Schindler - Not a Natural Rebel
Oskar Schindler was a socialite and industrialist, but he began his relationship with the Nazi regime as a spy in Moravia. After the German invasion of Poland, he was given control of the enamel factory in Krakow. After his factory was assigned a workforce of forced Jewish laborers, he gradually began to protect them from further violence and persecution by arranging for his factory to be classified as essential for the war effort.
Later he was able to leverage his good relationship with the SS in order to maintain a separate sub-camp for his workers, with better living conditions and away from the direct control of SS officers. Together with his wife Emilie, he is considered responsible for saving the lives of about 1,200 Jews. Initially, the Yad Vashem memorial in Israel was conflicted about whether Schindler should be granted the status of Righteous Among the Nations. The status was granted to him posthumously in 1993.