RABBI: Savree maranun verabonun verobotay Baruch atah Adonai eloheynu melech ha-olam Boray p'ree ha-gafen Baruch atah Adonai eloheynu melech ha-olam A-sher kid'shanu b'mitzvo-tav V'ratza va-nu v'shabbat kaddsho B'ahavah oov-ratzone hin-cheelanu Zee-karon Pma-ah-say Way-sheet kee hoo yom T'cheelah Fmikraay kodesh Zaycher leetzeeat mitzrayim Kee vanu vachatah v'ohtahnu keydashta mekol ha-ahmim V'shabbat kadd-shcha b'ahavah oov-ratzone Hin-chal-ta-nu Baruch atah, Adonai m'kaddaysh ha-Shabbat
(TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWING)
(MANY PEOPLE TALKING INDISTINCTLY)
MAN 1: Birnbaum, Olga.
(CHILDREN CRYING) (INDISTINCT TALKING)
Over there. Over there! Kommen Sie doch.
MAN 2: Zucker, Helena.
Weisman! Weisman, Marcus!
MAN 3: Feber, Ludwig.
Josef Klein. MAN 4: Klein.
Steiner, Gertruda. Steiner, Hilda.
(GLOOMY SUNDAY PLAYING)
(GUESTS CHATTERING INDISTINCTLY)
MAITRE'D: Jerzy, you know who that man is? I don't know.
Let's get together, please.
Bring them over a round of drinks.
Very good, sir. And who shall I say they are from?
You can say they are from me.
From the gentleman.
Do you know him?
Find out who he is.
Agnieszka, I would give anything to hear you sing tonight.
(SIGHS) But I know you won't.
You embarrass me.
What's he doing?
How are you doing?
You'd leave a woman alone at the table in a place like this?
Sweetheart, you're the picture of loneliness.
Mmm, what a lovely fragrance. You are breaking my heart.
An extra chair, please. Vodka for my friend.
And for the lady?
Im Grunewald, im Grunewald ist Holzauktion
(MEN WHISTLING AND LAUGHING) lst Holzauktion lm Grunewald, im Grunewald ist Holzauktion MAN: Come to the table, girls! Drink with us!
Ist Holzauktion Links um die Ecke 'rum, rechts um die Ecke 'rum
Überall ist heute Holzauktion Come to us! Marry us!
Der ganze Klafter Süßsholz kostet 'nen Taler
'nen Taler, 'nen Taler Der ganze Klafter Süßholz kostet 'nen Taler
'nen Taler. ..
I'll tell you what I mean by cooperative.
Two days after the law is passed that all Jews have to wear the star, the Jewish tailors are turning them out by the gross in a variety of fabrics at three zloty each.
Tell me about your cellar wines.
I have an excellent German Riesling. 1937. Mmm, French.
A Bordeaux. Château Latour, '28, '29? No, I'm sorry.
It's as if they have no idea what kind of law it is.
As if it's the emblem of a riding club.
A Margaux, '29? No, no, we don't have that.
Burgundy then? A Romanée-Conti, '37? Yes.
It's human nature. "We'll do this to avoid that."
That's what they have done since thousands of years.
It's what they do. They weather the storm.
But this storm is different. This is not the Romans. This storm is the SS.
Wem Gott will rechte Gunst erweisen Den schickt er in die weite Welt Wem Gott will rechte Gunst erweisen Den schickt er in die weite Welt Faleri, Falera Faleri Falera-ha ha ha Faleri, Falera Den schickt er in die weite Welt
Who is that man?
That's Oskar Schindler!
Faleri Falera-ha ha ha Den schickt er in die weite Welt Faleri, Falera Den schickt er in die weite Welt
(SINGING SONG IN GERMAN)
MAN ON LOUDSPEAKER: An alle Juden!
Ab sofort ist es alien Juden untersagt...
Fleisch auf koschere Art zuzubereiten.
Meldung an alle Juden. Ab sofort...
Private property cannot be confiscated.
How long are the schools going to be closed?
I do not know.
"Article 47, pillage is formally prohibited."
You don't know anything!
I am familiar with the Hague Convention. Religious...
They come into our house and tell us we don't live there anymore.
It now belongs to a certain SS officer.
Please. I only know what they tell me.
And what they tell me changes from day to day.
Aren't you supposed to be able to help?
I mean, what if I just took this thing off?
What are they going to do about it?
They will shoot you.
Why don't you stop this silly talk? Itzhak Stern!
I'm looking for Itzhak Stern.
Are you Itzhak Stern or not?
I am. Where can we talk?
There's a company you did the books for on Lipowa Street.
Made what? Pots and pans?
By law, I have to tell you, sir, I'm a Jew.
Well, I'm a German. So there we are.
A good company, you think?
I know nothing about enamelware. Do you?
I was just the accountant.
Simple engineering though, wouldn't you think?
Change the machines around, whatever you do...
You could make other things, couldn't you?
Field kits, mess kits. Army contracts.
Once the war ends, forget it, but for now it's great.
You can make a fortune, don't you think?
I think most people right now have other priorities.
Like what? (SIGHS)
I'm sure you'll do just fine once you get the contracts.
In fact, the worse things get, the better you'll do.
Well, I can get the signatures I need. That's the easy part.
Finding the money to buy the company, that's hard.
You don't have any money?
Not that kind of money. You know anybody?
Jews, yeah. Investors.
You must have contacts in the Jewish business community, working here.
What community? Jews can no longer own businesses.
That's why this one's in receivership.
But they wouldn't own it.
I'd own it. I'd pay them back in product, pots and pans.
Pots and pans.
Something they can use.
Something they can feel in their hands.
They can trade it on the black market, do whatever they want. Everybody's happy.
If you want, you could run the company for me.
Let me understand. They'd put up all the money, I'd do all the work.
What, if you don't mind my asking, would you do?
I'd make sure it's known the company's in business.
I'd see that it had a certain panache.
That's what I'm good at, not the work. Not the work.
I'm sure I don't know anybody who'll be interested in this.
(EXHALES) Well, they should be, Itzhak Stern.
Tell them they should be.
MAN ON LOUDSPEAKER: Achtung! Achtung!
An alle Juden. Ab sofort ist es verboten...
PRIEST RECITING: Vere dignum et justum est, aurum et salutary, no’s tibia semper et unique gratis agree:
Domino sancta, Pater omnipotent, sauterne Deus...
I've got a client who'll sell marks for zloty at 2.45-to-1.
Wool, mink collar. It's a nice coat.
She'll trade it for ration coupons.
Wicks, for lamps.
You have a truckload of wicks?
What am I going to do with a truckload of wicks?
Nine by 12, nine by 14.
I don't know. Big, beautiful, Persian.
You don't recognize this? It's shoe polish.
In metal containers?
You asked for shoe polish.
In metal containers. This is glass. In metal containers.
It's not what I asked for.
What's the difference? What's the difference?
What's the difference? OTHERS: Shah!
My client sold it to his client, who sold it to the German army.
Only by the time it got there, because of the freezing cold, it broke. All 10,000 units.
Mmm, ooh, ooh, ooh. This is not my problem.
This is not his problem. This is not your problem?
This is not my problem.
The German army wants to find out where it came from.
I am going to make sure they find out.
Now it's your problem.
You, be quiet! (CHUCKLES)
Pardon me for interfering, but that's a nice shirt.
Do you know where I can find a nice shirt like that?
PRIEST: ...laudare, benedicere et predicare.
It's illegal to buy or sell anything on the street.
We don't do that. We're here to pray.
PRIEST: Jesum Christum Dominum Nostrum...
Do you have any idea how much a shirt like this costs?
Nice things cost money.
PRIEST: ...adorant Dominationes, tremunt Potestates.
Coeli coelorumque virtutes ac Beata Seraphim socia exultatione concelebrant...
I'm going to need some other things, too, as things come up.
This won't be a problem.
From time to time.
MAN ON LOUDSPEAKER: Achtung! Achtung!
OFFICER 1: Name? Adresse? OFFICER 2: Formular ausfüllen!
OFFICER 1: Weiter, weiter! OFFICER 2: Nicht drängeln!
Kommen Sie hierher! SteHen Sie sich doch an!
MAN ON LOUDSPEAKER: Achtung, Achtung!
Alle Juden sind verpflichtet... im abgesonderten jüdischen Bezirk zu wohnen.
Nichteinhaltung der Meldepflicht bei der Einwohnerbehörde... verstößt gegen das Edikt 44/91 und führt zur Anzeige... beim Militärgericht.
This is obviously the right place. How are you doing?
Goodbye, Jews! Goodbye, Jews!
GIRL: Goodbye, Jews! Goodbye, Jews!
This iz the vechteka, Moyshe. Ojciec.
Nyne, this kan neash zyane.
(BABY CRYING) (WOMAN SINGING LULLABY IN POLISH)
Oh, my God.
Oy, God. Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
It could not be better.
It could be worse.
How? Tell me.
(SHOUTING) How on Earth could it possibly be worse?
(SLAMS DOWN SUITCASE)
MAN: Dzien dobry.
Dzien dobry. Dzien dobry.
Dzien dobry. Dzien dobry.
Hey, Goldberg. Poldek.
The Judenrat has its own police now.
You don't say.
I'm a policeman now, could you believe it? It's hard to believe.
No, it's not hard to believe.
It's a good racket, Poldek. The only racket here.
Look, maybe I could put in a good word for you with my superiors.
Come on, they are not as bad as everyone says.
Well, they're worse than everyone says, but it's a lot of money. A lot of money.
Give me my housing assignment.
You look funny in that hat, Goldberg.
You look like a clown, you know.
STERN: He's a very important man. Just give him two minutes of your time.
Since when did time cost money? Just sit down and listen.
For each 1,000 you invest, I will repay you with...
Two hundred kilos of enamelware a month, to begin in July and to continue for one year.
After which time, we're even. That's it. It's very simple.
Not good enough.
It's not good enough.
Not good enough?
Look where you're living. Look where you've been put. "Not good enough."
A couple of months ago you'd be right. Not anymore.
Money's still money.
No, it is not. That's why we're here.
Trade goods, that's the only currency that'll be worth anything in the ghetto.
Things have changed, my friend.
Did I call this meeting?
You told Mr. Stern you wanted to speak to me.
I'm here. I've made you a fair offer.
Fair would be a percentage in the company.
(LAUGHING) Forget the whole thing. Get out.
How do we know that you will do what you say?
Because I said I would.
You want a contract? To be upheld by what court?
I said what I'll do. That's our contract.
(CONVERSING IN POLISH)
Piec, szesc, siedem,
The standard SS rate for Jewish skilled laborers is seven marks a day, five for unskilled and women.
This is what you pay the Reich Economic Office.
The Jews themselves receive nothing.
Poles you pay wages. Generally, they get a little more.
Are you listening?
What was that about the SS?
The rate? The what?
The Jewish worker's salary. You pay it directly to the SS, not to the worker.
He gets nothing. But it's less.
It's less than what I would pay a Pole.
That's the point I'm trying to make. Poles cost more.
Why should I hire Poles?
An enamelware factory over at Lipowa Street.
It's owned by a German.
But it's outside the ghetto, so you can barter for extra goods, for eggs, I don't know what you need, with the Polish workers. You can't get it here.
Also, he's asking for 10 healthy women for the...
I am healthy.
Bring your sister, okay?
(SHOUTING ORDERS IN GERMAN AND POLISH)
You need to convince them you have a trade, something valuable to the war effort.
Like what? What if you don't?
I'm a musician.
Your name goes on a list.
And they put you on trucks...
No, no, that's not true. You're a musician?
I'd find a good hiding place if I were you.
I'm not going to hide like some animal.
There are places to hide.
I'm a graduate of the University of Lviv.
I used to work at the hydroelectric station in Roznów.
I'm gonna get the necessary papers because this carol is no good anymore.
You can stay in this line all day, you'll still get one of these.
They are no good. You'll have to leave the line now, then you'll get a blue card, a Blauschein, to say that you are an essential worker.
I'll get these papers for you at Pankiewicz.
Pharmacist. Just there, look.
Guess who is here?
GOLDBERG: Poldek! Enjoying the weather, Poldek?
Enjoying the lines?
Need some shoe polish?
In a metal container maybe? (GOLDBERG LAUGHS)
Not essential? I think you misunderstand the meaning of the word.
No Blauschein, sir. Stand over there. Move. Next!
What do you mean, "Not essential"?
I teach history and literature. Since when it's not essential?
He's a metal polisher.
It was not right?
It's very good. He's 53 years old.
It's too new.
Mmm. Thank you.
You're crazy. You left it in your drawer.
How many times have I told you?
Your work certificate you keep in your pocket at all times.
And you leave yours in your drawer. How many times I've told you?
I'm a metal polisher.
Take the round sheet of tin, dip it in soap emulsion, then place it centrally in the press.
We obtain the soup pot. The soup pot.
Grosz, Mrs. Grosz, stay together.
Sir, I have 10 work permits here for the Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik cosigned by Mr. Bankier and myself.
FOREMAN: if it's carbonized, clean it with a file.
But don't touch both the electrodes at the same time.
You'll get electrocuted. Here, have a try.
Roll the metal under the press, but be very careful unless you want your fingers to become part of the teapot.
I'm a writer. I play the flute.
But Moses is a skilled metalworker.
He can make tin pots. He can make tanks.
He can make whatever Mr. Schindler asks.
He's highly skilled. Give him your card. Moses, give him your card.
FOREMAN: Now, dip the basin with the tongs into the enamel solution.
And after swiveling it around, carefully place it aside to drip dry.
And whatever he asks you, allow me just to represent you and speak for you.
Don't say a word.
SCHINDLER: Filing, billing, keeping track of my appointments, shorthand.
Typing, obviously. How is your typing?
Uh, all right.
(TYPING EXTREMELY SLOW)
You need a secretary. Pick one.
I don't know how. They're all so qualified.
You have to choose.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Prosze sie ladnie usmiechac. Big smile. Big smile.
(CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS)
(PLAYING STATELY MUSIC ON PIANO)
if you would, look after my guest.
SCHINDLER: Boxed teas are good. Coffee, pâté, kielbasa sausage, cheeses, Beluga caviar.
Yes. And, of course, who could live without German cigarettes?
Get me as many as you can find.
And some more fresh fruit.
The real rarities, oranges, lemons, pineapples.
I need several boxes of Cuban cigars. The best.
Yes. And dark, unsweetened chocolate.
Not in the shape of ladyfingers, the chunk chocolate.
Big as my hand, you sample at wine tastings.
We're going to need lots of cognac. The best, Hennessy.
Dom Pérignon champagne. Get L'Espadon sardines, and, oh, try to find nylon stockings.
SCHINDLER: It is my distinct pleasure to announce the fully operational status of Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik.
FOREMAN: Patrz jakies szmaty!
Manufacturers of superior enamelware crockery, expressly designed and crafted for military use.
Utilizing only the most modern equipment, D.E.F.'s staff of highly skilled and experienced artisans and journeymen deliver a product of unparalleled quality, enabling me to proffer, with absolute confidence and pride, a full line of field and kitchenware unsurpassable in all respects by my competitors.
See attached list and available colors.
Anticipating the enclosed bids will meet with your approval and looking forward to a long and mutually prosperous association, I extend to you in advance my sincerest gratitude and very best regards. Oskar Schindler.
Yeah, I need 700 gross from here for next Thursday.
Nine hundred, no, make it 10 for Wednesday.
All this stuff here goes to Madritsch's factory on Tuesday of next week.
SCHINDLER: My father was fond of saying, "You need three things in life, a good doctor, a forgiving priest, and a clever accountant."
The first two, I've never had much use for.
But the third...
Just pretend, for Christ's sake.
Is that all?
I'm trying to thank you. I'm saying I couldn't have done this without you.
The usual thing would be to acknowledge my gratitude.
It would also, by the way, be the courteous thing.
Get out of here.
SCHINDLER: Klonowska, who is it?
She's so embarrassed. Look at her.
You know something? You would like her.
Oskar, please. What?
I don't have to like her just because you do. You would, though.
It doesn't work that way.
You've done well here.
You look wonderful.
Be careful of the step, miss.
Mrs. Schindler, Marek.
(GLOOMY SUNDAY PLAYING)
It's not a charade, all this?
How could it be a charade?
The clothes, the car, the apartment.
Wait a minute.
Take a guess how many people are on my payroll.
My father, at the height of his success, had 50. I've got 350.
Three hundred and fifty workers on the factory floor, with one purpose.
To make pots and pans?
To make money. For me.
Does anyone ask about me?
Back home? Everybody.
All the time.
They won't soon forget the name Schindler here, I can tell you that.
"Oskar Schindler," they'll say.
"Everybody remembers him."
"He did something extraordinary."
"He did something no one else did."
"He came here with nothing, a suitcase, and built a bankrupt company into a major manufactory."
"And left with a steamer trunk."
"Two steamer trunks full of money."
"All the riches of the world."
It's comforting to see that nothing's changed.
You're wrong, Emilie.
There's no way I could have known this before, but there was always something missing.
In every business I tried, I can see now, it wasn't me that failed.
Something was missing.
Even if I'd known what it was, there's nothing I could have done about it, because you can't create this thing.
And it makes all the difference in the world between success and failure.
(BALLROOM DANCE MUSIC PLAYING)
Should I stay?
It's a beautiful city.
I asked you if I should stay.
It's up to you.
Promise me, Oskar, no doorman or maitre d' will ever presume I'm anyone other than Mrs. Schindler, and I'll stay.
I could try to read this, or I could eat my lunch while it's still hot.
We're doing well?
Yes. Better this month than last?
Any reason to think next month will be worse?
The war could end.
There is a machinist outside who'd like to thank you personally for giving him a job.
Every day he comes. He's very grateful. It'll just take a minute.
I want to thank you, sir, for giving me the opportunity to work.
You're welcome. I'm sure you're doing a great job.
The SS beat me up. They would have killed me, but I am essential to the war effort, thanks to you.
I work hard for you.
I'm sure you do.
I'll continue to work hard for you.
That's great. Thanks.
God bless you, sir.
You are a good man.
He saved my life.
Yes, he did.
God bless him.
Yeah. Come on.
God bless you.
STERN: I'm sorry, Herr Direktor, but you're running very late.
This is for the Obersturmbannführer, sir.
And this is for his niece, Greta. It's her birthday.
Greta as in Garbo.
By the way, don't ever do that to me again.
Go, go, drive! Don't bow.
Did you happen to notice that that man had one arm?
What's his use?
Very useful! Success!
Achrar kach loe nedah...
OFFICER: Besen und Schaufeln werden ausgeladen jeder nimmt sich eine und dann wird die Straße gereinigt.
We'll be late for work.
CZURDA: You shouldn't think of them as yours, Oskar.
You need to understand that some of the officers here don't give a damn about production.
To them, it's a matter of national priority that Jews be made to shovel snow.
It's got nothing to do with reality, Oskar. You know it and I know it.
Jews shoveling snow, it's got a ritual significance.
Come with me.
I am an essential worker.
Essential worker? (LAUGHS)
I work for Oskar Schindler.
Essential worker for Oskar Schindler.
A one-armed Jew? Twice as useless!
I lost a day of production, Rolf.
LOWENSTEIN: I work for Oskar Schindler.
Danka, look at the snow. Look at the snow. Look at the snow!
I lost a worker. I expect to be compensated.
File a grievance with the Economic Office. It's your right.
Would it do any good?
Of course not. (CHUCKLES)
A big shot from the SS Budget and Construction Office came to lunch, and he told us that to believe the Jewish skilled worker had a place in Reich economics was a treasonable idea.
A one-armed machinist, Oskar?
He was a metal press operator.
(PANTING AND MOANING)
Shit. I don't believe it.
Stern, is that you?
No, it's Poldek. It's about Stern.
SOLDIER ON PA: Leave your luggage on the platform.
Clearly label it. Given name first, then your surname.
Do not bring your baggage with you.
It will follow you later.
Leave your luggage on the platform. Clearly label it.
MAN ON LOUDSPEAKER: Lassen Sie Ihr Gepäck am Bahnsteig.
He's on the list.
Well, let's find him.
I'm sorry. You can't have him.
He's on the list. If he were an essential worker he would not be on the list.
I'm talking to a clerk. What is your name?
Sir, the list is correct.
I didn't ask you about the list.
I asked you your name.
Hauptscharführer, this gentleman thinks a mistake's been made.
My plant manager is somewhere on this train.
If it leaves with him on it, it'll disrupt production and the Armaments Board will want to know why.
MAN ON LOUDSPEAKER: Achtung, dieser Zug fährt jetzt ab.
Is he on the list?
Yes, sir. Itzhak Stern.
Well, the list is correct, sir. There is nothing I can do.
What is your name?
SOLDIER ON PA: Close and secure all doors.
My name? My name is Kunder. This train is now leaving.
Kunder. Hauptscharführer Kunder.
K-U-N-D-E-R. And what's yours?
Gentlemen, thank you very much.
I think I can guarantee you you'll both be in Southern Russia before the end of the month. Good day.
CONDUCTOR: Zamykac dokladnie drzwi. Dokladnie zamykac drzwi.
(TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWING)
Stern! Itzhak Stern!
KUNDER: Stern! Stern!
Stern! Herr Direktor.
Stop the train! He's here!
Stop the train!
Stop the train! Stop it!
Sign here. Initial there.
Makes no difference to us, you understand. This one, that one.
(TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWING) It's the inconvenience to the list.
It's the paperwork.
I somehow left my work card at home.
I tried to explain them it was a mistake, but...
I'm sorry, it was stupid!
What if I got here five minutes later?
Then where would I be?
Sacrean, sacrean end tzukeer.
Tzukeer end sacrean.
I woke up from a dream this morning.
I was broke and sharing a room with 12 people I didn't know, only to discover I was broke and sharing a room with 12 people I didn't know.
(CHUCKLING) You laugh about it?
I have to laugh.
You are living behind walls.
The walls I can deal with. It's the restrictions to my life I'm tired of.
Those walls keep them out. That's all I care about.
I like it here. There's a kind of, I don't know, ancestral squalor to it all.
You are a slave to these people. No one envies us anymore.
Oh, yes, you're smart.
You're a real genius.
You had your chance.
Today, today I actually found time to organize a thought.
I can't remember the last time I did that.
When's the last time we did this?
When's the last time we stood around and talked?
No one ordered me onto a truck today.
No one took my business away from me.
You don't really have a business to take.
There's nowhere down from here.
This is it. This is the bottom.
The ghetto is liberty.
This street divides the ghetto just about in half.
Right side, Ghetto A, civil employees, industrial workers, and so on.
Left side, Ghetto B, surplus labor, the elderly and infirm, mostly.
Which is where you will want to start.
Do you have any questions, sir?
Ja, why is the top down? I'm fucking freezing.
KUNDE: We expect a labor force of 25,000 to 30,000.
Segregated, of course. The men in the barracks near the quarry.
The women on the other side of the wire.
GOETH: My place is where? There, sir.
There? Yes, the villa.
You call that a villa?
Their synagogue, can you see it?
That's not a villa.
We're planning to turn it into the camp stables.
It's a house.
GOETH: What's that over there?
KUNDE: Kindergarten. Fifty-one.
And we have a dentist, shoemaker, practical physicians.
There they are, sir.
One of you is a very lucky girl.
There is an opening for a job away from all this backbreaking work at my new villa.
Which of you has domestic experience?
Ja, on second thought, I don't really want someone else's maid.
All those annoying habits I have to undo.
(CHUCKLES) I don't want to give you my cold.
What's your name?
Helen Hirsch. What?
Helen Hirsch. (COUGHING)
What? I can't hear.
WOMAN: Take it all down!
(OFFICER BLOWS WHISTLE) OFFICER: To work!
WOMAN: Take it down! It is not safe!
She says the foundation was poured wrong. She's got to take it down.
I told her it's the barracks, not the fucking Hotel Europa.
Fucking Jew bitch engineer. You fucking bitch!
Herr Kommandant. The entire foundation has to be torn down and re-poured.
If not, there will be at least a subsidence at the southern end of the barracks.
Subsidence, and then collapse.
And you are an engineer? Yes.
My name is Diana Reiter.
I'm a graduate of civil engineering from the University of Milan.
An educated Jew, like Karl Marx himself.
Herr Kommandant, I'm only trying to do my job.
Ja, I'm doing mine.
But, sir, she's foreman of construction.
We are not going to have arguments with these people.
No. Shoot her here, on my authority.
It will take more than that.
GOETH: I'm sure you're right.
Take it down, re-pour it, rebuild it. Like she said.
We have more to see, but we have only one more hour of light.
GOETH: Today is history.
Today will be remembered.
Years from now, the young will ask with wonder about this day.
Today is history, and you are part of it.
Six hundred years ago, (SINGING MORNING PRAYER) when elsewhere they were footing the blame for the Black Death, Kazimierz the Great...
Ke laolam chasedo
...so-called, told the Jews they could come to Krakow.
Not that fat. No, less.
They trundled their belongings into the city.
Yes, a bit less.
They took hold.
They prospered in business, science, education, the arts.
They came here with nothing.
And they flourished.
For six centuries there has been a Jewish Krakow.
Think about that.
By this evening, those six centuries are a rumor.
They never happened.
Today is history.
Absitzen und in Zweierreihen antreten!
(WHISTLE BLOWING) (INDISTINCT SHOUTING)
I think we will start with Ghetto B.
SOLDIERS: Hopp, hopp, hopp, hopp!
Start from both sides?
No, no, I would like you to start there. The right side?
The right side, yeah. And then move around.
MAN ON LOUDSPEAKER: Beschriften Sie es deutlich. Es wird Ihnen nachgeschickt.
Lassen Sie Ihr Gepäck stehen.
Beschriften Sie es deutlich.
Es wird Ihnen nachgeschickt.
Loe ani loe yodahat olay kaday lehachnese at hayladeem mitachat la shoolchan.
Mitacht la meeta. Bohow.
SOLDIERS: Hopp, hopp, hopp, hopp!
(SOLDIERS SHOUTING IN GERMAN)
(SOLDIERS BANGING ON DOORS)
SOLDIER: Rauskommen, Juden!
SOLDER: Na platz!
Yes, Chaim Gold.
Nie zabijaj! Nie zabijaj!
SOLDIER: Ziehen Sie warme Kleidung an und begeben Sie sich zum Platz...
Keine Koffer! Keine Koffer!
Gehen Sie durch!
Keine Koffer! Keine Koffer!
Hey, little boy. Wie alt bist du, he?
Na, wie heißt du? Wie heißt du, eh?
Keine Koffer, hab ich gesagt!
Packt keine Koffer! Keine Koffer!
Rüber zum Platz Chodi! Koffer hier lassen!
Blauschein. Platz Chodi!
Was soll der Koffer hier?
Alles rüber zum Platz Chodi!
(SOLDIERS CONTINUE SHOUTING)
(RUNNING FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING)
We're getting out through the sewers.
I have to check if they're clear.
Mila, pack some things. Nothing bigger than this.
I can't go in the sewers. I told you I won't go in the sewers.
You can go. Yes, you can.
I won't go in the sewers.
SOLDIER: Move! Over there! Over there! Move!
Your card, Jew!
Define Papiere, Jude!
Ich geh nicht rauf wegen Deiner verdammten Karte!
(WOMAN WAILING IN GERMAN)
Was soll denn die Scheiße? Bist du denn verrückt geworden?
Mit diesem Scheißgewehr hättest du mich erschießen können!
Du hast so nah an mir vorbeigeschossen!
Was heißt hier Entschuldigung. Du bist woh! Verrückt ge Worden!
SOLDER: Zurückbleiben! Zurückbleiben!
Nicht sprechen, nicht sprechen! Einfach zu den Lastwagen gehen!
Weiterlaufen! Weiterlaufen! Nicht sprechen!
Komm her, du Judensau!
Bleib stehen, hab ich gesagt. Bleib stehen!
(WOMAN WHISPERING IN POLISH) (WOMAN SPEAKING POLISH)
Chodzcie tu szybko!
(DOOR BURSTS OPEN)
She's good as dead. Leave her.
Give me a moment. Just let me bring her inside.
(MAN ANNOUNCING IN GERMAN ON PA)
You can join her or join the line.
Women to the left!
Men to right. Women to the left. (WOMAN PROTESTING)
Women to the left.
Let me go! I won't leave my husband!
Women to the left, and men to the right.
Promise me, be safe.
Your government is in the wrong country!
(MACHINE GUN FIRE)
You have a Blauschein.
Blauschein doesn't matter anymore, they are cleaning out the ghetto.
There is not enough room for you.
What are you talking about? We tried it before. There's more than enough room.
I changed my mind!
Oh, look at the space in there.
Now look at me. You are just scared.
I can fit the girl, but not you.
Mama, I'm coming out!
Stay where you are.
I'd rather you be here than who knows where.
(SOLDIERS SHOUTING IN GERMAN)
Herr Kommandant! (SOLDIERS LAUGHING)
Very good saluting.
I respectfully report I've been given orders to clear the bundles from the road, so there will be no obstructions to the thoroughfare.
Finish and join the lines, little Polish clicking soldier.
Oh, you are a friend of my son's.
Don't worry, I'll go quietly. I'll be no trouble.
No, get under the stairs. They'll be done searching soon. You'll be safe there.
Please hide. Please.
...warmed by the sun.
Hide under the stairs.
BOY: I've searched the building. There's no one here.
Also, gehen wir zum nächsten Block.
Come with me. I will put you in the good line.
(SOLDIERS SHOUTING IN DISTANCE)
Do you know the saying, "An hour of life is still life"?
You are not a boy anymore. I'm saying a blessing for you.
(PEOPLE SHOUTING) (MACHINE GUNS FIRING)
(CHILDREN'S CHOIR SINGING OYF 'N PRIPETSHOK)
Oyfn pripetshok brent a fayerl Un in shtub iz heys Un der rebe lerent kleyne kinderlech Dem alefbeys
(MACHINE GUN FIRING)
Un der rebe lerent kleyne kinderlech Dem alefbeys
Zetzhe kinderlech gedenktzhe tayere Vos ir lerent do Zogtzhe noch amol un take noch amol Komets alefo
Zogtzhe noch amol un take noch amol Komets alefo
Ofyn pripetshok brent a fayerl Un in shtub iz heys Un der rebe lerent kleyne kinderlech Dem alefbeys
Oh, please, let's go. Let's go, please.
Zetzhe kinderlech gedenktzhe tayere Vos ir lerent do Zogtzhe noch amo! Un take noch amol Komets alefo
Zogtzhe noch amol un take noch amol Komets alefo
Nie! Prosze pana, niech pan...
(HITS PIANO KEYS)
GIRL: ...nie znajdziemy!
(MACHINE GUN FIRE)
(RAPID PIANO MUSIC PLAYING)
(SHOUTING IN GERMAN)
(MACHINE GUN FIRE CONTINUES)
Was ist das? Ist das Bach? Nein, nein. Mozart.
Das wollen wir heute noch schaffen?
Nee, schaffen wir nie.
Nee, schaffen wir nie.
I wish this fucking night were over.
(PIANO PLAYING CONTINUES)
(PIANO PLAYING STOPS)
(WHISTLE BLOWING) OFFICER: Appell! Fünferreihen!
Halt, alle anstellen!
Los, los, Fünferreihen!
Wer aufgerufen wird, hebt seine Hand und ein deutliches Jawohl!
(OFFICER CALLS OUT NAMES) MAN: Jawohl.
Keller, Fanni! Jawohl.
Adalbert, Hermann! Jawohl.
Faber, Dorothea! Jawohl.
Goldstein, Pola! Jawohl.
Warmberger, Markus! Jawohl.
(SOLDIERS CONTINUE SHOUTING NAMES)
The worst is over. We are workers now.
(MAN SPEAKING GERMAN ON PA)
OFFICER: Keine Müdigkeit vorschützen!
Oh, God, Amon.
(OFFICER SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY)
MAN ON LOUDSPEAKER: Sofort in der Baracke zurückmelden!
(MAN SHOUTING IN GERMAN)
(OFFICER SHOUTING IN GERMAN)
OFFICER: Komm du mal schön her! Komm du schön!
Na komm! Na komm!
Amon, you're such a damned fucking child!
WOMAN: Make coffee.
Make it yourself.
MAN: The SS will manage certain industries itself inside Plaszow.
A metalworks, brush factory, another for reprocessing Jewish clothing from the ghettos for use by bombed-out families back home.
But it's private industry like yours that stands to benefit most by moving inside the wire of Commandant Amon Goeth's camp...
No, no, no. Sit, sit. Julian, how are you?
Good to see you, my friend.
Oskar Schindler. Leo John.
Franz, good to see you.
Hello, Oskar. Glad you could join us.
My pleasure. Julius.
How are you? You lost weight.
Only in the shoulders. Please, everybody, sit down.
How are you doing? Oskar Schindler.
We started without you.
Fine. I miss anything good?
I was explaining to Herr Bosch and Herr Madritsch some of the benefits of moving their factories into Plaszow.
I meant the food. (CHUCKLES)
Since your labor is housed on-site, it's available to you at all times.
You can work them all night if you want.
Your factory policies, whatever they've been in the past, they'll continue to be.
They'll be respected.
I have to know, where do you get a suit like that? What is that? Is that silk?
It has a nice sheen about it.
I'd say I'd get you one, but the man who made it is probably dead.
I don't know.
SCHINDLER: I go to work the other day.
Nobody tells me about this. I have to find out. I have to go in.
They're not gone. They're here.
They're mine! Every day that goes by, I'm losing money.
Every worker that is shot costs me money.
I have to find somebody else. I have to train them.
We are going to be making so much money that none of this is going to matter.
It's bad business.
Leave the bottle.
Lena, thank you.
Scherner told me something else about you.
Yeah? What's that?
That you know the meaning of the word "gratitude."
That it's not some vague thing with you like it is with others.
You want to stay where you are.
You've got things going on the side.
Things are good.
You don't want anybody telling you what to do.
I can understand all that, you know. I know you.
What you want is your own sub-camp.
Do you have any idea what is involved? The paperwork alone, and then you've got to build the fucking thing.
Getting the fucking permits is enough to drive you crazy.
Then the engineers show up, they stand around, they argue about drainage, foundations, codes, exact specifications, parallel fences four kilometers long, 1,200 kilograms of barbed wire, (CHUCKLING)
6,000 kilograms of electrified fences, ceramic insulators, three cubic meters of air space per prisoner.
I'm telling you, you want to shoot somebody. I've been through it, you know? I know.
Well, you know. You've been through it. (SPITS)
You could make things easier for me.
I'd be grateful.
SOLDER: Aus dem Weg da!
SOLDIER: Weitergehen! Weitergehen!
(SOLDIER SPEAKING IN POLISH)
Goldberg and Chilowicz, make sure I see my cut from the factory owners in this camp.
Leaving you to take care of my main account, the Schindler account.
He wants his independence. I gave it to him.
But independence costs money.
This, you understand?
Look at me.
Don't forget who you are working for now.
(ACCORDION MUSIC PLAYING)
SCHINDLER: Make sure he stays. He's a slippery bastard!
We need more wine.
Stand on my friend. Don't let him leave.
(GUESTS CHATTERING AND LAUGHING)
(GUESTS SINGING IN GERMAN)
(TOASTING IN GERMAN)
Was passiert denn in einem Leben Prost! Prost!
Thank you, Herr Direktor.
Prost, Herr Direktor!
What are you doing?
What? Scratching my head.
Makes them think we have lice. Helps make them keep their distance.
Do you have lice?
Do you have your notebook?
The calendar on my desk has the birthdays of our SS friends' wives and children.
Don't forget to send something.
Record payoffs to the Main Administration and Economics Office, the Arm...
Slowly, Stern, slowly.
The Armaments Board, Governor General's Division of the Interior and Chief of Police as "fees."
And make them on the first of each month, as opposed to individual payoffs to our SS contacts.
The list is in the lower drawer of my desk, which you...
"First of month..."
SS contacts list, lower drawer of my desk, which you handle as cash contributions to legitimate charities sent, of course, to each official's office.
Dealings with our black market contacts listed as suppliers in the legitimate ledger are more complicated. Forget it.
What do you mean, forget it? You can't forget it.
It gives me a headache. It gives me a headache!
I couldn't get you out of here.
I'll be all right.
Anyway, I'm here almost every week. Wednesdays, usually.
I'll look in on you, see how you're doing.
Here, put these in your pocket.
Herr Direktor, don't let things fall apart.
I've worked too hard.
Thanks for... Good luck.
Achtung, Mützen ab!
Work! An die Arbeit!
What are you making?
I've got some workers coming in tomorrow.
Where the hell they from again?
Yugoslavia, Herr Kommandant.
I've got to make room.
Make me a hinge.
Keep going, you're doing well.
Oh, that's very good.
But I'm a bit confused, and perhaps you can help me.
What I don't understand is that you've been working since I think, what, about 6:00 this morning?
Yet, such a small pile of hinges.
(TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWS)
(GUN CLICKS) Oh, Christ.
May I try that, sir?
Check the angle lever. Maybe it's bent.
No, no. You wouldn't hear a click if it was the angle lever.
Maybe it's the pin. Maybe the pin shaft is greasy.
Ja, come on.
What did I just say? Here.
I beg to report that my heap of hinges was so unsatisfactory because the machines were being recalibrated this morning.
I was put on to shoveling coal.
Thank you, Muek.
Ah, Lisiek. Don't touch the leather, it's just been oiled.
Rottenführer. Oh, for me?
Oh, thank you very much, Herr Direktor.
STERN: Herr Direktor!
He was making hinges slowly.
So the man can turn out a hinge in less than a minute. Why the long story?
Thank you, sir.
Nobody knows who stole the chicken, hmm?
Tell him about the chicken.
A man walks around with a chicken and nobody notices this.
Tell him about the chicken.
Still nobody knows.
It was you. You committed this crime.
But you know who, though.
He's very gifted.
Yeah, sure. Bring him over.
Sir. Thank you.
Thank you again, Herr Direktor.
You're welcome again.
It's an honor to work for such a great company.
It's great to have you.
I promise to learn everything there is to know about enamelware production.
Hello? Miss Elsa Krause is here. I only need five minutes.
She wants to speak to the Herr Direktor.
He won't see you.
Please, sit down.
No. No, thank you.
So, what can I do for you?
They say that no one dies here.
They say your factory is a haven.
They say you are good.
Who says that?
My name is Regina Perlman, not Elsa Krause.
I've been living in Krakow on false papers since the ghetto massacre.
My parents are in Plaszow.
Their names are Chana and Jakob Perlman.
They are older people. They are killing older people now in Plaszow.
They bury them up in the forest. Look, I don't have any money.
I borrowed these clothes.
I'm begging you. Please.
Please bring them here.
I don't do that.
You've been misled. I ask one thing.
Whether or not the worker has certain skills.
That's what I ask and that's what I care about.
My father is an importer, not a metalworker.
Such activities are illegal. You will not entrap me! (CONTINUES ARGUING)
Cry, and I will have you arrested. I swear to God!
People die. It's a fact of life.
He wants to kill everybody? Great!
What am I supposed to do about it?
Bring everybody over? Is that what you think?
Send them over to Schindler. Send them all!
His place is a haven, didn't you know? It's not a factory.
It's not an enterprise of any kind.
It's a haven for rabbis and orphans and people with no skills whatsoever!
You think I don't know what you're doing?
You're so quiet all the time. I know, I know!
Are you losing money?
That's not the point!
So the point is?
It's dangerous! It's dangerous to me!
You have to understand. Goeth is under enormous pressure.
You have to think of it in his situation.
He's got this whole place to run.
He's responsible for everything here, all these people.
He's got a lot of things to worry about.
And he's got the war which brings out the worst in people.
Never the good, always the bad. Always the bad.
But in normal circumstances he wouldn't be like this. He'd be all right.
There'd just be the good aspects of him, which...
He's a wonderful crook.
A man who loves good food, good wine, the ladies, making money...
He can't enjoy it.
Bejski told me the other day, somebody escaped from a work detail outside the wire.
Goeth lined up everybody from the missing man's barracks.
He shot the man to the left of Bejski, the man to the right of him.
He walked down the line shooting every other man with a pistol.
What do you want me to do about it?
We're just talking.
Husband and wife.
Jakob and Chana Perlman!
Have Goldberg bring them over.
SOLDIER: Mützen ab!
(GUESTS SINGING DRUNKENLY IN GERMAN)
I'm sure this will be better than those rags, Lisiek.
Herr Direktor, I was just helping Lisiek to find something to clean the stains from the Herr Kommandant's bathtub.
Go clean it.
Pardon me, Herr Direktor.
You don't have to report to me, Helen.
You know who I am? Hmm?
(WHISPERING) I'm Schindler.
Of course. I have heard, and you have been here before.
Here, why don't you keep this someplace?
Go on, take it.
I get extra food here.
Well, if you don't want to eat it, trade it. Or give it to Lisiek.
Why not build yourself up?
My first day here, he beat me because I threw out the bones from dinner.
He came down to the basement at midnight, and he...
He asked me where they were.
For his dogs, you understand.
I said to him, I don't know how I say this.
I never could say it now, I said to him, "Why are you beating me?"
He said, "The reason I beat you now is because you ask why I beat you."
I know your sufferings, Helen.
It doesn't matter.
I have accepted them.
One day he will shoot me.
No, no, no, he won't shoot you.
I know. I see things.
We were on the roof on Monday, young Lisiek and I, and we saw the Herr Kommandant come out of the from door and down the steps by the patio, right there below us, and there on the steps he drew his gun and he shot a woman who was passing by.
A woman carrying a bundle. Through the throat.
Just a woman on her way somewhere, you know?
She was no fatter or thinner or slower or faster than anyone else, and I couldn't guess what had she done.
The more you see of the Herr Kommandant, the more you see there is no set rules that you can live by.
You can't say to yourself, "If I follow these rules, I will be safe."
He won't shoot you because he enjoys you too much.
He enjoys you so much he won't even let you wear the star.
He doesn't want anyone else to know it's a Jew he's enjoying.
He shot the woman from the steps because she meant nothing to him.
She was one of a series, neither offending or pleasing him.
But you, Helen.
It's all right. It's not that kind of a kiss.
Right. The wine.
Wonderful party, Amon. Thank you.
Why do you drink that motor oil?
Hmm? I send you good stuff all the time.
Your liver's going to explode like a hand grenade.
You know, I look at you. (SNIFFS)
I watch you.
You're never drunk.
(SNIFFS) Oh, that's...
That's real control.
Control is power.
SCHINDLER: Is that why they fear us?
We have the fucking power to kill, that's why they fear us.
They fear us because we have the power to kill arbitrarily.
A man commits a crime, he should know better.
We have him killed, and we feel pretty good about it.
Or we kill him ourselves and we feel even better.
That's not power, though.
That's justice. It's different than power.
Power is when we have everyjustification to kill, and we don't.
You think that's power?
That's what the emperors had. A man stole something, he's brought in before the emperor, he throws himself down on the ground, he begs for mercy.
He knows he's going to die.
And the emperor pardons him.
This worthless man. He lets him go.
I think you are drunk.
That's power, Amon.
That is power.
Amon the Good.
I pardon you. (LAUGHS)
GOETH: What do they want?
STERN: I don't know, but they're in my office now reviewing our books.
As my accountant, tell me, should I be alarmed that the auditors are reviewing my books? Well...
Or have you done your job properly?
You needn't be alarmed.
I needn't be alarmed.
(GASPS) I'm sorry, sir.
Do you know how much this saddle is worth?
Do you know how much it costs?
Stern, what the hell are you doing following me around?
MAN ON LOUDSPEAKER: Baracken eins, elf fünfzehn und zwounddreißig am Appellplatz melden.
She was smoking on the job.
Tell her not to do it again.
I have to report, sir.
I've been unable to remove the stains from your bathtub.
What are you using, Lisiek?
Soap? Not lye?
Go ahead, go on, leave. Leave, I pardon you.
I pardon you.
WOMAN: Although I am not a rabbi, in these circumstances I pray to the Almighty that he will forgive me if I intone the blessings.
Baruch atah hashem ehloheinu melech haolam Asher tzivanu al haraayot V'asar aleinu et haarusot V'hitir lanu et han'suot Al y'dei chupah v'kidushin WOMAN SINGER IN CLUB: Milosc tak pieknie tlumaczy Zdrade i klamstwo i grzech
Choc bys ja przeklal w rozpaczy Ze jest okrutna i zla Milosc ci wszystko wybaczy Bo milosc moj mily to ja So...
This is where you come to hide from me.
I came to tell you that you really are a wonderful cook and a well-trained servant.
I mean it, if you need a reference after the war, I'd be happy to give you one.
It must get lonely down here when you're listening to everyone upstairs having such a good time.
You can answer.
But what's the right answer? That's what you're thinking.
What does he want to hear?
The truth, Helen, is always the right answer.
Yes, you're right.
Sometimes we're both lonely.
I would like so much to reach out and touch you in your loneliness.
What would that be like, I wonder? I mean...
What would be wrong with that?
I realize that you're not a person in the strictest sense of the word, but...
No, maybe you're right about that too, you know, maybe what's wrong isn't...
It's not us.
It's... No, it's this.
I mean, when they compare you to vermin, and to rodents, and to lice...
No, you make a good point.
You make a very good point.
Is this the face of a rat?
Are these the eyes of a rat?
Hath not a Jew eyes?
Ci wszystko wybaczy Bo milosc moj mily
I feel for you, Helen.
No, I don't think so.
You're a Jewish bitch.
You nearly talked me into it, didn't you?
(VIOLIN MUSIC PLAYING)
GUESTS: Hoch! Hoch! Hoch!
Bravo! MAN: Bravo!
GUESTS: Hoch! Hoch! Hoch!
(MUSIC AND TALKING STOPS)
On behalf of the workers, sir, I wish for you a happy birthday.
Happy birthday Well, the staff, please.
Thank you very much for the lovely cake. (OFFICER CLEARS THROAT)
Thank you very much. Tell them thank you from me.
To ostatnia niedziela Dzisiaj sie rozstaniemy The trains arrived and the people were driven out with clubs.
They were lined up in front of two big warehouses.
One was marked "Cloak Room," and the other "Valuables."
And there they were made to undress.
A Jewish boy handed them pieces of string to tie their shoes together.
They shaved their hair.
They told them it was needed to make something special for U-boat crews.
And then they were herded down a big corridor to bunkers with Stars of David on the doors and signs that said "Bath and Inhalation Room."
SS gave them soap.
They told them to breathe all the time because it's good for disinfecting.
And then they gassed them.
Mila, why soaps?
So that they would agree to go in, I think.
Come on, Mila, stop it. Your bedtime stories are scaring everyone.
Yeah. You know it's ridiculous.
I cannot believe it.
I didn't say I believed it. I said I heard it.
From somebody who heard it from someone who was there.
You know, if they were there, they would have been gassed.
It doesn't make any sense.
We're their workforce.
What sense does it make to kill your own workforce?
To go to all this trouble of assembling a workforce only to...
No, it can't be true.
We are very, very important for them.
WOMAN 1: Yeah, we do now. Good night.
WOMAN 2: Good night.
WOMAN 3: Good night. Sweet dreams.
MAN ON PA: Attention, attention.
Everyone who is alive is to come to the Appellplatz.
We have to go to the Appellplatz.
Everyone who is alive...
MRS. DRESNER: The list makers are here.
...is to come to the Appellplatz.
There is going to be a selection.
Attention, attention. Everyone who is alive is to come to the Appellplatz.
...die Hunderttausend Ungarn kommen...
(SPEAKING GERMAN INDISTINCTLY)
OFFICER: Alle in einer Einzelreihe aufstel/en!
You could afford to lose some weight, Amon.
And you've got to cut down on the cognac.
Morning. What's going on?
It's another semi-annual physical.
Oh, I've got another shipment coming in of...
What are they this time?
Hungarians. Ja, Hungarians.
We've got to separate the sick from the healthy to make room.
SOLDEIR: Teraz! Teraz!
(GUTE NACHT MUTTER PLAYING)
(SOLDIERS SHOUTING IN GERMAN)
Gute Nacht Mutter Gute Nacht Das darf nicht
(SHOUTING IN GERMAN) bis zum Abend dauern!
(SOLDIER SHOUTING IN GERMAN)
WOMAN: Let me help you.
SOLDER: Zack, zack, zack!
WOMAN 1: We've got to go out there.
WOMAN 2: Don't go.
Look alive, Rebeka.
Gute Nacht Mutter SOLDER: Naokolo! Predzej! Predzej!
SOLDER: Naokolo! Naokolo!
That's my mechanic.
Whose bright idea was it to get rid of him?
Ruszaj sie! Naokolo!
Szybciej! Szybciej! Trzymaj ubrania!
Otworz usta. Zajrzymy do gardla.
Wez gleboki oddech. Jeszcze. Jeszcze.
Unies ramiona. Obroc sie. Przykucnij.
(SOLDIER SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY)
SOLDIER: Formowac kolmune!
Du hast verziehen mir Du hast gewacht No, no, no. Wait, go away. She can work.
Come here. Look, separate the sick from the healthy.
Those who can work and those who can't. She can work.
You can work, you can come.
SOLDIER: Ruszac sie! Szybciej!
Es war einmal ein kleines Bübchen
(CHILDREN SINGING ALONG)
Das bettelte so wundersüß Mamatschi schenke mir ein Pferdchen Ein Pferdchen wäre mein Paradies Daraufbekam der kleine Mann Ein Schimmeipaar aus Marzipan SOLDIERS: Stehen bleiben! Stehen bleiben!
Die sieht er an er weint und spricht Solche Pferde wollte ich nicht
(CHILDREN CONTINUE SINGING)
Mamatschi schenke mir ein Pferdchen Ein Pferdchen wäre mein Paradies Mamatschi solche Pferde wollte ich nicht Es war einmal ein kleines Bübchen Das bettelte so wundersüß Da kam das Christkind reingeflogen Und schenkte ihm was er begehrte
Those not selected for transport, put your clothes back on.
HUJAR: Go back to the barracks.
Return to the barracks.
MAN: Go back to the barracks.
(TRUCK ENGINE REVVING)
Oh, my God!
Ein Pferdchen wäre mein Paradies Mamatschi solche Pferde wollte ich nicht
MRS. DRESNER: Danka?
OFFICER: Ab in die Baracke! In die Baracke mit euch!
I didn't see him!
They're hiding. I'm telling you, they're hiding.
I know Danka. She knows a good place. She took all of them together.
(WHISPERING) SOLDIER: Zurück in die Baracken!
...mein Paradies Mamatschi solche Pferde wollte ich nicht
Find your own hiding place. There's no room for you here. Go away, quick!
Get out. This is our place. Get out!
Why didn't you call me?
I tried to call you. Here, Hujar, move.
Quite a picnic, huh? Madritsch. Oskar.
They're running a little late, you know?
It's taking longer than I thought.
Something cold. Bowle.
Oh, another beautiful day.
(WOMAN SHOUTING IN POLISH)
Die Beladung der Transportwagen ist beendet.
Wir sind abfahrbereit.
Oh, thank you.
What do you say we get your fire hoses out here and hose down the cars? Thank you.
(CHUCKLES) Indulge me.
GOETH: Hujar. Yes, sir.
Go bring the fire hoses.
Where's the fire?
SCHINDLER: In the windows. That's it, that's it.
On the roof. That's it, good, good. In the window, in the window.
Come on. Come on.
That's it, more, more.
That's it, that's it. More, more.
This is really cruel, Oskar. You are giving them hope.
You shouldn't do that. That's cruel!
Come on, try and reach the far end. Look out.
MAN: (WAILING) Water! More water!
I've got some 200-meter hoses back in Emalia.
I have 20 meters at home in my garden.
We can reach the cars at the end. (OFFICERS LAUGHING)
Don't forget the roof.
On the roof on the other side.
Scharführer, every time the train stops you open the doors, you give them water, yeah? Jawohl.
This car! This car!
SCHINDLER: I'm not saying you'll regret it, but you might.
You should be aware of that.
We will have to risk regret.
All right, sure. It's a nice day. I'll go for a drive with you.
What about you?
I violated the Race and Resettlement Act.
Though I doubt anyone can point out the actual provision to me.
I kissed a Jewish girl.
Did your prick fall off?
GOETH: He likes women.
He likes good-looking women.
He sees a beautiful woman, he doesn't think.
He has so many women.
And they love him.
Ja, they love him. I mean, he is married, Ja, but he's...
All right, no. She was Jewish. He shouldn't have done it.
But you didn't see this girl.
I saw this girl. This girl was, woof...
She was very good-looking.
They cast a spell on you, you know, the Jews.
When you work closely with them, like I do, you see this.
They have this power. It's like a virus.
Some of my men are infected with this virus.
They should be pitied, not punished. They should receive treatment.
This is as real as typhus. I see this all the time.
It's a matter of money? Hmm?
You're offering me a bribe?
A bribe? No. No, please. It's a gratuity.
We give you Jewish girls at five marks a day, Oskar.
You should kiss us, not them.
God forbid you ever get a real taste for Jewish skirt.
There's no future in it. They don't have a future.
That's not just good, old-fashioned, Jew-hating talk.
It's policy now.
MAN: Ja, schön gefangen! Gut!
Nochmal, ja! Schön!
SOLDER: Also los! Bewegung!
Schneller hier! Zack, zack, zack!
Beweg deinen Arsch!
Das geht auch schneHer!
Schlaft nicht ein!
(CHOIR SINGING REQUIEM)
Nur die ganzen Fetzen, nicht das Gemüse!
Komm, das kannst du mit den Händen machen, fass da vorn an!
Die Kleinteile lass liegen!
(LAUGHING) (CONVERSING IN GERMAN)
So ist es! Walhalla!
Walhalla läuft hier!
GOETH: Can you believe this?
As if I don't have enough to do, they come up with this?
I have to find every rag buried up here and burn it.
The party's over, Oskar. They're closing us down, sending everybody to Auschwitz.
I don't know. As soon as I can arrange the shipments.
Maybe 30, 40 days. That ought to be fun.
SCHINDLER: I've been talking to Goeth.
I know the destination.
These are the evacuation orders.
I'm to help organize the shipments, put myself on the last train.
That's not what I was going to say.
I made Goeth promise me he'll put in a good word for you.
Nothing bad is going to happen to you there.
You'll receive special treatment.
The directives coming in from Berlin mention "special treatment" more and more often.
I'd like to think that's not what you mean.
Preferential treatment, all right?
Do we have to invent a whole new language?
I think so.
You're staying, I take it.
In Krakow? What on Earth for?
What for? You have a business to run.
Of course, you'll have to hire new workers. Poles, I guess.
They cost a little more, but...
What are you going to do?
You ran my business.
No, I'm going home.
I've done what I came here for.
I've got more money than any man can spend in a lifetime.
Some day, this is all going to end, you know.
I was going to say we'll have a drink then.
I think I better have it now.
(GOD BLESS THE CHILD PLAYING)
Bible says And it still is news Mama may have Papa may have But God bless the child That's got his own That's got his own
Yes, the strong gets more While the weak ones fade Empty pockets don't ever make the grade Mama may have Papa may have
But God bless the child That's got his own That's got his own
Money, you've got lots of friends
They're pounding on your...
GOETH: I don't understand. You want these people?
"These people"? My people, I want my people.
Who are you, Moses? Come on, what is this?
Where's the money in this? Where's the scam?
It's good business.
It's good business in your opinion.
Look, you've got to move them, the equipment, everything to Czechoslovakia.
Pay for all that and build another camp. Doesn't make any sense.
Look, Amon... It's good for me.
You're not telling me something.
I know them. I'm familiar with them. I don't have to train them.
You're not telling me something.
It's good for you. I'll compensate you.
That's right. It's good for the army.
Yeah, of course.
You know what I'm going to make? What?
Artillery shells. Everyone's making artillery shells.
Tank shells, they need that. Tanks shells, ja.
Everybody's happy. Everyone's happy, except me.
You're probably scamming me somehow.
If I'm making 100, you've got to be making 300.
And if you admit to 300, then it's 400, actually. But how?
I just told you.
You did, but you didn't.
Ja, all right, don't tell me.
I'll go along with it. It's just irritating I can't work it out.
Look, all you have to do is tell me what it's worth to you.
What's a person worth to you? No, no, no, no.
What's one worth to you?
Poldek Pfefferberg. Mila Pfefferberg.
Uh... Stagel, Stagel...
Paul. Paul Stagel.
The investors. I want all of them. Yes, sir.
Fischer. Ismail Fischer.
One moment, sir. I'm sorry, sir.
Come on, Stern. Scharf, Scharf.
The children. All the children.
STERN: Herbert Stier. SCHINDLER: Thank you.
Four hundred, 450.
Feigenbaum, Jakob. Wolf. Wolf Wein.
Feigenbaum, Lutek, Jakob... Nacha. Yes? Nacha.
Nacha, that's right.
SCHINDLER: And Wolf.
SCHINDLER: You can do the same thing I'm doing.
You might even make money at it.
MADRITSCH: I don't know.
Come on, Julius, I know about the extra food and clothes you give them.
Paid for out of your own pocket.
If we make a combined approach, we could get more than 4,000 out, mine and yours.
We could relocate them in something like safety, in Moravia.
I don't know.
How many cigarettes have you smoked tonight?
For every one... (COUGHS) you smoke, I smoke half.
I've done all I can. I will not accept that.
No, Oskar, I can't do any more.
I will not accept that.
How many? How many?
850, give or take.
Give or take what, Stern? Count them. How many?
That's it. You can finish that page.
What did Goeth say about this?
You just told him how many people you needed and...
You're not buying them.
You're buying them? You're paying him for each of these names?
If you were still working for me, I'd expect you to talk me out of it.
It's costing me a fortune.
Finish the page and leave one space at the bottom.
The list is an absolute good.
The list is life.
All around its margins lies the gulf.
Oskar, there's a clerical error here at the bottom of the last page.
No, there's one more name I want to put there.
I'll never find a maid as well trained as her at Brinnlitz.
They are all country girls.
One hand of 21.
If you win, I pay you 7,400 reichsmarks. No.
Hit a natural, I make it 14,800. No.
If I win, the girl goes on my list.
I can't wager Helen in a carol game.
Wouldn't be right.
She's just going to Auschwitz Number Two, anyway.
What difference does it make? She's not going to Auschwitz.
I'd never do that to her. No, I want her to come back to Vienna with me.
I want her to come to work for me there.
I want to grow old with her.
Are you mad?
Amon, you can't take her to Vienna with you.
No, of course I can't.
That's what I'd like to do.
What I can do, if I'm any sort of a man, is the next most merciful thing.
I shall take her into the woods and shoot her painlessly in the back of the head.
What was it you said for a natural 21?
Was it 14,800?
Schindlerjuden to these tables! Say your names clearly.
We are the family Dresner.
Juda, Jonas, Donata, and Chaja.
We are Rosners. Henry, Manci...
And our son. I am Olek.
Rebeka and Joseph Bau.
Rosalia Nussbaum. Wilhelm Nussbaum.
Farber, Rosa. Farber, Andrzej.
Poldek and Mila Pfefferberg.
Klipstein, Isak David.
(PENCIL SCRAPING PAPER)
The worst is over.
Men to this transport and women to this transport.
Be careful. Men to this transport and women to this transport.
Watch your step. Men to this transport and women to this transport.
(TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWING)
Wonderful, Olek, wonderful.
You know how we make ice into water?
Olek, get another one!
(TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWING)
MAN: Alle in einer Einzelreihe aufstellen!
You'll be pleased with the level of efficiency I get from these workers.
Budzyn, under my command, was the envy of every other commandant in the labor camp system.
The prisoners, however... Excuse me.
They would have rather been somewhere else.
SCHINDLER: The train with the women has already left Plaszow and will be arriving here very shortly.
I know you've had a long journey.
But it's only a short walk further to the factory, where hot soup and bread is waiting for you.
Welcome to Brinnlitz!
(TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWING)
MRS. DRESNER: Beans in cholent?
MILA: Beans are the best part.
DANKA: I don't like beans.
Beans and meat and potatoes and bread.
That's not the way you make cholent.
Eggs in cholent?
DANKA: I don't like cholent.
MRS. DRESNER: No, you don't.
What do you like?
I like caviar.
REBEKA: One day on the fire...
(TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWING)
(DOGS BARKING AND SNARLING)
Alle vorm Wagen in Position bleiben.
Alle in der Gruppe zusammenbleiben.
Wegbleiben vom Wagen!
Wegbleiben vom Wagen!
Wegbleiben vom Wagen, hab ich gesagt!
Schneller! Dalli, dalli, dalli!
Was ist da hinten los!
SOLDER: Los, raus mit euch. Zack, zack, zack! Raus!
Dreißig, fünfunddreißig, vierzig, fünfundvierzig.
Where are the list makers?
Where are the tables?
Raus mit euch!
...bagaze w wagonach!
Dalli! Rausgehen! Schneller!
Zostawcie bagaze w wagonach!
Los, ein bisschen schneller!
Mama, where are we?
They're in Auschwitz.
The train was never routed here. A paperwork mistake.
POLISH WOMAN: Szybciej! Szybko!
GERMAN WOMAN: Die Schuhe werfen!
Schneller! Schneller! Ubrania skladac!
Pod prysznic! Zieht euch aus! Bewegung!
Bewegt euch! Stellt euch auf und zieht euch aus!
Rozbierac sie tam szybciej! Schneller!
WOMAN: Szybko sie rozbierac.
Dostaniecie mydlo i recznik i pojdziecie pod prysznic do dezynfeckji!
Szybko sie rozbierac!
Schneller! Zabierajcie to mydlo i szybko!
Zieht euch schneller aus! Bewegung!
Szybko! Szybko! Sofort hinein! Schneller!
Pojdziecie pod prysznic! Szybko!
Hinein zum Bad! Schneller!
(EXCLAIMS IN SURPRISE)
Die Hand auf die Schulter!
MAN: How old are you, mother?
Cough for me, mother.
They say to fall against the fence is a kindness.
Don't kill yourself against the fence, Clara.
If you do, you'll never know what happened to you.
How old are you, mother?
Sir? Good morning.
A mistake has been made. We are not supposed to be here.
We work for Oskar Schindler. We are Schindler Jews.
Who is Oskar Schindler?
He had a factory in Krakow.
A pot maker.
How old are you, mother?
You are not the only industrialist who needs labor, Herr Schindler.
I remember earlier this year, IG Farben ordered a trainload of Hungarians for its chemical factory.
The train came in through the archway and the officer in charge of the selection went immediately to work and sent 2,000 of them straight away to Special Treatment.
It is not my task to interfere with the processes that take place down here.
Why do you think I can help you if I can't help IG Farben?
Allow me to express the reason.
I'm not making any judgment about you.
It's just that I know that in the coming months, we're all going to need portable wealth.
I could have you arrested.
I'm protected by powerful friends. You should know that.
I do not say I am accepting them.
All I say is, I'm not comfortable with them on the table.
I have a shipment coming in tomorrow.
I'll cut you 300 units from it.
New ones. These are fresh.
The train comes, we turn it around.
Mmm, yes, yes.
It's yours. I understand.
I want these.
You shouldn't get stuck on names.
That's right. It creates a lot of paperwork.
Zoldinger, Ernestina! Waldergrun, Hilda!
Laast, Anna! Pfefferberg, Mila!
Dresner, Chaja! Dresner, Dan ka!
Nussbaum, Sidonia! Rosner, Manci!
Hirsch, Helen! Grosz, Chaja Sara! Seelenfreund, Estella!
WOMAN SOLDIER: Schneller laufen! Schneller laufen! Schneller!
Schneller! Schneller! Mach schon! Voran!
Los, los, los! Schneller!
SOLDIERS: Schneller! Bewegt euch!
Bojcie sie! Bojcie sie!
No! No! No!
WOMAN SOLDIER: Mädchen, los jetzt aber! Jetzt aber Tempo!
Danka! Danka! Danka!
No! No! No!
Hey! Hey! Hey! What are you doing?
These are mine! These are my workers! They should be on my train!
They're skilled munitions workers! They're essential!
Their fingers polish the insides of shell metal casings.
How else am I to polish the inside of a 45 millimeter shell casing?
You tell me. You tell me!
Back on the train! Back on the train!
(TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWING)
Under Department "W" provisions it is unlawful to kill a worker without just cause.
Under the Businesses Compensation Fund lam entitled to file damage claims for such deaths.
If you shoot without thinking, you go to prison, I get paid.
That's how it works.
So, there will be no summary executions here.
There will be no interference of any kind with production.
In hopes of ensuring that, guards will no longer be allowed on the factory floor without my authorization.
For your cooperation, you have my gratitude.
Come on, come.
SOLDIER: Mensch, seit Jahren hab ich so etwas nicht mehr gesehen.
SCHINDLER: Come on, boys, come. Guck dir mal die Buddeln an!
PRIEST: Et dimitte nobis debita nostra... sicut et nos dimittimus...
CONGREGATION: ...quotidianum da nobis hodie.
Et dimitte nobis debita nostra... sicut et nos dimittimus... debitoribus nostris...
No doorman or maître d'will ever mistake you again.
...sed libera nos a malo
This is Itzhak Stern, my accountant. Itzhak...
You must be Mrs. Schindler.
It's a pleasure to meet you.
Emilie has volunteered to work in the clinic.
Very generous of you. I know.
We need to talk when you have a moment.
This is my wife, Stern. I don't keep any secrets from my spouse.
Oskar, please, attend to business. It's much more attractive.
What is it? We've received an angry complaint from the Armaments Board.
The artillery shells, tank shells, rocket casings, apparently all of them have failed quality control tests.
That's to be expected. Start-up problems.
This isn't pots and pans. This is a precise business.
I'll write them a letter. They're withholding payment.
Sure, so would I, so would you.
I wouldn't worry about it. We'll get it right one of these days.
There's a rumor you've been going around miscalibrating the machines.
They could shut us down, send us back to Auschwitz.
I'll call around, find out where we can buy shells.
Pass them off as ours.
I don't see the difference.
Whether they're made here or somewhere else...
You don't see a difference? I see a difference.
You'll lose a lot of money.
Fewer shells will be made.
Stern, if this factory ever produces a shell that can actually be fired, I'll be very unhappy-
WOMAN: Hello, madam. How do you do?
How are you doing, Rabbi? Rabbi!
Good, Herr Direktor.
Sun's going down.
Yes, it is.
What day is this? Friday? It is Friday, isn't it?
What's the matter with you? You should be preparing for the Sabbath.
I've got some wine. In my office. Come.
RABBI LETARTOV: Savree maranun verabonun verobotay Baruch atah, Adoshem eloheynu, melech ha-olam Boray p'ree ha-gafen WORKERS: Amen.
Baruch atah, Adoshem eloheynu, melech ha-olam A-sher kid'shanu b'mitzvo-tav v'ratza va-nu V'shabbat kaddsho b'ahavah oov-ratzone hin-cheelanu Zeekaron Pma-ahsay v'raysheet Kee hoo yom t'cheelah Pmikraay kodesh zaycher leetzeeat mitzrayim Kee vanu vachatah v'ohtahnu keydashta mekol ha-ahmim V'shabbat kadd-shcha b'ahavah oov-ratzone hin-chal-ta-nu Baruch atah, Adoshem, m'kaddaysh ha-Shabbat Gut Shabbos.
(WORKERS RESPOND) Gut Shabbos.
Do you have any money hidden away someplace that I don't know about?
Why? Am I broke?
WINSTON CHURCHILL ON RADIO: Yesterday morning, at 2:41 a.m., at General Eisenhower's headquarters, General Jodl signed the Act of Unconditional Surrender of all German land, sea and air forces in Europe to the Allied Expeditionary Force and simultaneously to the Soviet High Command.
The German war is, therefore, at an end.
(KNOCKING AT DOOR) But let us not forget for a moment...
I think it's time the guards came into the factory.
Japan, with all her treachery...
The unconditional surrender of Germany has just been announced.
At midnight tonight, the war is over.
Tomorrow you'll begin the process of looking for survivors of your families.
In most cases,
you won't find them.
After six long years of murder, victims are being mourned throughout the world.
Many of you have come up to me and thanked me.
Thank your fearless Stern and others among you who worried about you and faced death at every moment.
I'm a member of the Nazi Party.
I'm a munitions manufacturer.
I'm a profiteer of slave labor.
I am a criminal.
At midnight you'll be free, and I'll be hunted.
I shall remain with you until five minutes after midnight, after which time, and I hope you'll forgive me, I have to flee.
I know you have received orders from our commandant, which he has received from his superiors, to dispose of the population of this camp.
Now would be the time to do it.
Here they are, they're all here. This is your opportunity.
Or you could leave
and return to your families as men instead of murderers.
In memory of the countless victims among your people, I ask us to observe three minutes of silence.
RABBI LEVARTOV: Yitgadal veyitkadash shemey raba Be'olma di'vera chir'utey veyamlich malchutey Ve'yatzmach purkaney vi'ykarev meshichey Bechayeychon u'veyomeychon u'vechayey di chol beyt yisrael Ba'agala u'vizman kariv ve'imru amen WORKERS: Amen.
Yehey sh'mey raba mevorach le'olam u'le'olmey olmaya Yitbarach ve'yishtabach ve'yitpa'ar ve'yitromam ve'yitnasey Ve'yithadar ve'yit'aleh ve'yiythalal She'mey dikudsha b'rich hu Yehey sh'lama raba min shemaya ve'chayim tovim Aleynu ve'al kol yisrael ve'imru amen WORKERS: Amen.
Thank you, Mr. Jereth.
Thank you, Mr. Jereth.
STERN: Open wide.
Thank you, Mr. Jereth.
Thank you, Mr. Jereth.
As soon as peace occurs, I want...
I want that cloth distributed to the workers.
Two and a half meters each.
Also, each person is to get a bottle of vodka.
They won't drink it. They know its value.
Likewise those Egipshi cigarettes we organized.
It'll be done. Everything you ask.
We've written a letter, trying to explain things in case you are captured.
Every worker has signed it.
It is Hebrew, from the Talmud.
It says, "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire."
I could have got more out.
I could have got more. I don't know.
If I just...
I could have got more.
Oskar, there are 1,100 people who are alive because of you. Look at them.
If I'd made more money.
I threw away so much money.
(SOBBING) You have no idea.
If I had just...
There will be generations because of what you did.
I didn't do enough.
You did so much.
Goeth would've bought this car.
Why did I keep the car? Ten people right there.
Ten more people.
This is gold.
Two more people.
He would have given me two for it, at least one.
He would have given me one, one more.
One more person.
A person, Stern.
(SOBBING) I could have gotten one more person, and I didn't.
And I didn't!
You have been liberated by the Soviet Army!
Have you been in Poland?
I just came from Poland.
Are there any Jews left?
Where should we go?
RUSSIAN OFFICER: Don't go east, that's for sure.
They hate you there.
I wouldn't go west either, if I were you.
We could use some food.
Isn't there a town over there?
CHORUS: Avir harim tzalul kayayin Ve-reiach oranim Nisa be-ru'ach ha'arbaim Im kol pa'amonim U-v-tardemat ilan va-even Shvuya ba-haloma Ha-ir asher badad yoshevet U-ve-liba homa Yerushalaim shel zahav Ve-shel nehoshet ve-shel or Ha-lo le-khol shirayich Ani kinor Yerushalaim shel zahav Ve-shel nehoshet ve-shel or Ha-lo le-khol shirayich Ani kinor Heil Hitler.
Eicha yavshu borot ha-mayim Kikar ha-shuk reka Ve-ein poked et Har ha-Bait Ba-ir ha-atika U-va-me'arot asher ba-sela Meyalelot ruchot Ve-ein yored el Yam ha-Melach Be-derech Yericho Yerushalaim shel zahav Ve-shel nehoshet ve-shel or Ha-lo le-khol shirayich Ani kinor Yerushalaim shel zahav Ve-shel nehoshet ve-shel or Ha-lo le-khol shirayich Ani kinor