Twelve Stones at The Jordan River West Banks

Schindler’s Ark

 The twelve stone memorial piled high on the west bank of the River Jordan at Gilgai.  It is a memorial for al future l generations for the people the of Israel.  When looked upon this memorial would cause the people to remember the Lord’s goodness, when He led them into the Promised Land, and set free from the bondage of Pharaohs and the Egyptian. It was a reminder to the parents to tell their children the story how wonderful God is who set them free from the Egyptian.  

Often when the Jewish put stones on a grave site it was to honor the dead a Jewish tradition.Among the most memorable parts of Spielberg’s film was its closing scene, in which Schindler’s Jews pays their respects to their savior by placing rocks on his grave, His name was put in the Righteous at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem for rescuing 1,200 from the Nazi regime. The only member of the Nazi Party to be honored. 

A retired missionary once told me it not how you start the race it’s how you finished the race that counts, Oskar Schindler would fit in this category. A complex and conflicted man, Schindler was an unlikely candidate for heroism that involved risking his life to save others. 

 He was German decent but born in Czechoslovakia a womanizer, and was involved in the spy business and hired by Germans, and a collaborated with the German, planned the invasion of Poland. 

Never one to miss a chance to make money, he marched into Poland on the heels of the SS. He dived headfirst into the black-market and the underworld and soon made friends with the local Gestapo bigwigs, softening them up with women, money and unlawful booze. His newfound connections helped him acquire a factory which he ran with the cheapest labor around the Jewish people.

Jewish property and businesses were summarily destroyed or appropriated by the SS and ‘sold’ to Nazi ‘investors’, one of whom was the fast talking, womanizing, money hungry Schindler used bribery means getting involved SS.  Producing enamel goods and munitions to supply the German front.

 Schindler was making money, but everyone in his factory was fed, no-one was beaten; no-one was killed. It became an oasis of humanity in a desert of moral torpor. 

At first, he seemed like every other usurping German industrialist, driven by profit, and unmoved by the means of his profiteering. But somewhere along the line, something changed. Perhaps it how the SS treated the jew’s people was herded into crowded ghettos, randomly beaten and humiliated, capriciously killed.         He once said, “If you saw a dog going to be crushed under a car, wouldn’t you help him?” Yet another quotation,” I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system. “ 

  Hence, he long with Itzhak Stern The financial manger of his enterprise compiles a list called The Schindler’s Lists or knew as Schindler’s Ark where 1,200 Jews were rescued from sure death camp works his factory in Zablocie convincing the SS that they were important part to the war effort. Making defective bullets for German guns. He transferred his factory to Brunnlitz Sudetenland in October 1944 until the war. Where 1,200 Jew were liberated 

 After the war he became hunted because he was involved in the SS, and 1,200 Jews were se free. Where a letter was written by former workers, signed by Isaak Stern. To Dr. Hilfstein, Chaim Salpeter, Former President of the Zionist Executive in Krakow. How he treated Jewish honor respect despite huge challenge he faced German authorities.   

The director Steven Spielberg was ashamed to be a Jew. In high school, I got smacked and kicked around. Two bloody noses. It was horrible experience for him. His family had direct ties to the Holocaust: relatives died in Poland and Ukraine. In 1982 Steven Spielberg was handed a book called Schindler’s Ark written by Thomas Keneally’s prize-winning book. Because sensitivity of those characters and the relationships on the screen he was conflicted whether should direct this movie? He more known for doing dinosaur and sci-fi pictures. Ten Years later start production and directed movies and called it The Schindler’s List it was mostly black and white in a documentary-style, at a length of more than three hours. Where movies won seven oscars and nominated for twelve Oscars. 

 In the movie Schindler Lists the actor who played who played Oskar Schindler Liam Neeson in moving scene, “ “I could have got more out. I could have got more. I don’t know. If I’d just…I could have got more. If I’d made more money…I threw away so much money. You have no idea. If I’d justI didn’t do enough! This car. Goeth would have bought this car. Why did I keep the car? Ten people right there. Ten people. Ten more people. This pin. Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would have given me two for it, at least one. One more person.  Oskar Schindler: I could have gotten one more person… and I didn’t! And I… I didn’t!” You do not measure a man heart how many people they rescue but the one who killed while on your watch. Chris Kyle American Snipper, ““MY REGRETS ARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE I COULDN’T SAVE—Marines, soldiers, my buddies. I still feel their loss. I still ache for my failure to protect them.” 

 ” You measure their heart because they care enough to do something about it.  Oskar Schindler sacrifice all his wealth to save 1,200 Jewish people.Today there are more than 7,000 descendants of the Schindler-Jews living in US and Europe, many in Israel.



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