Schindler's List, produced by Steven Spielberg, is one of the greatest movies of its time and will be remembered for many years to come. It is a story of a German Nazi, Oscar Schindler, who saves many Jews by many selfless acts. With the help of a very skilled accountant, Itzhak Stern, Schindler starts a metal factory which made pots and later ammunition. By giving Jews a job at his metal factory during Holocaust, they were essential workers and were kept alive. I have never studied the Holocaust in detail, but I learned very much from this movie because I felt like I was there. Spielberg was able to portray the reality of the Holocaust through showing the unrestrained truth. Some may think that it is too violent and offensive, but it was necessary to portray what the Jews had to go through. There are parts in the movie where we also see the good in humankind. While the violence and cruelty in ?Schindler?s List? shows the reality of the Holocaust, a humanness of mankind can be seen through Amon Goeth, a German officer, and Oscar Schindler.
The violence in ?Schindler?s List? is overwhelming at times, but for the audience to catch the truth of the treatment of the Jews, it was necessary for Steven Spielberg to include it. He lets us into the mind of a high-ranking German soldier, Amon Goeth, and into a Jew?s heart. The morning after the Jews are moved from their ghetto, which was the first place they felt safe and secluded, Goeth stood on the balcony of his beautiful home
overlooking their camp. Inhaling the morning air, he notices a woman tying her shoe. He
unfeelingly pulls out his gun and shoots her. Next, he sees a woman resting from her hard work, sitting on a wooden box and, with no emotion, shoots her too. Suddenly, I could feel the horror and fear of the other workers and the sadness of the loved ones standing nearby. These women meant nothing to him and were of no value to him. It was almost like they were a sport and ...