My name is Death. This is a story about a hero named Oskar Schindler who saved a thousand Jews.
Schindler, my men and I must speak with you.
What am I going to do?
I know what I have to do. I have to take my workers with me.
Death introduces himself at the Plaszow concentration camp. He carries the soul of one of the camp's prisoners away. When he passes over a factory, he explains how he has never taken a soul from the factory. Death proceeds to tell the story of Oskar Schindler, who saved his workers from Auschwitz.
Amon Goeth and his men are outside of Oskar's office. Goeth wants to talk to Oskar about his workers. He gives him notice that the German government are planning on sending the Jews at the Plaszow concentration camp to Auschwitz. Oskar must hand over responsibility of his workers to Goeth.
The German Army High Command approved of your list. Great work, Schindler.
Goeth leaves after alerting Oskar to a business opportunity in Brunnlitz. After his meeting with Goeth, Oskar is feeling distressed. He doesn't know how he can save his workers from being taken by the government. He works all morning to distract himself from the meeting.
Oskar drives to Das Hölzerne Pferd for a drink. While he is there, he tries to come up with a solution to his predicament. His train of thought leads to an idea that could save his workers. Oskar leaves the bar, determined to carry out his plan.
Oskar's plan was to create a list of workers to bring with him to Brunnlitz. Oskar presents his list to Goeth. Goeth takes the list to review it with his superiors. He returns the list later in Oskar's office and praises him for doing a good job.
At an assembly, Oskar announces the names of the workers on his list who will come with him to Brunnlitz. Oskar closes down the Emalia factory. He packs up the enamelware that the factory produces. He helps his workers prepare for the new opportunities awaiting at Brunnlitz.
Theme: Help and salvation can come from unlikely places and people.