History Film / SchindlersList

2nd Sep '16 10:03:26 AM matruz
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* CoversAlwaysLie: A minor one: The smaller hand in the movie poster the little girl in the red coat's one, as if she was one of the people saved by Schindler, in the movie she died during the Ghetto massacre.
13th Aug '16 2:18:33 AM MAI742
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* UndeadAuthor: Why one character argues the Nazis can not really be killing everyone, because then who would be telling the stories about them killing everyone? Poor fool... Part TruthInTelevision: the hundreds of thousands of camp survivors '''did''' tell the stories - as witnesses in war crimes trials.

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* UndeadAuthor: Why one character argues the Nazis can not really be killing everyone, because then who would be telling the stories about them killing everyone? Poor fool... Part TruthInTelevision: the hundreds of thousands of camp survivors '''did''' tell the stories - as witnesses in war crimes trials.everyone?
13th Aug '16 2:14:53 AM MAI742
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* CatchPhrase: Every Schindler Jew was eventually classified as an "essential worker" - even the children, who (according to Schindler) were the only ones with fingers small enough to polish the inside of a shell casing. This status was the group's only protection against death by execution or in the concentration camps.

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* CatchPhrase: Every Schindler Jew was eventually classified as an "essential worker" - even the children, who (according to Schindler) were the only ones with fingers small enough to polish the inside of a shell casing. This status was the group's only protection against death reposession by execution or in the concentration camps.SS Chief Business Office and euthanasia (if unfit for rental) or rental to an employer who would work them until they were unfit (beause they could be exchanged for fresh slaves for free) or dead.



** Stern escapes being shipped to the camps because Schindler learns he's been rounded up and gets to the train station just in time to browbeat a couple of SS men into releasing him.

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** Stern escapes being shipped to the camps an extermination facility because Schindler learns he's been rounded up and gets to the train station just in time to browbeat a couple of SS men into releasing him.



* FanDisservice: The film contains male and female full frontal nudity, but this is during the concentration camps entrance process, thus lacking any eroticism. This being despite the actors having normal healthy bodies, [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality visibly clean, trimmed and hairless]] in the scene with the trainload of women being sent to the showers[[note]]the vast majority of women in the 1940s did not shave their body hair and the handful who did were wealthy socialites or [[HighClassCallGirl luxury prostitutes]], not hungry, unwashed and lousy work camp prisoners[[/note]]. They did not recreate realistically the scene ''to avoid scaring the viewers to the verge of heart attack'', as the image of RealLife exhausted and starved prisoners naked and full of lice would be as horrible as traditional depictions of Hell.

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* FanDisservice: The film contains male and female full frontal nudity, but this is during the concentration camps entrance process, thus lacking any eroticism. This being despite the actors having normal healthy bodies, [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality visibly clean, trimmed and hairless]] in the scene with the trainload of women being sent to the showers[[note]]the vast majority of women in the 1940s did not shave their body hair and the handful who did were wealthy socialites or [[HighClassCallGirl luxury prostitutes]], not hungry, unwashed and lousy work camp prisoners[[/note]]. They did not recreate the scene realistically the scene ''to to avoid scaring the viewers to the verge of heart attack'', as the image of RealLife exhausted and starved prisoners naked and full of lice would be as horrible as traditional depictions of Hell.distressing viewers.
13th Aug '16 2:06:14 AM MAI742
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In sharp contrast to Hugo Boss, Siemens, Volkswagen, and the other employers of "Undesirable" slave labor (i.e. every company in Germany) Schindler actively endeavoured to keep his workforce alive and even preserve 'unskilled' workers who were not useful to him. The film's title comes from the "lists" he kept of skilled workers that he could not afford to lose--those lists eventually grew to include every one of his workers, their families, and the investors who had helped him buy the factory. At great personal risk and financial cost (he bankrupted himself ), Schindler saved more than a thousand people from the SS.

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In sharp contrast to Hugo Boss, Siemens, Volkswagen, Ford, and the other employers of "Undesirable" slave labor (i.e. every major company in wartime Germany) Schindler actively endeavoured to keep his workforce alive and even preserve 'unskilled' workers who were not actually useful to him. The film's title comes from the "lists" he kept of skilled workers that he could not afford to lose--those lists eventually grew to include every one of his workers, their families, and the investors who had helped him buy the factory. At great personal risk and financial cost (he bankrupted himself ), Schindler saved more than a thousand people from being worked to death as slaves rented from the SS.SS Main Business Directorate by German companies.
17th Jul '16 7:54:26 PM KingClark
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* AdaptationalHeroism: A nominal example. In spite of Amon Goeth's atrocities shown in the film, compared to what happened in RealLife, his monstrous actions are presented a much more mundane light (while still remaining creepy and unsympathetic). The real Goeth was something of a CardCarryingVillain in that many of his actions against his prisoners (such as feeding them alive to his dogs) were considered [[RealityIsUnrealistic too unrealistic]] to show on film. It speaks volumes about him as a person that his portrayal as a monster in in the film is a {{Historical Villain|Upgrade}} ''[[InvertedTrope Downgrade]]'' from what actually happened.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Ironically enough, Oskar Schindler gets a bit of this when compared to what happened in RealLife. The real Schindler was in favor of saving as many Jewish people as he could from the beginning. In the film, he's not immediately concerned with what's happening until he understands the full extent of what the Nazis are doing. Obviously, this is done for the sake of the movie's narrative rather than to disrespect Schindler's legacy.
16th Jun '16 8:08:00 PM Fireblood
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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. Anecdotal evidence also suggests Schindler was secretly a member, or at least an associate, 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. Anecdotal evidence also suggests Schindler was secretly also a member, or at least an associate, 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.



** The one-armed old man who personally thanks Schindler for giving him a job, the next day he is executed by SS officers, because.

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** The one-armed old man who personally thanks Schindler for giving him a job, the job-the next day he is executed shot by SS officers, just because.
11th Jun '16 8:01:04 AM TotemicHero
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15th May '16 1:44:02 PM KingZeal
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* SurvivorshipBias: The film and its entire premise runs on this trope; its focus is on a small number (by comparison) of Jews that were spared the Holocaust thanks to Schindler's actions. This example proves TropesAreNotBad, because if one wants nothing but depressing news about the Holocaust, you can certainly find it elsewhere.
10th Apr '16 10:41:01 AM LeedsKing
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In sharp contrast to Hugo Boss, Siemens, Volkswagon, and the other employers of "Undesirable" slave labor (i.e. every company in Germany) Schindler actively endeavoured to keep his workforce alive and even preserve 'unskilled' workers who were not useful to him. The film's title comes from the "lists" he kept of skilled workers that he could not afford to lose--those lists eventually grew to include every one of his workers, their families, and the investors who had helped him buy the factory. At great personal risk and financial cost (he bankrupted himself ), Schindler saved more than a thousand people from the SS.

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In sharp contrast to Hugo Boss, Siemens, Volkswagon, Volkswagen, and the other employers of "Undesirable" slave labor (i.e. every company in Germany) Schindler actively endeavoured to keep his workforce alive and even preserve 'unskilled' workers who were not useful to him. The film's title comes from the "lists" he kept of skilled workers that he could not afford to lose--those lists eventually grew to include every one of his workers, their families, and the investors who had helped him buy the factory. At great personal risk and financial cost (he bankrupted himself ), Schindler saved more than a thousand people from the SS.
10th Apr '16 10:35:30 AM LeedsKing
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** While Goeth's men are digging up and burning all the corpses buried near the Plaszow camp, one of them starts raving wildly and shooting at the massive pyre.

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** While Goeth's men are digging up and burning all the corpses buried near the Plaszow Płaszów camp, one of them starts raving wildly and shooting at the massive pyre.



** Julius Madritsch, the other kindly industrialist who ultimately decides not to collaborate with Schindler, did in fact save many hundreds of his workers and other Jewish prisoners by granting them a haven in his sewing workshop and helping to smuggle them out of the ghetto to freedom. Among other schemes, he had his workers' children smuggled into the workshop in cloth sacks, and had around 100 of their names added to Schindler's list before the liquidation of Plaszow. Like Oskar and Emilie Schindler, he was honoured as a "Righteous Among the Nations".

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** Julius Madritsch, the other kindly industrialist who ultimately decides not to collaborate with Schindler, did in fact save many hundreds of his workers and other Jewish prisoners by granting them a haven in his sewing workshop and helping to smuggle them out of the ghetto to freedom. Among other schemes, he had his workers' children smuggled into the workshop in cloth sacks, and had around 100 of their names added to Schindler's list before the liquidation of Plaszow.Płaszów. Like Oskar and Emilie Schindler, he was honoured as a "Righteous Among the Nations".



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Stern never drinks, and is even called out by Schindler for this. When Schindler learns that everyone in the Plaszow camp (including Stern) is to be sent to Auschwitz, he says he was planning to have a drink with Stern after the war. Stern decides to take him up on the offer then and there, not knowing if he will live that long.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Stern never drinks, and is even called out by Schindler for this. When Schindler learns that everyone in the Plaszow Płaszów camp (including Stern) is to be sent to Auschwitz, he says he was planning to have a drink with Stern after the war. Stern decides to take him up on the offer then and there, not knowing if he will live that long.
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