Q:

How did Oskar Schindler die?

A:

Quick Answer

Oskar Schindler died of liver failure on October 9, 1974 at the age of 66. In accordance to his wishes, he was buried in Jerusalem. Schindler saved the lives of about 1,200 Jewish workers employed in his factory during World War II.

Know More
How did Oskar Schindler die?
Credit: UniversalImagesGroup Universal Images Group Getty Images

Full Answer

Oskar Schindler was born on April 28, 1908 in Moravia. In 1939 he moved to Karakow and bought a Jewish-owned factory. This factory, Emalia, employed over 1,000 Jewish workers, who Schindler was able to claim as essential workers due to the addition of an armaments manufacturing division. In 1944, he relocated his plant, and the list of Jewish workers he needed for the factory was known as “Schindler's List." In doing so he was able to spare the lives of his workers. The 1983 book and 1993 film, both titled “Schindler's List," tell his story.

Learn More

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How did Einstein die?

    A:

    Albert Einstein died as the result of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm on April 18, 1955 at the age of 76. He had been hospitalized with internal bleeding for which he refused treatment, wanting to die in his own time and on his own terms.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    When did Ronnie Biggs die?

    A:

    Ronnie Biggs died on Dec.18, 2013, at the age of 84. Biggs was also known as "the Great Train Robber" because of his participation in the 1963 Great Train Robbery in England, according to BBC News UK.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How did Sir Isaac Newton die?

    A:

    According to BBC History, Sir Isaac Newton died in his sleep as an old man on March 20, 1727, at the age of 82. Prior to his death, Newton was living in Kensington, Middlesex, England.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How did Isaac Newton die?

    A:

    Newton died in his sleep in London, England, on March 31, 1727, at the age 85. On the previous day, after suffering severe pain in his abdomen, Newton blacked out and never regained consciousness.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore