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    I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system.
    — Oskar Schindler
    tags: power 
     
    If you saw a dog going to be crushed under a car, wouldn't you help him?
    — Oskar Schindler
    tags: help  dog 
     
    The persecution of Jews in occupied Poland meant that we could see horror emerging gradually in many ways. In 1939, they were forced to wear Jewish stars, and people were herded and shut up into ghettos. Then, in the years '41 and '42 there was plenty of public evidence of pure sadism. With people behaving like pigs, I felt the Jews were being destroyed. I had to help them. There was no choice.
    — Oskar Schindler
    tags: people  horror  choice  star  help  year 
     
    I knew the people who worked for me. When you know people, you have to behave towards them like human beings.
    — Oskar Schindler
    tags: people  human 
     
    I am the conscience of all those who knew something - but did nothing.
    — Oskar Schindler
    tags: conscience 
     
    Power is when you have every justification to kill someone, and then you don't.
    — Oskar Schindler
    tags: power 
     
    I hated the brutality, the sadism, and the insanity of Nazism. I just couldn't stand by and see people destroyed. I did what I could, what I had to do, what my conscience told me I must do. That's all there is to it. Really, nothing more.
    — Oskar Schindler
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