Catholic Herald Reporter
AFILM with an all-star cast is to he made about a virtually unknown German Catholic who saved more than 1.500 Jews from Nazi gas-ovens during the war, it was announced this week in London.
He is Oskar Schindler, 56. who has been acclaimed "the greatest living civilian hero of World War li". Herr Schindler is the only non-Jew to have a tree hearing his name planted in Tel Aviv's "Park of Heroes". He was also honoured by the Israeli Government last year with a citation thanking him "on behalf of the Jewish people and the Jewish nation all over the world."
A leading industrial engineer, he was put in charge of armaments factories in Germany and Poland. his main unskilled labour being Jewish victims of the SS and Gestapo. Through intrigue he saved hundreds of Jews. at one stage by building his own concentration camps to satisfy the authorities. and another by reclaiming 700 of his workers from Auschwitz.
Martin Gosch is to produce the picture in collaboration with Academy Award-winning Delebert Mann as director. I; will he called "To The Last Hours".