Grapevine: An Oscar for Yad Vashem twice over

It will in a sense be a double Oscar for Yad Vashem next week when Croatian filmmaker and Holocaust survivor Branko Lustig, as one of the producers of the Academy Award-winning film Schindler’s List, will present the Oscar that he received to Yad Vashem. Oskar Schindler, a Czechborn ethnic German industrialist, despite being a member of the Nazi party, saved the lives of 1,200 Jews by employing them in his enamelware and munitions factory plants. He was initially able to protect them from deportation by giving them essential work, but later he defended them by bribing senior officials with luxury gifts.


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