20 Facts About Schindler’s List That Make The Movie An Even More Poignant Experience

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Few films of the modern age of cinema are as poignant as the 1993 historical biopic Schindler’s List. With legendary director Steven Spielberg at the helm, the film captured the true pain and horror  of the Holocaust. Irish actor Liam Neeson played the role of Oskar Schindler in his mission to free the Jewish people from the hands of the Nazis – ultimately garnering scores of awards and plaudits ever since its release. However, despite its huge reputation, some stones remain unturned. And the facts will give you a greater appreciation for this challenging but necessary piece of artistic work.

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20. Not about the money

Director Spielberg refused to make any earnings at all from Schindler’s List. The legendary filmmaker deemed the proceeds to be “blood money,” and he refused to pocket them but donated them to a Shoah foundation set up in remembrance of the Holocaust by none other than Spielberg himself.

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