100+ Oskar Schindler Quotes From The Schindler’s List Movie

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Born on April 28, 1908 in Austria-Hungary, Oskar Schindler was a German specialist and individual from the Nazi party who constructed his profession on discovering chances to get rich. He was additionally known for his womanizing and his unnecessary drinking. Not the sort of individual you’d picture as a saint, correct? Regardless of his defects, he was a kind person who spared more than 1,100 Jews life during the Holocaust in World War II. Maybe it was a direct result of his misleading character that his story is made all the more extravagant.

Oskar Schindler began as a wartime profiteer, having gained an enamelware industrial facility in Poland in 1939. At the tallness of his business, Schindler had 1,750 laborers under his work (in which) 1000 of them were Jewish laborers. After some time, his day by day associations with his Jewish specialists provoked him to utilize his political associations as a previous German government agent and his riches to influence Nazi officials to keep his laborers from being extradited and killed.

Through different Jewish directors came what was known as “Schindler’s List,” despite the fact that as a general rule, there were nine separate records and Schindler, at the time, did not administer the subtleties since he was imprisoned for doubt of remuneration. Despite the fact that Schindler himself might not have composed the vast majority of the rundowns, he was “by and by in charge of the reality there was a rundown” fights Schindler creator Thomas Keneally. It is accounted for that the German agent basically utilized the vast majority of his fortune — 4 million German imprints — to spare Jewish lives

After the war got over, a poverty stricken Schindler moved to West Germany where he got money related help from Jewish alleviation associations. He attempted to move to the United States, but since he hosted been a piece of the Nazi Get-together, he was denied section. In the wake of acquiring incomplete repayment for his costs he caused during the war, Schindler had the option to emigrate to Buenos Aires, Argentina, taking his better half, paramour and twelve of his Jewish laborers (otherwise known as “Schindler Jews”). There, he set up another life, where he was occupied with cultivating crops for a short period.

He left his significant others and Emilie in Argentina to discover fortune back in Germany, yet in spite of his endeavors, his different organizations over and again fizzled. Once more, he needed to rely upon the philanthropy of the Schindler Jews, a large number of whom he was still in contact with, to help his prosperity. In 1963, that year he looked into going chapter 11, he was respected by the State of Israel as Righteous among the Nations, an honor for non-Jews who helped spare Jews during the Holocaust. After a year, he suffered a heart attack and invested his energy in a better recovery.

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“No doorman or Maître D’ will ever mistake you again. I promise.”

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“Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don’t.”

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“That’s power, Amon. That is power.”

Oskar Schindler popular quotes “I could have gotten one more person… and I didn’t! And I… I didn’t!”

Oskar Schindler quotes “What day is it? Friday? It is Friday, isn’t it?”

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“[To Pfefferberg] Boxed teas are good, coffee, pâté, um, kielbasa sausage, cheeses, Beluga caviar. And of course, who could live without German cigarettes,as
many as you can find. And some more fresh fruit – the real rarities, oranges, lemons, pineapples. I need several boxes of Cuban cigars, the best. And dark
unsweetened chocolate, not in the shape of lady fingers, the chunk chocolate, big as my hand. You sample it at wine tastings. We’re going to need lots of
cognac, the best – Hennessy. Dom Pérignon champagne. Get L’Espadon sardines. And, oh, try to find nylon stockings.”

“It is my distinct pleasure to announce the fully operational status of Deutsche Emailwaren Fabrik – manufacturers of superior enamelware crockery, expressly
designed and crafted for military use, utilizing only the most modern equipment. DEF’s staff of highly skilled and experienced artisans and journeymen
deliver a product of unparalleled quality, enabling me to proffer with absolute confidence and pride, a full line of field and kitchen ware unsurpassable in
all respects by my competitors. See attached list and available colors. Anticipating the enclosed bids will meet with your approval, and looking forward to a
long and mutually prosperous association, I extend to you, in advance, my sincerest gratitude and very best regards. Oskar Schindler.”

“[To Gestapo men, as they are arresting him] I’m not saying you’ll regret it, but you might. You should be aware of that.”

“I violated the Race and Resettlement Act. Though I doubt anyone can point out the actual provision to me. I kissed a Jewish girl.”

“The train with the women has already left Plaszów and will be arriving here very shortly. I know you’ve had a long journey, but it’s only a short walk
further to the factory where hot soup and bread is waiting for you. Welcome to Brinnlitz.”

“What are you doing? These are mine. These are my workers. They should be on my train. They’re skilled munitions workers. They’re essential. Essential girls.
Their fingers polish the insides of shell metal casings. How else am I to polish the inside of a 45 millimeter shell casing? You tell me. You tell me!”

“[To Brinnlitz guards] Under Department W provisions, it is unlawful to kill a worker without just cause. Under the Businesses Compensation Fund, I am
entitled to file damage claims for such deaths. If you shoot without thinking, you go to prison, I get paid. That’s how it works. So, there will be no
summary executions here. There will be no interference of any kind with production. In hopes of ensuring that, guards will no longer be allowed on the
factory floor without my authorization. [To the Commanding Officer, Josef Liepold] For your cooperation, you have my gratitude.”

“[To Rabbi Lewartow] Sun’s going down. … What day is today? Friday? It is Friday, isn’t it? … What’s the matter with you? You should be preparing for the
Sabbath, shouldn’t you? I’ve got some wine in my office. Come.”

“The unconditional surrender of Germany has just been announced. At midnight tonight, the war is over. Tomorrow you’ll begin the process of looking for
survivors of your families. In most cases … you won’t find them. After six long years of murder, victims are being mourned throughout the world. We’ve
survived. Many of you have come up to me and thanked me. Thank yourselves. Thank your fearless Stern, and others among you who worried about you and faced
death at every moment. I am a member of the Nazi Party. I’m a munitions manufacturer. I’m a profiteer of slave labor. I am … a criminal. At midnight, you’ll
be free and I’ll be hunted. I shall remain with you until five minutes after midnight, after which time – and I hope you’ll forgive me – I have to flee. [To
the factory’s SS guards] I know you have received orders from our commandant, which he has received from his superiors, to dispose of the population of this
camp. Now would be the time to do it. Here they are; they’re all here. This is your opportunity. … Or, you could leave, and return to your families as men
instead of murderers. [The guards gradually exit; he addresses the workers again] In memory of the countless victims among your people, I ask us to observe
three minutes of silence.”

“That’s what the Emperor said. A man steals something, he’s brought in before the Emperor, he throws himself down on the ground. He begs for his life, he knows he’s going to die. And the Emperor… pardons him. This worthless man, he lets him go.”

“I could have got more out. I could have got more. I don’t know. If I’d just… I could have got more.”

“If I’d made more money… I threw away so much money. You have no idea. If I’d just…”

“I didn’t do enough!”

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“This car. Goeth would have bought this car. Why did I keep the car? Ten people right there. Ten people. Ten more people.”

“This pin. Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would have given me two for it, at least one. One more person. A person, Stern. For this.”

“The unconditional surrender of Germany has just been announced. At midnight tonight, the war is over. Tomorrow you’ll begin the process of looking for survivors of your families. In most cases… you won’t find them. After six long years of murder, victims are being mourned throughout the world. We’ve survived. Many of you have come up to me and thanked me. Thank yourselves. Thank your fearless Stern, and others among you who worried about you and faced death at every moment. I am a member of the Nazi Party. I’m a munitions manufacturer. I’m a profiteer of slave labor. I am… a criminal. At midnight, you’ll be free and I’ll be hunted. I shall remain with you until five minutes after midnight, after which time – and I hope you’ll forgive me – I have to flee.”

“I know you have received orders from our commandant, which he has received from his superiors, to dispose of the population of this camp. Now would be the time to do it. Here they are; they’re all here. This is your opportunity. Or, you could leave, and return to your families as men instead of murderers.”

“In memory of the countless victims among your people, I ask us to observe three minutes of silence.”

“In every business I tried, I can see now, it wasn’t me that failed. Something was missing. Even if I’d known what it was, there’s nothing I could have done about it because you can’t create this thing. And it makes all the difference in the world between success and failure.”

“[Schindler kisses his wife’s hand and smiles] War.”

“How are you doing, Rabbi?”

“The sun is going down.”

“What’s the matter with you? You should be preparing for the Sabbath, shouldn’t you. I’ve got some wine in my office. Come.”

“Stern, if this factory ever produces a shell that can actually be fired, I’ll be very unhappy.”

“My father was fond of saying you need three things in life – a good doctor, a forgiving priest, and a clever accountant. The first two, I’ve never had much use for.”

“These people. My people. I want my people.”

“I am sorry for your troubles, Helen.”

“Accepted them?”

“No, he won’t shoot you.”

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“He won’t shoot you because he enjoys you too much. He enjoys you so much he won’t even let you wear the star. He doesn’t want anyone to know it’s a Jew he’s enjoying. He shot the woman from the steps because she meant nothing to him. She was just one of a series neither offending him or pleasing him.”

“What are you doing? These are mine. These are my workers. They should be on my train. They’re skilled munitions workers. They’re essential. Essential girls!”

“Their fingers polish the inside of shell metal casings. How else am I to polish the inside of a 45 millimeter shell casing? You tell me. You tell me!”

“I could try to read this or I could eat my lunch while it’s still hot. We’re doing well?”

“Better this month than last?”

“Well, I’m a German, so there we are.”

“No, there’s one more name I want to put there. I’ll never find a maid as well trained as her at Brinnlitz. They are all country girls.”

“One hand of 21. If you win, I pay you 7400 Reichmarks. Hit a natural and I make it 14800. If I win, the girl goes on my list.”

“She’s going to Auschwitz on Number Two anyway. What difference does it make?”

“Are you mad? Amon, you can’t take her to Vienna with you.”

“Look, all you have to do is tell me what it’s worth to you. What’s a person worth to you?”

“Of course! I’d say I’d get you one but the man who made it’s probably dead.”

“[addressing two unco-operative Nazi officers at the train station] Gentlemen, thank you very much. I think I can guarantee you, you’ll both be in Southern Russia before the end of the month. Good day.”

“Good-bye!”

“That’s not what I was going to say. I made Goeth promise to put in a good word for you. Nothing bad is going to happen to you there, you’ll receive special treatment.”

“Preferential treatment. All right? Do we have to create a new language?”

“By the way, don’t *ever* do that to me again. Didn’t you notice that man only had one arm?”

“What’s his use?”

“I’d make sure it’s known the company’s in business. I’d see that it had a certain panache. That’s what I’m good at. Not the work, not the work… the presentation.”

“You’d leave a lady alone at a table in a place like this?”

“Sweetheart, you’re the picture of loneliness.”

“If you were still were still working for me, I’d expect you to talk me out of it. It’s costing me a fortune.”

“They won’t soon forget the name “Oskar Schindler” around here. “Oskar Schindler,” they’ll say, “Everybody remembers him. He did something extraordinary. He did what no one else did. He came with nothing, a suitcase, and built a bankrupt company into a major manufactory. And left with a steamer trunk, two steamer trunks, of money. All the riches of the world.”

“What do you say we get your fire hoses out here and hose down the cars? Indulge me.”

“What if I got here five minutes later? Then where would I be?”

“Why do you drink that motor oil? I send you good stuff all the time. Your liver’s going to explode like a grenade.”

“[Puts a a bag of diamonds down as a bribe] I’m not making any judgments about you. I just know that in the coming months, people are going to need more portable wealth.”

“I’m protected by powerful friends. You should know that.”

“Yeah, what’s that?”

“Well, you know, you’ve been through it. You could make things easier for me. I’d be grateful.”

“So the man can turn out a hinge in less than a minute, why the long story?”

“What was that about the SS? The rate? The what?”

“But it’s less. It’s less than what I would pay to a Pole.”

“That’s the point I’m trying to make. Poles cost more. Why should I hire Poles?”

“I kissed a Jewish girl.”

“War brings out the worst in people.”

“I go to work the other day. Nobody’s there. Nobody tells me about this, I have to find out. I have to go in… everybody’s gone.”

“They’re MINE! Every day that goes by I’m losing money, every worker that is shot cost’s me money, I have to find somebody else, I have to train them.”

“It’s bad business.”

“Would it do any good?”

“He was a Metal-Press Operator! Quite skilled.”

“These people. My people. I want my people.”

“I am sorry for your troubles, Helen.”

“No, he won’t shoot you.”

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“He won’t shoot you because he enjoys you too much. He enjoys you so much he won’t even let you wear the star. He doesn’t want anyone to know it’s a Jew he’s enjoying. He shot the woman from the steps because she meant nothing to him. She was just one of a series neither offending him or pleasing him.”

“Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don’t.”

“That’s what the Emperor said. A man steals something, he’s brought in before the Emperor, he throws himself down on the ground. He begs for his life, he knows he’s going to die. And the Emperor… pardons him. This worthless man, he lets him go.”

“That’s power, Amon. That is power.”

“I’ve been speaking to Goeth.”

“That’s not what I was going to say. I made Goeth promise to put in a good word for you. Nothing bad is going to happen to you there, you’ll receive special treatment.”

“Preferential treatment. All right? Do we have to create a new language?”

“Well, I’m a German, so there we are.”

“My father was fond of saying you need three things in life – a good doctor, a forgiving priest, and a clever accountant. The first two, I’ve never had much use for.”

“The unconditional surrender of Germany has just been announced. At midnight tonight, the war is over. Tomorrow you’ll begin the process of looking for survivors of your families. In most cases… you won’t find them. After six long years of murder, victims are being mourned throughout the world. We’ve survived. Many of you have come up to me and thanked me. Thank yourselves. Thank your fearless Stern, and others among you who worried about you and faced death at every moment. I am a member of the Nazi Party. I’m a munitions manufacturer. I’m a profiteer of slave labor. I am… a criminal. At midnight, you’ll be free and I’ll be hunted. I shall remain with you until five minutes after midnight, after which time – and I hope you’ll forgive me – I have to flee.”

“I know you have received orders from our commandant, which he has received from his superiors, to dispose of the population of this camp. Now would be the time to do it. Here they are; they’re all here. This is your opportunity. Or, you could leave, and return to your families as men instead of murderers.”

“In memory of the countless victims among your people, I ask us to observe three minutes of silence.”

“Of course! I’d say I’d get you one but the man who made it’s probably dead.”

“They won’t soon forget the name “Oskar Schindler” around here. “Oskar Schindler,” they’ll say, “everybody remembers him. He did something extraordinary. He did what no one else did. He came with nothing, a suitcase, and built a bankrupt company into a major manufactory. And left with a steamer trunk, two steamer trunks, of money. All the riches of the world.””

“Yeah, what’s that?”

“Well, you know, you’ve been through it. You could make things easier for me. I’d be grateful.”

“What are you doing? These are mine. These are my workers. They should be on my train. They’re skilled ammunition workers. They’re essential. Essential girls!”

“Their fingers polish the inside of shell metal casings. How else am I to polish the inside of a 45 millimeter shell casing? You tell me. You tell me!”

“I could try to read this, or I could eat my lunch while it’s still hot. We’re doing well?”

“Better this month than last?”

“Any reason to think next month will be worse?”

“What if I got here five minutes later? Then where would I be?”

“What do you say we get your fire hoses out here and hose down the cars? Indulge me.”

“How are you doing Rabbi?”

“The sun is going down.”

“What day is it? Friday? It is Friday, isn’t it?”

“What’s the matter with you? You should be preparing for the Sabbath, shouldn’t you. I’ve got some wine in my office. Come.”

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