In his book Witness
The Making Of Schindler's List Franciszek Palowski
tells about Janina Olszewska, who had worked for Oscar
Schindler at his office and had known him well during
World War 2. She later told that Schindler not only saved
Jews but also helped many Polish people.
When her husband was arrested and sentenced to death for
his work with the Polish underground, Schindler
miraculously got him out of the prison and thus saved his
Janina recalled once when a friend came to her in tears -
the Nazis were taking her son to slave labor in Germany.
She asked Schindler for help and he arranged the boy's
release, employing him in his factory till the end of the
On another occasion an escaped Polish prisoner from
Auschwitz showed up at Janina's. When Schindler was asked
for help, he hired the man as his chauffeur.
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