"Save one life and you save the world"
Dark tide of evil swept over Europe
Eclipsing light and truth
Nazi jack-boots stamping down
Upon necks of innocence, oppressing
SS and Gestapo spreading terror
For Jews... Hitler's final solution.
German businessman Schindler
Successful, enjoying wealthy lifestyle
Wining, dining in best restaurants
Making love to beautiful women
Driving fast cars, friend of SS officers
Using black market making huge profits.
When he witnessed treatment of Jews
Made to wear yellow Star of David
Humiliated, beaten in the streets
Living in ghettos, caged like zoo animals
Transported in cattle trucks to death camps
Divine light flicked on in his heart.
Seeing evil tried to rescue Jews
Bought factory employing Jewish labour
Saving them from gas chamber
Making list of names, bribing SS
Risking torture and execution
Saving as many Jews as he could.
His Jews called themselves 'Schindler's Juden'
When war ended Israel honoured him
With title ‘Righteous Person.'
He planted a tree in Avenue of the Righteous
One man's stand against evil.
Oskar Schindler is buried in Israel.
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