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Oscar Schindler

What beliefs did Schindler have to make him do what he did?

   Originally, Schindler was driven by a want for money. His driving force, however, turned to compassion as the true situation was revealed to him. What he could see was going to happen to the Jews and other 'undesirables' provoked his moral outrage. He was in a position to follow his conscience by buying the Jews' freedom and so did so. One can assume that Schindler had a value base that provided his code of living: believing in a higher law governing humanity than one militarily imposed; that everyone has an inalienable right to life; in freedom, equality and responsibility to others; in the power of money; and in the power of the individual to change a lot.

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