Schindler's Ark and its 1993 film adaptation, Schindler's List, which reflected his life as an opportunist initially motivated by profit, who came to show extraordinary initiative, tenacity, courage, and dedication to save the lives of his Jewish employees. Schindler grew up in Zwittau, Moravia, and worked in several trades until he joined the Abwehr, the military intelligence service of Nazi Germany, in 1936. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oskar Schindler has received more than 8,703,258 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Oskar Schindler ranks 2 out of 481Before him are Howard Hughes. After him are George Soros, Pierre de Coubertin, Cecil Rhodes, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Ingvar Kamprad, John D. Rockefeller, Sepp Blatter, Aristotle Onassis, and Vince McMahon.

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Among people born in 1908, Oskar Schindler ranks 2Before him is Simone de Beauvoir. After him are James Stewart, Enver Hoxha, Abraham Maslow, Salvador Allende, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Lyndon B. Johnson, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Skorzeny, Ian Fleming, and Lev Landau. Among people deceased in 1974, Oskar Schindler ranks 1After him are Charles Lindbergh, Georgy Zhukov, Georges Pompidou, Juan Perón, James Chadwick, Vittorio De Sica, Pär Lagerkvist, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, U Thant, Rudolf Dassler, and Amin al-Husseini.

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Among people born in Czechia, Oskar Schindler ranks 5 out of 445Before him are Sigmund Freud (1856), Franz Kafka (1883), Gustav Mahler (1860), and Gregor Mendel (1822). After him are Milan Kundera (1929), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Václav Havel (1936), John of Nepomuk (1350), Miloš Forman (1932), Ernst Mach (1838), and Karel Čapek (1890).


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