History Film / SchindlersList

9th May '17 1:27:12 PM Faar
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** Not long after Amon Goeth is introduced, he faces an issue where a female Jewish engineer (Diana Reitner) argues with German soldiers. She claims that the foundation of a barrack has to be torn down and be repoured. Else, the barrack will collapse. Goeth has her executed, even when his soldiers say they need her, claiming he won't argue with 'these people'. Than he orders to do exactly as she said. This establises him as someone with complete disregard for the lives of Jews, even though he implicitly admits they certainly have knowledge and skills.
21st Apr '17 8:31:42 AM JBK405
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* WhatNowEnding: The Schindler Jews, now jobless, are approached by a Soviet who yells out his boilerplate announcement of their liberation. He then goes off-script and confides that most people despise Jews now, but they ''might'' have luck finding food in the next town over.

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* WhatNowEnding: The At the end, the Schindler Jews, now jobless, Jews are approached by a lone Soviet soldier on horseback who yells out his a boilerplate announcement of their liberation. He then goes off-script and confides that most people still despise Jews now, the Jews, but they ''might'' have luck finding food in the next town over.
15th Apr '17 6:44:04 AM leraluna
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* BlessedWithSuck: Helen Hirsch is spared from living in the horrible conditions of Płaszów when she's hired as Goeth's maid but has to live with that violent, psychotic jerk of her master. Even worse, since he [[Villainous crush took a shine for her]] Schindler points out that he won't kill her, but since he's forbidden to act on it, he reacts by being even more cruel to the poor girl. There's a reason why Itzhak Stern once mentioned Helen Hirsch being the “most unfortunate of all the inmates of the kids camp.”

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* BlessedWithSuck: Helen Hirsch is spared from living in the horrible conditions of Płaszów when she's hired as Goeth's maid but has to live with that violent, psychotic jerk of her master. Even worse, since he [[Villainous crush [[VillainousCrush took a shine for her]] Schindler points out that he won't kill her, but since he's forbidden to act on it, he reacts by being even more cruel to the poor girl. There's a reason why Itzhak Stern once mentioned Helen Hirsch being the “most “''most unfortunate of all the inmates of the kids camp.camp''.
15th Apr '17 6:43:13 AM leraluna
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: To the limited extent to which he is able to feel an emotion such as love, Amon for Helen. It being unrequited is understandable, seeing as he was a violent serial killer.

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: To the limited extent to which he is able to feel an emotion such as love, Amon for Helen. It being unrequited Helen, which is understandable, seeing as he was a violent serial killer.killer who made her life miserable.
* AlmostKiss: Goeth almost kisses his Jewish maid Helen on a moment when he was confessing his twisted attraction but ends up beating her senseless instead.



* BigBad: Amon Goeth is Schindler's primary opposition.

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* BigBad: Amon Goeth is Schindler's primary opposition.opposition and the main antagonist in Płaszów's arc. Arguably, NaziGermany's elite and AdolfHitler are the BiggerBad.



* BlessedWithSuck: Helen Hirsch is spared from living in the horrible conditions of Płaszów when she's hired as Goeth's maid but has to live with that violent, psychotic jerk of her master. Even worse, since he [[Villainous crush took a shine for her]] Schindler points out that he won't kill her, but since he's forbidden to act on it, he reacts by being even more cruel to the poor girl. There's a reason why Itzhak Stern once mentioned Helen Hirsch being the “most unfortunate of all the inmates of the kids camp.”



* BrokenAce: Goeth.



* DomesticAbuse: Amon Goeth to Helen Hirsch. Implied MurderersAreRapists.

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* DomesticAbuse: Amon Goeth to regularly abuses his Jewish maid Helen Hirsch. Implied MurderersAreRapists.Hirsch even if he's romantically interested in her.



** The film however includes also sex scenes between Schindler and his mistress and Goel and his lover than contain erotic nudity.

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** The film however includes also sex scenes between Schindler and his mistress and Goel Goeth and his lover than contain erotic nudity.nudity.
* FireForgedFriendship: At the end, this is the relationship between Stern and Schindler. The thing that after making the list they share a drink together when Stern previously refused seals their friendship.


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* HiredForTheirLooks: Schindler is looking for a secretary for his new business, but appears clear that he's looking specifically for a SexySecretary and ends up surrendered by a bunch of [[HelloNurse very attractive girls]]. Since he can't decide which of them keep​, he ''hires them all''.
** In a far less humouristic fashion, when Goeth is looking for an housemaid (read: house slave) among the Jewish inmates, he picks the prettiest of the bunch despite she declared of not having experience with housekeeping.


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* StreetUrchin: Adam Levy, the brave young kid that is a GuileHero in his own right as he smuggles Chaja Dresner and her daughter Danka to a safer zone and cheats Amon Goeth blaming a dead mean for a stolen hen in the camp.
15th Apr '17 5:50:14 AM leraluna
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* GratuitousGerman: Some German vocabulary (mostly when referring to people of power) is kept in the English dialogues to make the atmosphere more believable.


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** Both Stern and Poldek Pfefferberg are prone to scheme and lie to get away with saving people or smuggling essential goods.


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** Near the end, when requested by Schindler to give her to him, Among Goeth was considering mercy-killing his Jewish maid instead of sending her to Auschwitz.


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* SexySecretary: Wiktoria Klonowska, Schindler's mistress definitely is. Schindler purposefully hires pretty girls overlooking the homely (but often more skilled) ones.
12th Apr '17 12:33:40 AM Golondrina
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->''"I knew the people who worked for me...When you know people, you have to behave toward them like human beings".''

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->''"I knew the people who worked for me... When you know people, you have to behave toward them like human beings".''



* LesCollaborateurs: Subverted with one boy who was a member of The Jewish Police. He hides Danka Dresner Nazis, then afterwards takes her and her mother Chaja to "the good line" so they'll be put to work instead of being executed..



* LesCollaborateurs: Subverted with one boy who was a member of The Jewish Police. He hides Danka Dresner Nazis, then afterwards takes her and her mother Chaja to "the good line" so they'll be put to work instead of being executed..
5th Mar '17 1:06:51 PM rjd1922
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* [[HistoricalDowngrade Historical Hero Downgrade]]: In RealLife Schindler knew about the mass murder of Jews from the outset (they began almost immediately in 1939; historical debate concerns asking from what point "mass murder" turned into KillEmAll) and did not need convincing by Stern or experience to save them. He was also in contact with several Jewish groups in other countries trying to make them aware of what was happening. Schindler was also a member of the UsefulNotes/{{Abwehr}}, German military intelligence, which was run by one Admiral Canaris, who was [[MoleInCharge secretly a member]] of the ant-Nazi German Resistance. Schindler knew ''exactly'' what the Nazis were like before the war even started.

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* [[HistoricalDowngrade Historical Hero Downgrade]]: In RealLife Schindler knew about the mass murder of Jews from the outset (they began almost immediately in 1939; historical debate concerns asking from what point "mass murder" turned into KillEmAll) and did not need convincing by Stern or experience to save them. He was also in contact with several Jewish groups in other countries trying to make them aware of what was happening. Schindler was also a member of the UsefulNotes/{{Abwehr}}, German military intelligence, which was run by one Admiral Canaris, who was [[MoleInCharge secretly a member]] of the ant-Nazi anti-Nazi German Resistance. Schindler knew ''exactly'' what the Nazis were like before the war even started.
10th Feb '17 2:05:13 PM matruz
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* MightyWhitey: Even though the film is supposed to showcase Jewish suffering during the Holocaust, goy, Oskar Schindler, and his plans to save his staff is the real focus of the movie.
7th Feb '17 7:11:44 PM jamespolk
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* FreakOut: The SS soldier in the scene of mass burning of bodies is quite literally DrivenToMadness. This is a case of RealityIsUnrealistic - the image [[ThoseWackyNazis of the typical Nazi]] is usually one of {{Punch Clock Villain}}y, devotedly efficient, remorseless and robotic, and somewhat less frequently [[EvilFeelsGood taking explicit joy in their victims' suffering]], yet survivor tales quickly point out the way SS guardsmen lost their temper and went into bouts of hysteria after a particularly disgusting mass killing and how often this did happen.

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* FreakOut: The SS soldier in the scene of mass burning of bodies is quite literally DrivenToMadness. This is a case of RealityIsUnrealistic - the image [[ThoseWackyNazis of the typical Nazi]] is usually one of {{Punch Clock Villain}}y, devotedly efficient, remorseless and robotic, and somewhat less frequently [[EvilFeelsGood taking explicit joy in their victims' suffering]], yet survivor tales quickly point out the way SS guardsmen lost their temper and went into bouts of hysteria after a particularly disgusting mass killing and how often this did happen.[[note]]As it happens, the gas chamber method of industrial mass killing was invented by Himmler and the SS specifically for this reason. The SS had gone into the Soviet Union in 1941 massacring hundreds of thousands of Jews in mass shootings. The strain this was putting on the SS ''Einsatzgruppen'' led Himmler and Heydrich to come up with a more "industrial" method.[[/note]]
5th Feb '17 4:05:34 PM Macecurb
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** He was actually so bad that the Nazis fired him for being too inhumane...

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** [[EvenEvilHasStandards He was actually so bad that the Nazis fired him for being too inhumane... inhumane...]]
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