In the movie "Schindler's List" a woman asks that her parents be put in Schindler's factory. He tells her to get out but eventually does, and she is watching as her parents walk into the factory. How come she wasn't in a concentration camp since her parents are assumedly both Jewish?
#12737. Asked by makenosense. (Jul 07 01 1:04 AM)
I have seen the movie and read the book a couple of times. It's been a few years |
since I have seen the movie, so I would have to watch it again to find out exactly
which scene you are talking about. However, to answer your question, just because
the woman's parents were in one of the camps, does not mean they were Jewish. Yes
most of the people sent to the camps were Jewish, but a lot of other people were
sent who were not, for a variety of reasons. Including political prisoners,
homosexuals, Gypsies and other undesirables. The Nazis had their own definition
of who was an undesirable, depending on which day of the week is was, and what
hour of the day. In other words, if you were not a card carrying Nazi, anyone
for any reason could become an undesirable. Some POW's were even sent to one camp
in error, giving even more credibility to what had happened, to the sub-species
human wanna be's of today, that spew their rhetoric, that it never happened at all.
The parents could have been hiding or helping someone and were either caught or
turned in. The father could have been Jewish, but not the mother. Children of so
called 'mixed marriages' were only considered Jewish, if the mother was Jewish.
That may have been the case with this woman's parents. Her father would have been
sent to the camps if he was Jewish and her mother would have been sent for being
married or having relations with a Jewish man. Their daughter, not considered
Jewish, would not be sent to the camps, unless she did something the Nazis
considered wrong. Which of course, could have been any little thing that she may
not have even been aware of. Some women prostituted themselves to get extra food
and clothing or were chosen by the Nazis running the camps as their little toys.
The man or men would want her to look as nice as possible, which may explain her
appearance. Who knows what she looked like under those clothes. I could go on and
on about this, but won't, though I am sure most of you think I already have. I do
hope this helps you understand that things are not always as they seem. Never
assume anything, it only makes an ass out of u and me. My source for this is the
dozens and dozens of books I have read about the Holocaust and World War II.
I remember the scene, and the woman had been passing as a non-jew. This is explained in the book. She is torn between risking exposure to help her parents, and continuing to live as an undocumented person.|
Maddog is right because you can't distinguish between Jewish and non-Jewish women as was the case with Jewish men (circumcised), some women that had Aryan appearance pretended to be non-Jewish. A former Israeli Parliament member helped the resistance in the ghetto from outside because she was blonde.|
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