The Holocaust: As depicted through the movie Schindler's List. How Schindler risked his own life, how was a hero, and how he protected the lives of the innocent

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Brutalized! Tormented! Antagonized! Manipulated! These, four intensely vindictive words, paint a most precise portrait of the treatment of the Jews involved in the Holocaust, a joyless and dreadful massacre. When the true meaning of the word Holocaust is expressed, chills run down the backs of young children and remorse occupies the hearts of numerous families. While at the same time, for these families to endure the agony of learning about an attempt to slaughter an entire "race" of people, positively puts them in an even bitter predicament. However, some light can luckily be shed upon this deplorable catastrophe when the name "Oscar Schindler " is spoken. He was the sole individual to rise up against the German chauvinistic adversaries of the Nazi party and aid as many Jews as humanly possible to their liberation. This "Oscar Schindler" - this man, could deserve no other title than hero for he had the bravery to do what needed to be done.

Furthermore, he is a hero for three main reasons. Schindler risked his own life to save the life of another, he had the compassion, attitude, and integrity that a hero should have, and most importantly, he protected the lives of those who unfortunately were forbade from protecting themselves.

Oscar Schindler risked his own life to save the life of another, and another, and yet, another Jew. Why did this man tangle with the chance of being killed? Schindler repetitiously placed his own life on the line to simply save others from their own death. By resisting Nazi propaganda and security parameters set up to control and annihilate the Jews, Oscar outwitted a number of people. Similarly, he used bribes in the shape of money and illegal black market goods, which flowed directly, yet secretly from him, to render...