In during , the Germans had forced local into the overcrowded . , an , arrives in the city hoping to make his fortune. A member of the , Schindler lavishes bribes on (German armed forces) and officials and acquires to produce . To help him run the business, Schindler enlists the aid of , a local Jewish official who has contacts with and the Jewish business community. Stern helps Schindler arrange financing for the factory. Schindler maintains friendly relations with the Nazis and enjoys wealth and status as "Herr Direktor", and Stern handles administration. Schindler hires Jewish workers because they cost less, while Stern ensures that as many people as possible are deemed essential to the German war effort, which saves them from being transported to concentration camps or killed.
Pras, I would rate Schindlers List as the best Spielberg has ever made, on par with Munich and A.I. Some of the scenes, just left me stunned. Interestingly Spielberg himself was reluctant to do it, he wanted Polanski to direct this. But he refused saying that the experiences in Krakow Ghetto were too personal for him, Polanski himself being a Holocaust survivor. Scorsese backed out saying that as a Catholic, he could not do justice to an essentially Jewish subject, and that is when Spielberg stepped in.