Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Power of One: Oskar Schindler



He saved hundreds one name at a time. Oskar Schindler

7 comments:

Egan said...

This guy was amazing. If he was alive, I would make Mel Gibson chat with him for his little community service gig.

GirlGoyle said...

I guess he's proof that even in greedy money driven people there is some good.

puerileuwaite said...

"Shindler's List" is a movie that I cannot watch without getting very emotional. At the end, where the actors and the people (or family of) they portrayed are putting rocks on his grave in tribute? Never fails to bring tears to my eyes.

And I'm not a very emotional guy, normally.

Oskar Schindler is a great example of ordinary, flawed people doing incredibly selfless deeds for humanity. I watch it when I'm in severe need of a reality check.

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"I did the same thing that Oskar Schindler did. I supplied munitions to the Germans. Only my bombs worked, damn it!" - Mr. Burns, The Simpsons

Bre said...

There are certain books that I have on a shelf. They are books that I wept through, books that I'll probably never pick up to read again because I wept through them. Schindler's List is one of the few on that shelf. So very powerful!

JJ said...

It is amazing, but every now and then man's inner voice speaks loud enough to be heard over the propaganda. Who knows, it might even happen here someday.

Party Girl said...

Egan: Yes, he was. It just goes to show what one person has the power to do.

GG: Exactly. He certainly wasn't perfect, however, his inner voice spoke up and saved hundreds.

P: That is one that I get very emotional over also. Simply makes me weep.

Bre: I haven't read this book, but I know what you mean about the books that simply make you weep and weep and love the written word at the same time.

JJ: Yes, it is nice to hear and see when this happens. It would be nice if something like this could be done today.

Not to get on a political kick, but I was wondering the other day what we will find out in 5-10-20-30 years from now in regards to what the Bush administration really thought about what was going on.

puerileuwaite said...

By that time, we can simply ask the current one, President Jenna Bush.

Remember PG, anyone can grow up to be President. Especially if your name is Bush or Cheney, and you have the Republican party in you back pocket kissing your ass.

Just ask the current "Idiot in Chief".

(Whew! That felt good! Please forgive the rant. I needed to do this.)