SCHINDLER'S LIST

Screenplay by STEVEN ZAILLIAN Based on the novel by THOMAS KENEALLY Directed by STEVEN SPIELBERG

First Revision March, 1990

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IN BLACK AND WHITE:

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TRAIN WHEELS grinding against track, slowing. FOLDING TABLE LEGS scissoring open. The LEVER of a train door being pulled. NAMES on lists on clipboards held by clerks moving alongside the tracks. CLERKS (V.O.) ... Rossen ... Lieberman ... Wachsberg ... BEWILDERED RURAL FACES coming down off the passenger train. FORMS being set out on the folding tables. HANDS straightening pens and pencils and ink pads and stamps. CLERKS (V.O.) ... When your name is called go over there ... take this over to that table ... TYPEWRITER KEYS rapping a name onto a list. A FACE. KEYS typing another name. Another FACE. CLERKS (V.O.) ... you're in the wrong line, wait over there ... you, come over here... A MAN is taken from one long line and led to the back of another. A HAND hammers a rubber stamp at a form. Tihgt on a FACE. KEYS type another NAME. Another FACE. Another NAME. CLERKS (V.O.) ... Biberman ... Steinberg ... Chilowitz ...

As a hand comes down stamping a GRAY STRIPE across a registration card, there is absolute silence ... then MUSIC, the Hungarian love song, "Gloomy Sunday," distant ... and the stripe bleeds into COLOR, into BRIGHT YELLOW INK. 2. INT. HOTEL ROOM - CRACOW, POLAND - NIGHT. The song plays from a radio on a rust-stained sink. The light in the room is dismal, the furniture cheap. The curtains are faded, the wallpaper peeling ... but the clothes laid out across the single bed are beautiful. The hands of a man button the shirt, belt the slacks. He slips into the double-breasted jacket, knots the silk tie, folds a handkerchief and tucks it into the jacket pocket, all with great deliberation. A bureau. Some currency, cigarettes, liquor, passport. And an elaborate gold-on-black enamel Hakenkreuz (or swastika) which the gentleman pins to the lapel of his elegant dinner jacket. He steps back to consider his reflection in the mirror. He likes what he sees: Oskar Schindler - salesman from Zwittau - looking almost reputable in his one nice suit. Even in this awful room. 3. INT. NIGHTCLUB - CRACOW, POLAND - NIGHT. 3. 2.

A spotlight slicing across a crowded smoke-choked club to a small stage where a cabaret performer sings. It's September, 1939. General Sigmund List's armored divisions, driving north from the Sudetenland, have taken Cracow, and now, in this club, drinking, socializing, conducting business, is a strange clientele: SS officers and Polish cops, gangsters and girls and entrepreneurs, thrown together by the circumstance of war. Oskar Schindler, drinking alone, slowly scans the room, the faces, stripping away all that's unimportant to him, settling only on details that are: the rank of this man, the higher rank of that one, money being slipped into a hand. A WAITER SETS DOWN DRINKS in front of the SS officer who took the money. A lieutenant, he's at a table with his girlfriend and a lower-ranking officer. WAITER From the gentleman. The waiter is gesturing to a table across the room where Schindler, seemingly unaware of the SS men, drinks with the bestlooking woman in the place. LIEUTENANT

Do I know him? His sergeant doesn't. His girlfriend doesn't. LIEUTENANT Find out who he is. The sergeant makes his way over to Schindler's table. There's a handshake and introductions before - and the lieutenant, watching, can't believe it - his guy accepts the chair Schindler's dragging over. The lieutenant waits, but his man doesn't come back; he's forgotten already he went there for a reason. Finally, and it irritates the SS man, he has to get up and go over there. LIEUTENANT Stay here. His girlfriend watches him cross toward Schindler's table. Before he even arrives, Schindler is up and berating him for leaving his date way over there across the room, waving at the girl to come join them, motioning to waiter to slide some tables together. WAITERS ARRIVE WITH PLATES OF CAVIAR and another round of drinks. The lieutenant makes a half-hearted move for his wallet. LIEUTENANT Let me get this one. SCHINDLER No, put it away, put it away. Schindler's already got his money out. Even as he's paying, his eyes are working the room, settling on a table where a girl is declining the advances of two more high-ranking SS men. A TABLECLOTH BILLOWS as a waiter lays it down on another table that's been added to the others. Schindler seats the SS officers on either side of his own "date" SCHINDLER What are you drinking, gin? He motions to a waiter to refill the men's drinks, and, returning to the head of the table(s), sweeps the room again with his eyes. A ROAR OF LAUGHTER erupts from Schindler's party in the corner. Nobody's having a better time than those people over there. His guests have swelled to ten or twelve - SS men, Polish cops, girls - and he

CLERKS Groder . Schindler offers a hand. 5. smiling urbanely. Libeskind .DAY. Others against sides of buildings. APARTMENT BUILDING . SCHINDLER Stern? Behind Schindler. A radio. waiting. He's an old friend of ... I don't know.moves among them like the great entertainer he is. Here.. closer. a man with the face and manner of a Talmudic scholar. As the bulb flashes. calling out names. the door to another apartment closes softly. She lifts the unwieldy thing to her face and focuses.. 5. waiting. 4. at this table across the room. Others near idling trucks. black and white. EXT.CRACOW .CRACOW . is suddenly silenced.. 4. A photograph of a face on a work card. A GIRL WITH A BIG CAMERA screws in a flashbulb. Stern tentatively reaches for . finally nods in resignation. The party pin in his lapel catches the light in the hallway. surrounded by his many new friends. and the moment is caught in BLACK and WHITE: Oskar Schindler. SQUARE . Confused. A hand affixes a sticker to the card and it saturates with COLOR. Clerks with clipboards move through the crowds. making sure everybody's got enough to eat and drink. an SS officer gestures to one of the SS men who an hour ago couldn't get the girl to sit at his table.DAY. A typed name. like his number has just come up. somewhere. STERN I am. waiting. DEEP BLUE. SS OFFICER 1 Who is that? SS OFFICER 2 (like everyone knows) That's Oskar Schindler. somebody's... The guy comes over. INT. Gemeinerowa . SCHINDLER Are you Itzhak Stern? At the door of this apartment. BLACK and WHITE.. the noise of the club suddenly drops out. People in long lines.

SCHINDLER There's a company you did the books for on Lipowa Street.DAY. sir. 6. takes out a cigarette case. SCHINDLER I don't know anything about enamelware. do you? He offers Stern a cigarette. Stern declines it with a slow shake of his head. SCHINDLER All right. though. or what he wants. Schindler looks puzzled. SCHINDLER Simple engineering.. STERN'S APARTMENT . Settled into an overstuffed chair in a simple apartment. made what. and finds his own grasped firmly. wouldn't you think? Change the machines around. I'm a Jew. pots and pans? Stern stares at the cognac Schindler's offering him.it. couldn't you? Schindler lowers his voice as if there could possibly be someone else listening in somewhere. He waits for a reaction. STERN I was just the accountant. whatever you do. mess kits . SCHINDLER Army contracts. Schindler pours a shot of cognac from a flask. STERN (pause) By law. I have to tell you. then shrugs. you could make other things. STERN It did all right. 6. dismissing it. INT. SCHINDLER Field kits.. . Stern declines again. Schindler nods. and misinterprets Stern's silence for a lack of understanding. you think? He keeps holding out the drink. He doesn't know who this man is. you've done it good company.

Finding the money to buy the company. STERN (pause) Jews can no longer own businesses. they wouldn't own it. But not to Stern. In fact the worse things get the better you'll do. They can trade it on the black market. do whatever they want. STERN Get the contracts and I'm sure you'll do very well. Schindler grins good-naturedly. SCHINDLER Once the war ends. all kidding aside SCHINDLER You know anybody? Stern stares at him curiously. I'd own it. that's hard. uproariously. SCHINDLER Jews. SCHINDLER Well. sir. It was a "pleasure. But then. Investors. He laughs loudly. forget it. I'd pay them back in product. . sitting there taking another sip of his cognac. just as abruptly as the laugh erupted. yeah. He really doesn't know. everybody's happy. Don't you think? STERN (with an edge) I think most people right now have other priorities. so in contrast to his own and the complexities of being a Jew in occupied Cracow in 1939. but for now it's great. He shrugs. SCHINDLER Like what? Stern smiles despite himself. it sounds more than fair to him. The man's manner is so simple. placid as a large dog.But Stern does understand. he's dead serious. Stern decides to end the conversation. Schindler tries for a moment to imagine what they could possibly be. you could make a fortune. He understands too well. He can't." SCHINDLER The contracts? That's the easy part. that's why this one's for sale.

9. As he taps it into a place and scrapes off the excess cement. MARY'S CATHEDRAL . A young man emerges from an alley pocketing his Jewish armband. Mary's cathedral. the image DRAINS OF COLOR. and slides in next to another young man. 7. ST. 9. Whispered. Poldek Pfefferberg.NIGHT. a crew of brick-layers is erecting a ten-foot wall where a street once ran unimpeded. 7.DAY. The young Polish Jew from the street. STERN I don't know anybody who'd be interested in that. 8. He crosses a street past German soldiers and trucks and climbs the steps of St. A priest performing Mass to scattered parishioners. SCHINDLER (nodding) Something they can hold in their hands. going over notes scribbled on a little pad inside a missal. kneels. EXT. SCHINDLER (a slow knowing nod) They should be. crosses himself. Pfefferberg shows him a container of shoe polish he takes from his pocket. PFEFFERBERG . This man is nothing more than a salesman with a salesman's pitch. Goldberg. GOLDBERG You asked for shoe polish. INT.CRACOW . just dressed better than most. EXT. A mason trowels mortar onto a brick.STERN Pots and pans. A dark and cavernous place. Silence. 8.DAY. CRACOW . Stern studies him. bored GOLDBERG What's that? PFEFFERBERG You don't recognize it? Maybe that's because it's not what I asked for. Lots of empty pews. Under lights. STREET .

and. and I'm going to tell them. he just keeps looking over at Pfefferberg's shirt. crosses himself as he gets up. He flips the pad closed. you gave me glass.. waits for him to leave so he can finish his business with Pfefferberg . PFEFFERBERG Look it up. satisfied with the figures. These are fees I have to pay some guys. but Schindler doesn't leave. is about to hand over to Pfefferberg some outlawed Polish notes from an envelope when Schindler comes in from the street. the desk clerk. But by the time it got there because of the cold . PFEFFERBERG This is not your problem? Everybody wants to know who I got it from. INT.. all but ignoring Pfefferberg. at the cuffs. Both are wearing their armbands. Goldberg doesn't bother. Pfefferberg underlines figures on a little notepad of his own PFEFFERBERG Let's say this is what you give me. GOLDBERG This is not my problem.it broke. greatly put upon. This is what I bring you back in Occupation currency. and leaves. gets Schindler his room key. . GOLDBERG (pause) So I'm responsible for the weather? PFEFFERBERG I asked for metal. GOLDBERG Metal. The clerk. he pockets his little notepad and intones a response to the priest's prayer. The clerk puts the money away. pockets it. the whole truckload. HOTEL . This is my commission.DAY. takes out his little notepad again and makes a notation in it. Pfefferberg at the front desk of a sleepy hotel with another black market middleman. Goldberg glances to Pfefferberg for the first time. 10. 10. the collar.My buyers sold it to a guy who sold it to the Army.

Schindler takes out his money and begins peeling off bills. PFEFFERBERG Like this? SCHINDLER (nodding) There's nothing in the stores. but that. PFEFFERBERG Write down your measurements. PFEFFERBERG You have any idea what a shirt like this costs? SCHINDLER Nice things cost money.' let that be the end of it. Pfefferberg glances to the desk clerk and offers a shrug. It's not wise doing business with a German who could have you arrested for no reason whatsoever. waiting for Pfefferberg to nod when it's enough. The clerk tries to tell Pfefferberg again with a look that this isn't smart. SCHINDLER You don't know where I could find a shirt like that. in this instance at least. more. but Pfefferberg keeps pushing it. . The look Schindler gives him lets him know that he's trying to hustle a hustler. As he writes down the information. PFEFFERBERG How many? SCHINDLER I don't know. Nor does he appear to hear the short burst of muffled gunfire that erupts from somewhere up the street. He's being overcharged. Yeah. grays. But there's something guileless about it. he'll let it go. and he knows it. and waits for Schindler to leave. He hands over the money and Pfefferberg hands over his notepad. but he doesn't. Pfefferberg ignores it. The clerk tries to discourage Pfefferberg from pursuing this transaction with just a look. As he writes SCHINDLER I'm going to need some other things. Pfefferberg nods. That's a good color. Pfefferberg knows he should say 'no. ten or twelve. Dark blues.PFEFFERBERG That's a nice shirt. thanks. As things come up.

pays the railroad a reduced excursion fare. As the guy comes over with his camera. (pause) The Jews. somebody's got to pay. Scherner insists Schindler pose with the astonished bride and groom. Other SS and Army officers share the table with Czurda. the SS turns around. Two horses. You have to set aside an afternoon. SCHINDLER (to Ingrid) Excuse me. Schindler gets up from the table. dance to the music of a quartet on a bandstand. Since it's the SS that's reserved the trains. They're the ones riding the trains. Schindler appears. Scherner hails a photographer. and pockets the difference. takes the reins from the stable boy. So you got Jews paying their own fares to ride on cattle cars to God knows where. they should pay. being led into the garden by a stable boy.SCHERNER'S RESIDENCE CRACOW . it doesn't matter . CZURDA So you got thousands of fares that have to be paid. only he doesn't seem to be paying attention. logically they should pay. the reception guests drink and eat at tables set up on an expansive lawn. sees something odd across the yard. his wife and daughter and son-in-law stare at the horses. Brilliant. Ingrid. Whether it's a passenger car or a livestock car. . hands one set to the bride and the other to the groom. by the way. He glances off. nice blue shirt.which. saddled-up. CZURDA The SS doesn't own the trains. There you have it. GARDEN . SCHINDLER There's nothing more sacred than marriage. go down to the station and see this. As Oberfuhrer Scherner and his daughter.11. rather his attention and affections are directed to the blonde next to him. No happier an occasion than one's wedding day. They pay the SS full fare. Schindler. in a wedding gown. you have to see. they're beautiful. too. so does just about everybody else. Scherner.DAY. But this is a lot of money. 11. EXT. I wish you all the best. jacket. He shrugs.

The Nazis have taken your money. one of six Special Chivalrous Duty squads assigned to Cracow.Big smiles. 14. Just as he's passing a synagogue. Flash. I go in. OWNER I go to the bank. The guys come in and start carting out anything of any value: cash register. pastries.DAY. It's really a bad deal. they fear him.DAY.DAY. MAX REDLICHT That makes sense to you? The man doesn't answer. couple of tables. they tell me my account's been placed in Trust. In Trust? What are they talking about. some men in long overcoats cross the street. 13. they are an elite and wild bunch. you expect me to go unpaid. . INT. He's never heard of such a thing. Einsatzgruppen.CRACOW . 13. Max looks at the man not without sympathy. Max Redlicht.. EXT. 12. whose Trust? The Germans'. People inside and out nod hello. He watches Max get up and cross to the front door where he says something to two of his guys and leaves. CRACOW STREET . MAX REDLICHT This is true? OWNER I'll take you there. The owner of the place just stares at Redlicht. a loaf of bread . a chair. Max strolls along the sidewalk. Bread. but they despise him. STARAR BOZNICA SYNAGOGUE SAME TIME . INT. browsing in store windows. Now I see that everybody's arguing. So because they've done this to you.. But then MAX REDLICHT Let me understand. STOREFRONT . A neighborhood place. they can't get to their money either. At one sits owner and a well-dressed man in his seventies. I look around. That's what you're saying. 14. 12.

He turns to Max. The rabbi finally does it. One of the Einsatzgruppen squad removes the parchment Torah scroll while another calmly addresses the assembly: EINSATZ NCO I want you to spit on it. EINSATZ NCO . I do bad things? Max admits it with a shrug. No one does anything for a moment. including Max Redlicht. spit on it. The liberals from the street seem to say with their eyes. This is unexpected. I want you to walk past. And you do it? (pause) What won't you do? Nobody answers. They're made to stand before the Ark in two lines: Orthodox and non. The Einsatz NCO glances away to the others. there's only one who has the guts to say no? One? And he doesn't even believe? (no one.The Sabbath prayers of a congregation of Orthodox Jews are interrupted by a commotion at the rear of the ancient temple. They exchange a glance. of course answer him) I come in here. I ask you to do something no one should ever ask. the others. we're all too sophisticated for this. silently check with their rabbi. the rabbi and Max Redlicht hesitate. and stand over there. Silence. MAX REDLICHT I haven't been to temple must be fifty years.. The Einsatz NCO glances from Max to the rabbi and smiles to himself.. One by one then they file past and spit on the scroll. after a long tense silence. Several non-Orthodox Jews from the street. but I won't do this. with the beards and sidelocks. (to the rabbi) Nor have I been invited. amused. EINSATZ NCO What does this mean? Of all of you. this rift. are being herded inside by the Einsatz Boys. the gangster doesn't. MAX REDLICHT I've done some things . Come on. The last two. MAX REDLICHT (to the rabbi) You don't approve of the way I make my living? I'm a bad man.

In BLACK AND WHITE and absolute silence. a suitcase thrown from a second story window arcs slowly through the air.. EINSATZ NCO The rest of you . GOLDBERG Ghetto Police.a clipboard . as if sensing they may be next. spilling open . I respect.he abets the Gestapo in their task of deciding who passes through the ghetto gate and who detours to the train station. returning to COLOR Thousands of families pushing barrows through the streets of Kazimierz. The other Einsatz Boys pull rifles and revolvers from their coats and open fire. I'm a policeman now. flicks at Goldberg's OD armband with disgust. . can you believe it? PFEFFERBERG Yeah. He pulls out a revolver and shoots the old gangster in the head.DAY. EXT.SOUND ON . Crowds of Poles line the sidewalks like spectators on a parade route.. at the head of a line that seems to stretch back forever. The little folding tables have been dragged out and set up again. 16. Goldberg..DAY. . GHETTO GATE . of all people. As it hits the pavement. 16. He turns and walks away. Some take it more soberly. dragging mattresses over the bridge at Podgorze. has somehow managed to elevate himself to a station of some authority. They consider each other for a long moment before Pfefferberg leads his wife past Goldberg and into the ghetto. and at them sit the clerks. POLISH GIRL Goodbye.and. I can.You. He's dead before he hits the floor. PFEFFERBERG What's this? Pfefferberg. Armed with something more frightening than a gun . 15. sir.. CRACOW . are beneath his contempt. with his wife Mila. carrying kettles and fur coats and children on a mass forced exodus into the ghetto. Jews. EXT. 15. Some wave.

Orthodox and liberal Jews wait to use the floor's single bathroom. reaches for his top coat. SCHINDLER No. From the next apartment comes the liturgical solo of a cantor. Now you want to negotiate? offer's withdrawn. SCHINDLER Not good enough? Look where you're living. He caps his flask. Which irritates him. who brought this group together and now sits at Schindler's side. sit some non-Orthodox businessmen." (he almost laughs at the squalor) A couple of months ago. In this apartment. "Not good enough. 17. It doesn't come. you'd be right. you take from the loading dock five hundred kilos of product a month . INVESTOR 2 How do we know you'll do what you say? SCHINDLER . Stern and Schindler. here. pockets it.NIGHT. that's why we're here. Schindler lights a cigarette and waits for their answer.after which time. Not anymore. Just a silence.17. looking like they can't bear much more of it. 18. offers it to Stern. GHETTO APARTMENT . INT. APARTMENT BUILDING. (he shrugs) That's it. Did Mr. INVESTOR 1 Money's still money. INT. The accountant declines. Look where you've been put. GHETTO . it isn't. SCHINDLER For each thousand you invest. we're even.NIGHT. 18. INVESTOR 1 Not good enough. I'm The SCHINDLER I call this meeting? You told Stern you wanted to speak to me.to begin in July and to continue for one year . He lets them think about it. Dismayed by each others' close proximity. pours a shot of cognac from his flask.

SCHINDLER What was that about the SS. That's the point I'm trying to make. what's to debate. Then another. This is what you pay the Economic Office. What do you want. starting the motor of a huge metal press. louder. 20. One of the men eventually nods. you pay it directly to the SS. SCHINDLER But it's less.DAY. The investors study him. Poles cost more.Because I said I would. Well. ? STERN The Jewish worker's salary. Whether he's honest or not is impossible to say. that's our contract. FACTORY FLOOR . the .DAY. 19. he doesn't know either.. the laborers themselves receive nothing. This is not a manageable German. The look on Schindler's face says. It's less than what I would pay a Pole. . a contract? To be filed where? (he slips into his coat) I said what I'll do. Are you listening? Schindler turns from the wall of glass to face his new accountant. He gets nothing.. The machine whirs. Schindler. FACTORY FLOOR . INT. they get a little more. INT. five for unskilled and women. Their glances to Stern don't help them. A red power button is pushed. the answer's clear to any fool. 20. STERN The standard SS rate for Jewish skilled labor is seven Marks a day. then nods. INT. not to the worker.DAY. Generally. SCHINDLER Why should I hire Poles? 21. louder. And another. Stern hesitates. at a wall of a windows. the rate. He's in. Poles you pay wages.SAME TIME . The silence in the room is filled by the muffled singing next door. UPSTAIRS OFFICE . is peering down at the lone technician making adjustments to the machine. 19.

CLERK Good. The teacher reluctantly relinquishes his place in line. The motor grinds louder. At other folding tables other clerks pass summary judgment on hundreds of ghetto dwellers standing in long lines. but this time with Stern at his side. TEACHER I'm a teacher. the holy Blauschein. INT. is satisfied with it. 24. louder 22. Another machine starting up.DAY. 23. windows looking out on a park.LATER . Schindler wanders around a large empty apartment. PEACE SQUARE . The teacher at the head of the line again.DAY. proof that the carrier is an essential worker. growling louder. To a yellow identity card with a sepia photograph a German clerk attaches a blue sticker. FACTORY FLOOR . EXT. Over there. There's lots of light. . Another machine starting up. brushes glue on the back of a Blauschein and sticks it to the man's work card. glass bricks. 22. louder. APARTMENT . THE GHETTO . The man tries to hand over documentation supporting the claim along with his Kennkarte to a German clerk. The clerk takes a look. 25. CLERK Not essential work.21. 23. TEACHER I'm a metal polisher. 25. EXT. 24.DAY.DAY. The world's gone mad. stand over there. a lathe. modern lines. He hands over a piece of paper. A technician points things out to the teacher and some others recruited by Stern. other "non-essential people" are climbing onto trucks bound for unknown destinations. PEACE SQUARE. INT.

SCHINDLER Done. INT. appear on all of them. 28. 27. let's have a good time. INT. They're the ones causing these delays. they understand each other. SCHERNER I'd never ask you for money. Lots of SS in uniform. Scherner nods. keeps glancing across the room to a particularly goodlooking Polish girl with another guy in uniform. It's the others.26. EXT. 29. Scherner thinks he understands what Schindler's saying. FACTORY . Wine. 28. though. Just in case he doesn't SCHINDLER I should send it to you. Klonowska. you know that. favors . SS OFFICE . They'd appreciate some kind of gesture from me. Down below. The letters D. Girls.I find it very awkward. INT. Yes. 29. is shown to her desk by Stern.NIGHT. This girl has never typed in her life. drinking with Oberfuhrer Scherner. don't you think? You can forward it on? I'd be grateful. Scherner at his desk initialing several Armaments contracts. Men and pulleys hoist a big "F" up the side of the building.DAY.DAY.F. 27. SCHERNER What others? SCHINDLER Whoever.E. THE APARTMENT . 26. It's right outside Schindler's office. Lets not talk about it anymore.DAY. The same place full of furniture and people. They're the ones. Schindler watches as the letter is set into place D. FACTORY OFFICES . look.E.F. it makes me very uncomfortable SCHINDLER No. . The good-looking Polish girl from the party. I don't even like talking about it money. SCHERNER That'd be fine. Schindler.

31. his factory. INT. come on. 31.DAY. . Few glance up from their work at Schindler. Schinder groans. INT. his favorite place in the world. his place. Another machine starts up. men and women. 33. moves behind 35. as he moves through the place. 30.DAY. work at the long tables. turning back.DAY. PEACE SQUARE . FACTORY FLOOR . FACTORY DAY . The needle on a gauge slowly climbs. Stern with a woman at the head of a line. INT. carefully touches its smooth lines. 32. SCHINDLER Sit down. He comes over and puts the drink in Stern's hand. in full operation. the furnaces. A garage door slides open revealing a gleaming black Mercedes. Schindler steps past Pfefferberg and. 32. turning out field kitchenware and mess kits. and looks down at all the activity below. of course. 34. He pours two drinks from a decanter and. 34. Schindler goes to the wall of windows. Three hundred Jewish laborers.DAY. moving around the car. 33. the latches. at a desk covered with ledgers.DAY. declines.CONTINUOUS .30. Stern. He climbs the stairs to the offices where several secretaries process Armaments orders. SCHINDLER'S OFFICE .DAY. EXT. He gestures to Stern. the big gold party pin stuck into his lapel. 35. SCHINDLER Oh. Another. The clerk affixes the all-important blue sticker to her work card. FACTORY . The accountant follows Schindler into the office. Another. INT. holds one out to Stern. at the presses. Flames ignite with a whoosh in one of the huge furnaces. EXT. to join him in his office. CRACOW .

he's never had much use for either. a forgiving priest and a clever accountant. INT. Behind him. quickly. Klonowska. But the third .MORNING. 36. silently. please SCHINDLER What - .his desk and sits.look at her Emilie begrudges him a glance to the bedroom. Opening it reveals a nice looking.) Who is it? 37. through a doorway.he raises his glass to the accountant.. Stern doesn't. Stern's glass stays in his lap. 37. you'd like her. SCHINDLER (O.. nicely dressed woman. Stern slowly raises his glass. SCHINDLER'S APARTMENT . He dismisses them with a shrug. SCHINDLER My father was fond of saying you need three things in life. Klonowska can be seen hurriedly gathering her things.embarrassed. KLONOWSKA Yes? A series of realizations is made by each of them. traipses past the remains of a party to the front door. A good doctor. 36.S. EMILIE Oskar. The first two . wearing a man's silk robe. INT. SCHINDLER She's so embarrassed . Schindler drinks. catching the girl just as she looks up . SCHINDLER'S APARMENT . SCHINDLER (long sufferingly) Just pretend for Christ's sake. SCHINDLER Thank you. Schindler sets a cup of coffee down in front of his wife. ending up with Klonowska looking ill.MORNING. SCHINDLER You know what.

39. The maitre 'd tries to bury his surprise." The maitre 'd welcomes the couple warmly. He studies her.Mrs. . They emerge from the building in formal clothes. SCHINDLER You would. INT. 38. Really? Schindler opens the passenger door of the Mercedes for his wife.NIGHT. the doorman offers Emilie his arm. A nice place. Nodding to his date SCHINDLER Mrs. Schindler sees her to the door. She shakes Emilie's limp hand. shakes Schindler's hand. RESTAURANT . DOORMAN Careful of the pavement SCHINDLER .EMILIE I don't have to like her just because you do. EMILIE You've done well here. EXT. KLONOWSKA Goodbye. he's proud of it. 38. though. It doesn't work that way. SCHINDLER'S APARTMENT BUILDING . It was a pleasure meeting you. The doorman shoots a glance to Schindler that asks. both of them looking great. He nods. clearly. "No Jews or Dogs Allowed.NIGHT. SCHINDLER You look great. That's what I'm saying. His face is complete innocence. He's almost successful. It's the first thing she fell in love with. It's wet and slick. smiling to himself. lets her out and returns to the table. 39. and perhaps the thing that keeps her from killing him now. Schindler. Schindler. Emilie's glancing around at the place. Klonowska emerges from the bedroom thoroughly selfconscious. and the doorman helps her in.

41. NIGHTCLUB .NIGHT. Schindler and Emilie lounging in bed. Schindler and Emilie dancing. RESTAURANT . lighting Schindler's cigarette. No fewer than four waiters attend them . Pressed against her . 42.LATER . 41. there's nothing I could have done about it. it was this thing.NIGHT. It's so simple. but there was always something missing. SCHINDLER There's no way I could have known this before. EMILIE It's not a charade. And it makes all the difference in the world between success and failure. "Gloomy Sunday" from a combo on a stage. INT. this missing thing. It feels good. INT. raking crumbs from the table with little combs.LATER .he can feel her laugh to herself. even as his eyes roam the room and find and meet the eyes of a German girl dancing with another man. sliding pastries onto china.40. because you can't create this sort of thing. INT. Schindler lets her in on a discovery. SCHINDLER War.refilling a glass. And all these signs of apparent success just don't fit his profile.NIGHT. all this? SCHINDLER A charade? How could it be a charade? She doesn't know. SCHINDLER'S APARTMENT . In every business I tried. how can you not know? EMILIE Luck.both have had a few . His looks says. but she does know him. 40. He waits for her to guess what the thing is. He smiles. Even if I'd known what it was. 42. I see now it wasn't me that was failing. champagne bottle on the . SCHINDLER What? EMILIE I feel like an old-fashioned couple.

43. 44. TRAIN STATION . Leave your luggage on the platform. He promises her nothing.DAY. CLERKS Your luggage will follow you. That's not it either. 43.soldiers and clerks supervising the boarding of hundreds of people onto another train . as the train pulls away. 44.DAY. and I'll stay. he waves goodbye to her. Emilie waves goodbye to him from a first-class compartment window.the image turning BLACK AND WHITE.E. EMILIE Should I stay? SCHINDLER (pause) It's up to you. Down on the platform... Schindler stares out at the lights of the city. it's up to you. D. LOADING DOCK .Stern and Schindler and the dock foreman confer over an invoice. he turns away. Long silence before EMILIE Should I stay? SCHINDLER (pause) It's a beautiful city. That's not the answer she's looking for and he knows it.nightstand. EMILIE Promise me no doorman or maitre 'd will presume I am anyone other than Mrs. They look like jewels. EMILIE No. Schindler . More to Stern FOREMAN .F. As workers load crates of enamelware onto trucks . EXT.back to COLOR . EXT. Make sure it's clearly labeled. and the platform of the next track is revealed .

Every other time it's been all right. This time when I weigh the truck, I see he's heavy, he's loaded too much. I point this out to him, I tell him to wait, he tells me he's got a new arrangement with Mr. Schindler (to Schindler) - that you know all about it and it's okay with you. SCHINDLER It's "okay" with me? On the surface, Schindler remains calm; underneath, he's livid. Clearly it's not "okay" with him. STERN How heavy was he? FOREMAN Not that much, just too much for it to be a mistake - 200 kilos. Stern and Schindler exchange a glance. Then SCHINDLER (pause) You're sure. The foreman nods. 45. INT. GHETTO STOREFRONT - DAY. 45.

Pfefferberg and Schindler bang in through the front door, startling a woman at a desk. WOMAN AT DESK Can I help you? They move past her without a word and into the back of the place, into a storeroom. They stride past long racks full of enamelware and other goods. A man glances up, sees them coming. He's one of Schindler's investors, the one who questioned the German's word. The man's teenage sons rush to their father's defense, but Pfefferberg grabs him and locks an arm tightly around his neck. Silence. Then, calmly SCHINDLER If you or anyone acting as an agent for you comes to my factory again, I'll have you arrested. INVESTOR It was a mistake.

SCHINDLER It was a mistake? What was a mistake? How do you know what I'm talking about? INVESTOR All right, it wasn't a mistake, but it was one time. SCHINDLER We had a deal, you broke it. One phone call and your whole family is dead. He turns and walks away. Pfefferberg lets the guy go and follows. The investor's sons help their father up off the floor. Gasping, he yells. INVESTOR I gave you money. - but Schindler and Pfefferberg are already gone, coming through the front office and out the front door 46. EXT. STOREFRONT - CONTINUOUS - DAY. 46.

- to the street. Pfefferberg looks a little shaken from the experience. Schindler straightens his friend's clothes. SCHINDLER How you feeling, all right? PFEFFERBERG Yeah. SCHINDLER What's the matter, everything all right at home? (Pfefferberg nods) Mila's okay? PFEFFERBERG She's good. Well, then, Schindler can't imagine what could be wrong. He pats Pfefferberg on the shoulder and leads him away. SCHINDLER Good. 47. INT. FACTORY FLOOR - DAY. 47.

The long tables accommodate most of workers. The rest eat their lunch on the floor. Soup and bread. 48. INT. SCHINDLER'S OFFICE - SAME TIME - DAY. 48.

An elegant place setting for one. Meat, vegetables, glass of wine, all untouched. Schindler leafing through pages of a report Stern has prepared for him. SCHINDLER I could try to read this or I could eat my lunch while it's till hot. We're doing well? STERN Yes. SCHINDLER Better this month than last? STERN Yes. SCHINDLER Any reason to think next month will be worse? STERN The war could end. No chance of that. Satisfied, Schindler returns the report to his accountant and starts to eat. Stern knows he is excused, but looks like he wants to say something more; he just doesn't know how to say it. SCHINDLER (impatient) What? STERN (pause) There's a machinist outside who'd like to thank you personally for giving him a job. Schindler gives his accountant a long-suffering look. STERN He asks every day. It'll just take a minute. He's very grateful. Schindler's silence says, Is this really necessary? Stern pretends it's a tacit okay, goes to the door and pokes his head out. STERN Mr. Lowenstein? An old man with one arm appears in the doorway and Schindler glances to the ceiling, to heaven. As the man slowly makes his way into the room, Schinder sees the bruises on his face. And when he speaks, only half his mouth moves; the other half is paralyzed. LOWENSTEIN

sir. SCHINDLER You're welcome. LOWENSTEIN He saved my life. STERN Okay. thanks. sir. I'll continue to work hard for you. SCHINDLER That's great. LOWENSTEIN God bless you. LOWENSTEIN You're a good man. EXT. thanks to you.DAY. Schindler sits down to his meal. LOWENSTEIN God bless him. Schindler shakes the man's hand perfunctorily and tells Stern with a look. They would have killed me. The Mercedes is waiting. get him out of here. 49. FACTORY . They disappear out the door. but I'm essential to the war effort. STERN Yes. SCHINDLER Yeah. Lowenstein. Mr. STERN Yes. . he did. Get this guy out of here. LOWENSTEIN The SS beat me up. And tries to eat it. Stern takes the man's arm. okay. I'm sure you're doing a great job. for giving me the opportunity to work.I want to thank you. Okay. the back door held open by a driver. and telling Stern with his eyes. Stern and Schindler emerge from the rear of the factory. 49. SCHINDLER That's great. LOWENSTEIN I work hard for you. Schindler is dying. that's enough.

EXT.and the face of the one-armed machinist falls into the frame. Schindler knows it's not Toffel's fault. Herman Toffel. it's a matter of national priority to these guys. The marchers working to clear it from the street. OFFICE. 50. And Schindler knows he knows. sits behind his desk. ZABLOCIE STREET .Climbing in SCHINDLER Don't ever do that to me again. I know it and you know it. 50. TOFFEL File a grievance with the Economic Office. EXT. SCHINDLER Close the door. 52. under armed guard.DAY. It's got a ritual significance to them. SCHINDLER Would it do any good? TOFFEL No. SCHINDLER I lost a day of production. TOFFEL It's got nothing to do with reality. Shovels scraping at snow. The driver closes the door. INT. they're halted by an SS unit standing around some trucks. A hundred of Schindler's workers marching past the ghetto gate. I expect to be compensated. but the whole situation . as is the custom. Turning onto Zablocie Street.DAY. an SS contact of Schindler's who he actually likes.DAY. SS HEADQUARTERS . Snow on the ground and more coming down. 52. it's your right. A dialog between one of the guards and an SS officer is interrupted by a shot . Jews shoveling snow. 51. GHETTO GATE . I lost a worker. STERN Do what? Stern knows what he means. Oskar. 51.

Toffel nods.do you really think this is . smiles. Oskar? SCHINDLER (right back) He was a metal press operator. And lately I've been having trouble fulfilling my obligations to my client. I hope the problem can be solved. who has been keeping a low profile. Schindler gets up. Stern. the German Army. SCHINDLER Unlike your radiators . nods. 53. Every so often. INT. turns to leave. simply. 54. in his usual quiet but persuasive manner. SCHINDLER'S OFFICE . Schindler. 54. TOFFEL I think you're going to have to put up with a lot of snow shoveling yet.DAY. EXT.is maddening to him.and your boxes my products aren't for sale on the open market. hands the gentlemen each a set of documents. I'd like you to think about it and get back to me as soon as KUHNPAST Excuse me . 53. From a distance. The party pins the two other German businessmen wear are nothing compared to the elaborate thing in Schindler's lapel. glancing from his own factory to the others. quite skilled.a radiator works and a box plant. Stern and Schindler slowly walk a wasteland that lies between the rear of DEF and two other factoreis . FIELD . He sits at his desk sipping cognac. With your help. The problem.DAY. TOFFEL A one-armed machinist. This company has only one client. He shakes his head in disgust. a large portrait of Hitler hanging prominently on the wall behind him. is space. SCHINDLER I'd like you to consider a proposal which I think you'll find equitable. shakes Toffel's hand. Stern's doing all the talking.

I want to buy them. 55. as supervisors. What's next? STERN Christmas presents. having a Jew present while we discuss business. they walk out the door. After the initial shock wears off. EXT. Hohne gets up. This is wrong. As Scherner and his wife emerge from their house in robes. if you want.CRACOW . his look saying. SCHINDLER Ah. If I had any space I could lease you. gets up. The businessmen slow. HOHNE Me neither.MORNING. SCHERNER'S RESIDENCE . he doesn't admit it. I'm prepared to offer you fair market value. Nobody is kidding. Pfefferberg wipes a smudge from the hood of an otherwise pristine BMW Cabriolet. Kuhnpast has to laugh. He sets it down. but don't look back into the room. They return the documents to Stern and turn to leave. The Germans can't believe it. and back to Schindler. sorry. Kuhnpast almost sighs. KUHNPAST (pause) Thanks for the drink. (pause) On salary. There's a long stunned silence. I would. If Schindler catches his meaning. 55. KUHNPAST I can appreciate your problem. And to let you stay on. I'm sorry. yes. Scherner whispers to himself SCHERNER . SCHINDLER I don't want to lease your facilities.appropriate? The man glances to Stern. I've never understood that. I don't. KUHNPAST You've got to be kidding. They aren't quite out the door when Schindler wonders out loud to Stern: SCHINDLER You try to be fair to people.

DAY. 59.) Oskar Schindler? Schindler. Slap. Workers high on the side of the building toss down the letters of the radiator sign as others hoist up a big "D. GHETTO EMPLOYMENT OFFICE . 56. FRONT OFFICE . her eyes closed tight. KUHNPAST'S RADIATOR FACTORY ." Under armed guard. EXT.DAY. 58. 58. watches blank-faced. INT. She opens her eyes and smiles. another. GESTAPO We have a warrant to take your company's business records with us. RADIATOR FACTORY / DEF ANNEX . Stern and Klonowska turn to the voice. And another. across the room. Two Gestapo men have entered unannounced. Schindler stares at them in disbelief. PEACE SQUARE . INT. D.F. moving along one of the impossibly crowded lines. GESTAPO (O. 57. And another. Schindler is holding a poodle in his arms. Others test the new firing ovens. Technicians make adjustments to presses already in place.DAY. Klonowska at her desk.DAY. 60. 56. INT. SCHINDLER All right.S. SCHINDLER Am I permitted to have my secretary . EXT.. 59. She comes around to kiss him. Crowded beyond belief. others unload a metal press machine from a truck. Kuhnpast is being forcibly removed from the premises. Stern. A hand slaps a blue sticker on a work card. 60. Stern quietly slips one of the ledgers on his desk into a drawer. the place is like a post office gone mad. Stern.. Christmas decorations.DAY. pauses to speak with an elderly couple.Oskar . And another to take you.E. 57. He sets the dog on the desk.

INT. you have a moral obligation to desist from blackmarket dealings. INT. A Waffen SS man opens it.'s ledgers and cashbooks. There's a long silence. 62. HALLWAY/ROOM . Underlining Scherner. CRACOW . You're in business to support the war effort. OFFICE. Schindler tamps it against the crystal of his gold watch.SS HEADQUARTERS . He scribbles down some names . She understands. Schindler knocks on the inside of the door. all but ignoring the man. SS "CELL" . 63. I'd love to be able to tell them you treated me with the utmost courtesy and respect.EVENING.F. I take it? Schindler lights the cigarette and drags on it. Scherner.DAY. throws the bureaucrat off his rhythm. The quiet matter-of-fact tone.cancel my appointments for the day? He doesn't wait for their approval. 61. he glances to Klonowska. They reach a door. SCHINDLER Chances of getting a bottle of vodka pretty good? . GESTAPO CLERK This standard of living comes entirely from legitimate sources. A humorless middle-level bureaucrat sits behind a desk and D. SS HEADQUARTERS.E. more than the comment itself. 62. His eyes narrow slightly. GESTAPO CLERK You live very well.DAY. The two who arrested him lead Schindler down a long hallway. not to fatten SCHINDLER (interrupting) You know? When my friends ask. 63.Toffel. INT. Reeder. GESTAPO CLERK As an SS supplier. 61. The man slowly shakes his head 'no' to Schindler's offer of a cigarette. Czurda. have him step inside and close the door after him. The "prisoner" peels several bills from a thick wad.

FACTORY . SCHINDLER You expect me to walk home. sir. He peels off several more bills and hands them over. Schindler. D. The driver. EXT. WAFFEN GUARD Yes. rolls and coffee. 64. . sir. SS HEADQUARTERS . Schindler. the same SS officer. waits for Schindler to climb out. Perched on the side of the bed in pajamas. 64. Someone has also brought him a newspaper.E. Reaching the front doors. SCHINDLER Pajamas. FOYER. cheeses. you're free to leave. or what? GESTAPO CLERK (tightly) Bring a car around for Mr. SS "CELL" . Schindler ignores the man completely. 65. SCHINDLER Wait a minute. No matter who your friends are. Schindler lets it hang there.E. GESTAPO CLERK I'd advise you not to get too comfortable. 66.DAY.MORNING.MORNING. parks near the loading docks. but he doesn't. There's an apologetic knock on the door before it opens.F. A Gestapo limousine pulls in through the gates of the factory. INT. 65. INT. he waits for the SS man to come around and open the door for him. Sooner or later. law prevails. GUARD I'm sorry to disturb you. 66. Whenever you're ready. The guard turns to leave. records to their owner and offers his hand. Schindler works on a breakfast of herring and eggs.He hands the young guard five times the going price. the clerk turns over the D. the Gestapo clerk and one of the arresting officers cross the foyer.F.

Recovering. SCHINDLER'S BUILDING . The guy just stares. He gives the dog a pat on the head.S. People hand up children to others already in the cars and climb aboard after them.several pages-worth on a clipboard. If that happens CLERK Itzhak Stern? . but actually seeing the juxtaposition .this is something else. 68. There's a lot of activity on the platform. Without him. The Gestapo man calls to one of them.human and cattle cars . Finally he heads off with the ledgers. 67. Klonowska watches as he joins the man in the alcove. any one of which would be better suited to the task. looking back. Elegantly dressed for a night out. As they're escorted to the waiting car. A nervous figure in the shadows of an alcove is gesturing to him. Handcards piled with luggage trundle by.) He's essential. PROKOCIM DEPOT . Schindler stares. 68. reminding the travelers to label their suitcases. From the locomotive.EVENING. he tells Klonowska to stay in the car and.SCHINDLER If you'd return the ledgers to my office I'd appreciate it. everything comes to a grinding halt. Climbing from his Mercedes. Schindler hesitates. EXT. beckoning him.NIGHT. a Gestapo clerk methodically leafing through them. Their whispered conversation is over quickly and the man hurries off. The poodle bounds out past him and over to Schindler. Schindler and Klonowska emerge from the building. Schindler excuses himself. the string of splatted livestock carriages stretches into darkness. calls Stern's name to the faces peering out from behind the slats and barbed wire. EXT. SCHINDLER (0. AN ENORMOUS LIST OF NAMES .hey (the guy turns) They're working. the clerks are out in full force with their lists and clipboards. He's heard of this. Guards mill. 67. There are no less than forty able-bodied Jewish laborers working on the docks.CRACOW . moving along the side of the train.LATER . SCHINDLER Excuse me .

As Schindler writes it down. SCHINDLER He is. the clerk has second thoughts and calls to a superior. he would not be on the list. CLERK The gentleman thinks a mistake's been made. it'll disrupt production and the Armaments Board will want to know why. an SS sergeant. SERGEANT (to the clerk) Is he on the list? CLERK Yes. SCHINDLER I didn't ask you about the list. sir. SCHINDLER Well. who comes over. SCHINDLER I'm talking to a clerk. CLERK He's on the list. SCHINDLER My plant manager is somewhere on this train. the list is correct. You can't have him. If it leaves with him on it. Schindler pulls out a small notepad and drops his voice to a hard murmur. let's find him. CLERK Klaus Tauber.yet . If he were an essential worker. the growl of a reasonable man who isn't ready . points out the name to him. I asked you your name.to bring out his heavy guns: SCHINDLER What's your name? CLERK Sir. SERGEANT (to Schindler) . at the pin. He's on the list.(Schindler nods) He's on the list. at the man wearing them. The sergeant takes a good hard look at the clothes. The clerk shows him the list.

But slowly. Good evening.The list is correct. He walks away. SCHINDLER May as well get your name while you're here. CLERK . Schindler jots down his and flips the pad closed. Two of them are calling out loudly CLERK & SERGEANT Stern! Itzhak Stern! Soon it seems as if everybody except Schindler is yelling out the name. Sergeant Kunder. Guards yank at a lever. thank you very much.. What's yours? SCHINDLER Schindler. SERGEANT My name? My name is Kunder. slowly. the clerk draws a line through his name on the list and hands the clipboard to Schindler. Those left inside seem grateful for the extra space. the clerk and the sergeant . There's nothing I can do. Stern climbs down. SERGEANT Open it. The clerk and sergeant smile. He jots down Schindler's name. As Schindler signs three or four forms. I think I can guarantee you you'll both be in Southern Russia before the end of the month.stride along the side of the cars. the guards slide the carriage gate closed. SCHINDLER There he is... Tauber. SCHINDLER Sergeant. please. the smiles sour at the possibility that this man calmly walking away from them could somehow arrange such a fate . the accountant's face appears through the slats. CLERK Initial it. back toward his car. sir. Mr.. Now all three of them have lists. As they reach the last few cars. The sergeant takes out a pad. (Schindler initials the change) And this . ALL THREE OF THEM .Schindler. slide the gate open.

but they Schindler silences him with a look.BLACK and WHITE. and tossed in. Stern glances down at the ground. Schindler returns the clipboard. Stern hurries after him. furniture. briefcases. He's livid. STAFF CAR . Mechanics' hood-lamps throw down pools of light through which me wheel handcarts piled high with suitcases.faltering only once. EXT. Passover platters. It's the inconvenience to the list. MECHANICS GARAGE .children's toys. 71. four Jewish jewelers under SS guard sift and sort and weigh and grade diamonds. Moving along with one of the handcarts into a huge garage past racks of clothes. Fractured gravestones like broken teeth jut from the earth of a neglected Jewish cemetery outside of town. each item tagged. you understand this one. It's the paperwork. COUNTRYSIDE . (contrite) Thank you. has been left . The sergeant motions to another who motions to the engineer. candelabra. that one. paintings. necklaces.NIGHT. At workbenches. one of two deep lubrication bays filled with watches. past musical instruments. INT. A valise is handed to someone who dumps and sorts the contents on a greasy table. 71. steamer trunks . 69. sorted by size. to a pit. silver the other. It was stupid. brooches children's rings . Down the road that runs alongside it comes a German staff car. carefully tagged. gold in one. STERN I'm sorry. STERN I somehow left my work card at home.MOVING .the image becoming BLACK and WHITE. 70. Schindler turns away and heads for the car.DAY. . pendants. pearls. EXT/INT. spilling out gold teeth smeared with blood .the image saturating with COLOR. I tried to tell them it was a mistake. when a uniformed figure upends a box. They pass an area where all the luggage. The jewelry is taken to another area. bracelets. 69. The cart stops. As the train pulls out. 70.DAY. against one wall .It makes no difference to us. Stern tries to keep up with Schindler who's striding away.

his face open and pleasant. clearly pleased with it. the elderly mostly.DAY. The woman breaks off the dialog with a disgusted wave of her hand and stalks back to a half-finished barracks. Hujar. heavy segments of huts . 74. a woman's . are built of freshly-cut lumber. sees Goeth. The man. so on.MOVING . The stone and brick buildings look like they've been here forever. As the car slowly cruises through the ghetto. New construction and renovation . those that are up. Outside of town. STAFF CAR . He's peering out the window at the tombstones. 73. 72. The other SS officers in the car . briefs the new man. 74. But then he's distracted by voices . Which is where you'll probably want to start. the wooden structures.wall panels. GHETTO . The staff car passes through the portals of the ghetto and down the trolley lines of Lwowska Street. Haase and Hujar aren't sure what he means. Knude.a man's.DAY. Ghetto B: surplus labor. On the right . from offering tactical opinions.Ghetto A: civil employees. if he would. Knude and Haase coming down the hill . a previously abandoned limestone quarry lies nestled between two hills. On the left. Goeth KNUDE This street divides the ghetto just about in half.Knude. rail tracks being laid. eaves sections . INT. 72. 73.foundations being poured.In the backseat. Goeth surveys the site from a knoll.arguing down where some barracks are being erected. EXT. industry workers. There's a great deal of activity. GOETH Make a nice driveway. The look Goeth gives Knude tells him to refrain. Untersturmfuhrer Amon Goeth pulls on a flask of schnapps. fences and watchtowers going up. KNUDE Of course that's entirely up to you. EXT. like a tour guide.DAY. PLASZOW FORCED LABOR SITE . His age and build are about that of Schindler's. one from the car.being dragged uphill by teams of bescarved women like some ancient Egyptian industry.

not a fucking hotel. He gives her the reason along with a shurg GOETH You argued with my man. Goeth groans and takes the gun from him and puts it to the woman's head. rebuild it. Calmly to her GOETH I'm sure you're right. Goeth considers the foundation as if he knew about such things. like she said. He turns and walks away. He fires. addresses the workers. Hujar unholsters his pistol but holds it limply at his side. Then turns to Hujar. If it isn't. gesturing down at the body. The workers become aware of what's happening and still their hammers. HUJAR Sir. That's somebody I needed. (pause) Take it down. He nods pensively. fucking Jew engineer. repour it.DAWN.. Both stare at Goeth in disbelief.. 75. Goeth watches the woman moving around the shell of the building. directing. 75. . she's got to take it down. telling the workers to take it all down. GOETH That's somebody who knew what they were doing. (to Hujar) Shoot her. GOETH (calmly) Shoot her. EXT. She comes over.and moves to meet them. he goes to take a closer look. I told her it's a barracks. He returns the gun to his stunned inferior and. STABLES . pointing. the thing will collapse before it's even completed. She crumples to the ground. ENGINEER The entire foundation has to be dug up and repoured. the woman or Hujar. HUJAR She says the foundation was poured wrong. It's hard to tell which is more stunned by the order.

A few of the windows in the buildings are lighted. CRACOW . 80.O. scissor open their folding tables.D. EXT. 76. An empty street. Schindler and Ingrid. they're good boys.DAWN. He looks out over them proudly. Leaning against the hood of the Mercedes. 76. They came.DAWN. 80. set out their ink pads and stamps. 79.DAWN. .DAWN. Several others of the Jewish Ghetto Police. told the Jews they could come to Cracow. 78. Kazimierz the Great. share cognac from his flask. 77. GHETTO . riding breeches and boots. Golberg among them. The animals' hoofs shatter tufts of weeds like fingers of glass. there is excitement in the chilly pre-dawn air. armband. 81. soon to be Commandant Goeth. 81. EXT. glowing amber. Untersturmfuhrer Goeth. are already assembled there. PARK. STABLES . The stable boys hoist saddles onto the horses. the best.) When. GHETTO . fog plumes from their nostrils. GOETH (V.DAWN. 78. STABLES . A fourteen year old kid hurries across to the square pulling on his O. EXT. the list makers. EXT. He addresses them GOETH Today is history. PEACE SQUARE. PARK. so called.DAWN. The young will ask with wonder about this day. EXT.Stable boys lead two horses into the pre-dawn light. 77. cinch the straps. 79. EXT. The clerks. these. In addition to the exhaust from idling trucks and the curling smoke from the Sonderkommando units' cigarettes. the majority are still dark. CRACOW . in long hacking jackets. Rooftops against a lightening sky. Today is history and you are a part of it. elsewhere. they were footing the blame for the Black Death. stands before the assembled troops with a flask of cognac in his hand.

. the beauty of it with the sun just coming up. and another across the bridge at Podgorze. all of Cracow can be seen in striking relief. 82. EXT.DAWN. WOODS . From here.O. Schindler onto the other. EXT. GOETH For six centuries. The horses panting hard. As the animals gallop away with their riders toward a wood. EXT. listening to their commander. a third along Zablocie Street. smiling pleasantly. He notices a line of trucks rolling east across the Kosciuscko Bridge. they settled. from where the National Socialist Party's Hans Frank rules the Government General of Poland.Ingrid climbs onto one of the horses. GOETH By this weekend. 82.DAWN. He can see the Vistula. Tight on his face. Their hoofs hammering at the ground. The riders pull in the reins and the hoofs rip at the earth. like a model of a town. CRACOW . HILLTOP CLEARING . all angling in on the ghetto like spokes to a hub. He begins to notice refinements: the walls that define the ghetto. Schindler smiles at the view. He stops. 85. those six centuries. The boots of Amon Goeth slowly pacing. The galloping horses break through to a clearing high on a hill. beyond it. GOETH (V.) They trundled their belongings into this city. 84. the stable boys wave. 83.DAWN. climbing a hill. EXT. they prospered. 85. The fresh young faces of the Sonderkommandos. they're a rumor. the assembly of men and boys. Wawel Castle. PARK. there has been a Jewish Cracow. the center of town. Riding boots kicking at their flanks. the river that separates the ghetto from Kazimierz. Peace Square. PARK. they took hold. 84. Today is history. 83. They never happened.DAWN. CRACOW .

From here. curious. 87.DAWN. A Waffen SS man occasionally corrects the little girl's drift. . an unannounced move to a desk drawer is countered with a shot. HILLTOP . GHETTO .85. 91. A truck thundering down the street obscures her for a moment. EXT. His attention is drawn to a small distant figure. 89. 88. HILLTOP . Then she's moving past a pile of bodies. 90.DAWN. fraternally it seems. 86. some other unfathomable system is at work here. all in red. Against the grays of the buildings and street she's like a moving red target.as though she were invisible. Small red shoes against a forest of gleaming black boots. Dismounting. A volley of shots echoes from up the street. EXT. GHETTO . yet she keeps moving past crowds. 85. An appeal to be allowed to pack is answered with a rifle butt. The wailing protests of a woman to join her husband's line are abruptly cut off by a short burst of gunfire.DAWN. 92. at the rear of one of the many columns. 90. nudging her gently back in line with the barrel of his rifle. STREET . Schindler watches: she's so conspicuous. 87. APARTMENT BUILDINGS . STREETS. past trucks . 86. 88.DAY.DAWN. old people executed in the street.DAWN. 92. the action down below seems staged. EXT. Schindler watches as the girl slowly wanders away unnoticed by the SS. INT. past dogs. EXT. 89. Spilling out of the buildings. EXT. EXT.DAWN. EXT. 91. The wheels of the last truck clear the portals at Lwowska Street and the Sonderkommandos jump down. they're herded into lines without regard to family consideration. Families are routed from their apartments. Schindler moves closer to the edge of the hill. STREET . the rifle bursts no louder than caps.DAWN. unreal. HILLTOP .

93.F. The gauges at zero. not moving. PLASZOW. Outside it. Names called out. 94. 98. She climbs the stairs. The gunfire outside sounds like firecrackers. 95. Short bursts of light flash throughout the ghetto like stars. in silhouette against the glass. Tight on faces. HILLTOP . Goldberg at one of several folding tables. INT.DAWN. He and other listmakers call out names. EXT. The gangster-turnedghetto-cop is now the Lord of Lists inside Plaszow. She steps inside an apartment and moves through it. still. HILLTOP .DAWN. Bloody wheelbarrows. FACTORY . The metal presses and lathes. FOREST . APARTMENT BUILDING . 98. 97. As she crawls under the bed. 99.E. INT. The firing ovens. STREET . 96. Silence.NIGHT. 95.NIGHT. It's been ransacked. fixated on the figure in red. Names on lists. the ghetto lies like a void within the city. 94. Schindler and Ingrid are gone. EXT. Against the wall of windows overlooking the empty factory floor stands a figure. 97. and doctors and nurses in white. loses sight of her as she turns a corner.PLASZOW . 99. stark against the tree line of a forest above the completed forced labor camp. Below. accounting for those thousands who survived the liquidation of the ghetto and now stand before them in long straight rows.MORNING.MORNING. its perimeter and interior clearly distinguishable by darkness. Tables and tools and enamelware scrap. the lights of the rest of Cracow glimmer.DAWN. Schindler. PLASZOW FORCED LABOR CAMP .93. Shots explode behind her. . are herded out the doors of a convalescent hospital. Patients in white gowns. EXT. Night. EXT. The building is empty. the scene DRAINS of COLOR. 96. just staring down. cold. black against white. D. EXT. Schindler. The small figure in red moves past them.

. he's reminiscent of Schindler looking down on his kingdom. even amazed.SAME TIME MORNING.DAY. at that one . inscrutably. glances at the woman asleep beside him. Hungover. PLASZOW SAME TIME . He pads to his bathroom. past warehouses and workshops. Goeth aims down at the quarry .indiscriminately. wakes. GOETH'S BALCONY . Amon Goeth stirs. Workers loading quarry rock onto trolleys under Ukrainian guard and a low morning sun. one glances with anticipation to the balcony of Goeth's "villa" . 106. 100.MOMENTS LATER MORNING.MORNING. his factory. 103. MAJOLA (mutters) Amon . She buries her head under a pillow. 106. Goeth steps out onto the balcony in his undershirt and shorts and peers out across the labor camp. Goeth reappears. PLASZOW . from his wall of glass. INT. He fires a shot and a distant figure falls.MORNING. Every so often. his kingdom. 101. Goeth reaches for a rifle. Schindler's Mercedes winds through the camp."I am a potato thief. 105.100.. he drags himself slowly out of bed. 105. 104. The butt of the rifle against his shoulder. it's such an awful way to be woken. EXT. Life is great. barracks. goes inside and urinates.PLASZOW .at this worker.CONTINUED . EXT. The woman in bed groans at the echoing shot. his labor camp. PLASZOW .. GOETH'S BEDROOM." 107. GOETH'S BEDROOM . guard blocks. as he loves to do. . GOETH'S VILLA . EXT.. EXT. Satisfied with it. INT. She's used to it but she still hates it. 104.MORNING. A man standing alone wears a sign around his neck .which is in fact nothing more than a two-story stone house perched on a slight rise in the dry landscape. Christ .DAY. GOETH'S BALCONY . trucks full of furs and furniture. EXT. work details. 101. 107. 103.

You will pay no rent. silver. SCHINDLER Oh. come on. He . EXT. SCHINDLER Please. A patio table set with crystal. Schindler takes a seat. nods to the servant holding out a bottle of champagne to him. good. no. HUJAR Your machinery will be moved and installed by the SS at no cost to you. SCHINDLER I miss anything important? HUJAR I was explaining to Mr. One chair is empty. GOETH We started without you.DAY. in pressed SS uniforms.he knows them . china. SCHINDLER How you doing? Goeth takes a good long look at the handsomely dressed entrepreneur and allows him to shake his hand. SCHINDLER Good. Bosch and Madritsch. The others watch Goeth. PATIO. Schindler clearly doesn't care. Goeth and Hujar are there. patting Bosch and Madritsch on the back . who he doesn't know. 108. sit He works his way around the table. 108. the industrialist comes in like he owns the place. and two industrialists. no maintenance Hujar glances off. All but Goeth rise. Madritsch some of the benefits of moving their factories into Plaszow. yeah. Although he's never been here. interrupted by Schindler's arrival. Bosch and Mr. Goeth watches him.shaking Hujar's hand. GOETH'S VILLA . SCHINDLER No. He reaches Goeth. shakes a napkin onto his lap.The Mercedes pulls in next to some other nice cars parked on a driveway made of tombstones from the Jewish cemetery. but nods as though he did.

perhaps at some other thought. too bad. then smiles. He shrugs like. Goeth just watches him with what seems to be growing amusement. Goeth pours glasses of cognac. they told me you were going to be trouble . SCHINDLER I'm sorry. Schindler nods pensively. doesn't he? I have to know . He's not sorry at all. they'll be respected Schindler laughs out loud. it's available to you at all times.. He nods to Hujar to continue.LATER . perhaps in agreement. unsure how they're supposed to react. SCHINDLER I'd say I'd get you one but the guy who made it.drinks. HUJAR Since your labor is housed on-site. Your factory policies.PLASZOW . do you know what it is? Without planning it. they'll continue to be. GOETH He looks great. I don't know. GOETH Something wonderful's happened. The others have gone. INT. 109. Those are the breaks. GOETH'S OFFICE .DAY.. There's a silence. silk? (Schindler nods) It's great. Hujar glances over to Goeth nonplussed. GOETH You know. 109. though. cutting Hujar off. You can work them all night if you want. Goeth slowly shakes his head no .Czurda and Scherner. The others watch the two of them. SCHINDLER You're kidding. broken finally by SCHINDLER . we've reached that happy point in our careers where duty and financial opportunity meet. Goeth just smiles. he's probably dead. It's just Goeth and Schindler now. whatever they've been in the past.where do you get a suit like that? what is that. and starts in on the plate of food that's set down in front of him.

what's that? GOETH That you know the meaning of the word gratitude. sure. okay. they're here. That it's not some vague thing with you like with some guys. you got to make an example. Goeth tries to put the situation in perspective: GOETH You want to stay where you are. SCHINDLER Every day that goes by.I have to get somebody else.I go to work the other day. it's done. Every worker that is shot. I have to go in. You got . SCHINDLER Yeah. SCHINDLER True. Schindler pours himself another shot from the bottle. SCHINDLER They're mine! His voice echoes into silence. everybody's gone GOETH They're not gone. They study each other. trying to determine perhaps who's more powerful. GOETH (shrugs) Some of the boys went crazy. I have to train them GOETH We're going to be making so much money. (pause) Occasionally. Schindler's right. nurses it. Eventually GOETH Scherner told me something else about you. none of this is going to matter SCHINDLER (cutting him off) It's bad business. what're you going to do? You're right. I'm losing money. costs me money . But that's good business. but it's over with. And a nod. I have to find out. He's in a foul mood. it's bad business. there's nobody there. An acquiescent shrug from Goeth finally. Nobody tells me about this.

you don't want anybody telling you what to do .F. 112. you'll want to shoot somebody. You could make things easier for me. SUBCAMP SITE . cement and hardware. At a folding table in the middle of the field.DAY. Goeth mulls it over. 113. Plaszow requisitioning more lumber. CONSTRUCTION OFFICE." A silence before SCHINDLER I'd be grateful. cement and hardware . then frowns.things going on the side. you've been through it. An SS surveyor. Goeth thinks about it. SCHINDLER Well. that's enough to drive you crazy. with even paces. 113. WAREHOUSE. He sticks a little flag into the ground. A surveyor supervises the placement of a post and carefully measures its heights.onto trucks. 112.DAY. 111. 111. exactly. You know.I can understand all that. There's the word Goeth was waiting to hear.the lumber. They stand around and they argue about drainage . it has to be nine feet. EXT/INT. 110. Laborers hammer at it while others roll out barbed wire fencing. . the little flag still in the ground. D. his shrug saying "maybe. D. nods to himself again. 110.F. maybe not. EXT. EXT. measures a distance of the bare field adjacent to the factory. half-erected. Then the engineers show up.DAY.DAY.E. getting the fucking permits. I've been through it. things are good. I know. SUBCAMP SITE . EXT. GOETH Do you have any idea what's involved? The paperwork alone? Forget you got to build it all. Schindler signs checks made out to the Construction Office.E. CRACOW . Plaszow prisoners load the requisitioned building supplies . PLASZOW . Schindler admits it by not disagreeing. (pause) What you want is your own sub-camp. A watchtower.I'm telling you.

He shrugs.E. 114. construction equipment. that way everybody stays in line. EXT. furniture. D. SS OFFICER You have the Poles beat the Czechs. behind the wall of windows. Schindler pays for the requested materials a second time . D. SUBCAMP FIELD .F. SS guards and dogs.and hands it over to his bagman. 117. Henry on violin. An SS officer chats with Schindler.looks like a fortress: barbed-wire. Some SS architects groan over a set of blueprints. Schindler moving around. EXT. 116. INT.this time with a check made out to Amon Goeth personally . LEO JOHN . Few of the guests pay attention. The Rosner brothers in evening clothes. Schinlder and an SS officer walk by. you have the Czechs beat the Poles. .F.DAY. 115. Two huge leashed dogs yank another SS man across their path. what're you going to do? The SS guy has to think.DAY. inoffensive. she's been . 116. FACTORY . trying to keep it muted. D. the workers who dare glance up now find armed guards moving past.NIGHT.E. 117. Checkbook laid out on the hood of his Mercedes. which is fine with them. 115.she's seventy years old..completed . 114. Hujar. any hope they may have had of a more lenient environment is quickly dashed. And further up. food. As five hundred Plaszow prisoners are marched back onto the grounds of D. Where once they glimpsed the not too threatening figure of Oskar Schindler strolling through the factory.DAY.F. Leo on accordion. INT. GOETH'S VILLA . Yeah. SCHINDLER All I have is Jews. towers. that's a problem.E. Inside the building can be glimpsed all kinds of Plaszow goods: clothes.The trucks parked not at Schindler's sub-camp.F. The place . playing a Strauss melody. but at the loading dock of Goeth's private warehouse in Cracow.E. entertaining SS officer. Too bad.

there forever . knowingly. 118. places a hand on Schindler's sleeve. SCHINDLER She is. nineteen. Some plates and mugs. everything. The furniture. LEO JOHN Your wife must be a saint. with yet another girl on his arm. your aunt? LEO JOHN She's old. GOETH'S VILLA .they bomb her house. Schindler's girl excuses herself to get a drink. ' Schindler.LATER . I don't know. INT. Goeth's girl tonight. 118. SCHINDLER (well aware the man is lying) Thank God she wasn't there. They're at the important end of the large table with Goeth. Done. I think. Schindler nods. SCHINDLER She run an orphanage.NIGHT. I'd like to enclose a card. a Pole. she's the best-looking on there. What she can't use maybe she can sell. along withCzurda and Leo John and their girlfriends. the looks he gives him now is pure contempt. endures the officer's lies while sweeping the room with his eyes. As usual. eighteen. some stew pots. SCHINDLER You want it sent directly to her or through you? LEO JOHN Through me. Everything's gone. Say half a gross of everything? Schindler looks at him for the first time. Whatever tolerance Schindler's had up to this point with John leaves his face. GOETH'S GIRL You're not a soldier? . Both watch his date across the room getting a drink. LEO JOHN I was thinking maybe you could help her out.

LATER . Everybody laughs. Another round of laughs. CZURDA There's a picture. dear. Schindler acknowledges him. Never happen in Cracow. GOETH It's true. though.SCHINDLER No. I'll give it to you. let's go inside. 119. SCHINDLER I pay you too much. Private Schindler? Blanket around his shoulders over in Kharkov? Everyone laughs." I mean. GOETH Happened to what's his name . . but that's about it. GOETH'S VILLA . GOETH I want him. 119. (turning back) Come on. Finally SCHINDLER You held back Stern. GOETH Happened to Toebbens. we all love you too much. but you don't say it out loud. Oskar. Goeth finds Schindler alone outside smoking a cigarette. Everybody knows it's true. You held back the one man most important to my business. EXT. Himmler goes up to Warsaw. only this time it's forced. Almost.up in Warsaw and he was bigger than you.NIGHT. GOETH He's important to my business. Goeth gives him a look. the Front." and "and sent him to the Front. tells the armament guys. they'll talk later. CZURDA Toebbens. SCHINDLER What do you want for him. and Schindler knows better. let's have a good time. "Get the fucking Jews out of Toebbens' factory and put Toebbens in the army.

A figure appears out of the darkness. finishing his cigarette. He reaches out. the villa. out of embarrassment or . He discreetly hands over to the accountant some cigars scavenged from the party. a gold lighter. the Rosners' music. and. From another pocket. at the table.all valuable commodities. Regarding this last item SCHINDLER This. This thing happened. 120. maybe you can trade it for something. EXT. I don't know. can be heard. SCHINDLER Here. faint. A folding table outside the prisoners' barracks. but. BARRACKS .LATER .Goeth heads back inside. watches as Schindler digs through his coat pockets. perhaps not so valuable. STERN Oskar Schindler comes back. Lowering his voice STERN There's a guy. The two stand around a moment more before Schindler shrugs again. EXT.waits with some impatience for Stern to tell whatever it is he wants to tell him. turning to leave.LATER . 121.maybe he wants to get back to the party . Goeth came into the metalworks CUT TO: . From another pocket. 120. drinking now. At it. Schindler shrugs. 121. It's the least I can do. STERN Thank you. summoned from his barracks. Sorry I can't do more. pats Stern on the shoulder.NIGHT. two night sentries. he retrieves and hands over some tins of food . PLASZOW . Schindler. SCHINDLER I got to go. He sets down on the table a fifth of vodka. Schindler stays outside. I'll see you. Stern. the sentries. but then who knows. Nearby. playing cards.NIGHT. From the hill.

all the while keeping count on his head of the seconds ticking away. As Goeth times him. GOETH Another. INT. even pleased. LEVARTOV Hinges. Goeth nods. he has just crafted his own death in exactly 75 seconds. And in a tone more like a friend than anything else GOETH I got some workers coming in tomorrow . He pulls out his pistol. nodding to this worker. Forty seconds. is . . He shrugs apologetically and pulls out a pocket watch.and finishing in thirty-five. smoothing the edges.which it does . He finishes and lets it fall onto the others on the floor. He seems satisfied. hearing the seconds ticking in his head . about six this morning? Yet such a small pile of hinges? He understands perfectly.you've been working since what. Goeth moves through the crowded metalworks like a good-natured foreman. GOETH That's very good.. sir.cutting the pieces. wrenching them together. sanding.PLASZOW . impressed. Goeth stands him against the workshop wall and adjusts his shoulders. What I don't understand. crimping. GOETH Yugoslavia. Goeth nods. Goldberg is with him. puts it to the rabbi's head and pulls the trigger . METALWORKS . 122... They reach a particular bench. So does Levartov. Rabbi Levartov works at making a hinge as though his life depended on it .DAY.. though. all the worker sees of Goeth is the starched cuff of his shirt. GOETH What are you making? Not daring to look up. Again the rabbi works feverishly .cutting.122. a particular worker. GOETH Make me a hinge. and Goeth smiles pleasantly. I got to make room. wishing that one a good morning. with the level of production. Where the hell they from again? GOLDBERG Yugoslavia. The rabbi-turned-metalworker gestures with his head to a pile of hinges on the floor.

. As Schindler strolls by. A man walks around with a chicken. 124.F. Looking up into Goeth's face.. Goeth slowly pacing before a work detail of twenty or so men standing still. he knows it's not over. D. EXT. in a row. Goeth extracts the bullet-magazine. Schindler has to think a moment before he can figure out who the grateful man is. INT. GOETH God damn it He slams the weapon across Levartov's face and the rabbi slumps dazed to the floor. EXT. A dead chicken dangling from Hujar's hand.F. nobody notices this.DAY.NIGHT.. a pensive nod. No one confesses. GOETH Nobody knows who stole the chicken. sir. silent. then a shrug. 125. Goeth nods. SCHINDLER Oh. PLASZOW . the rabbi dares to speak LEVARTOV Thank you. he waits for someone to tell him who stole the . works at a table with several others. With this added incentive. Rabbi Levartov. 123. Tight on Schindler.E. You're welcome. He pulls the trigger again .E. brought over to D. 125. GOETH (mumble) Christ Annoyed. slaps it back in and puts the barrel back to the man's headk.. SCHINDLER The guy can turn out a hinge in less than a minute? Why the long story? 124. All right. yeah. As Goeth walks away CUT BACK TO: 123.CONTINUED . and again there's a click.click. evidence of some kind.DAY. BARRACKS . takes a rifle from a guard and shoots one of the workers at random.

shuddering and weeping. weeps. Schindler signs for it and. 127. Hujar stares after him. bring him over. SCHINDLER (distracted) That's okay. And Goeth astonishes the entire assembly of workers and guards by believing the boy.DAY. GOETH You know who. 128. EXT. 126. returns the clipboard to Stern. screams BOY Him! He's pointing at the dead man. . Okay. GOETH There we go. MECHANICS' GARAGE .and a boy of fourteen. No one does. GOETH It was you? You committed this crime? BOY No. points the rifle at another worker . 126. and.DAY. steps out of line. then knowingly at the boy. PLASZOW .PLASZOW . GOETH Still nobody knows. appearing as rushed as he always does. INT.DAY. He returns the rifle to the guard and walks away.chicken. D. sure. sir. 128. INT.F. like a distant relative to a small child. He shrugs. Goeth goes over to the boy. A truck being loaded with supplies. 127.E. tries to get him to look at his face. The boy nods. SCHINDLER Yeah. . Schindler comes down the stairs with Klonowska. As they're crossing through the factory BOY Thank you. sir. though.

D. Just inside the factory. INT. She slips into a provocative dress. D.E.E. INT. and Schindler himself as he appears at it. The mechanic. The woman alone in a dismal room pulling on nylon stockings. MECHANIC Thank SCHINDLER Yeah. At a mirror. APARTMENT .E. making adjustments to a metal press. FACTORY . And looks in the mirror.E.A mechanic peering under the hood of Goeth's Adler. GUARD He won't see you.F. Schindler waits for her on the landing of the stairs. yeah. He glances down at her disapprovingly and the guard hangs up. 133. 130. 129.a gift for Goeth . He doesn't . D. . she waits as a guard telephones Schindler's office. phone to his ear. 132.DAY. EXT. A Parisian hat. EXT. INT. She seems to be trying to summon the courage to cross over and onto the factory grounds. FACTORY . 130. GOETH'S VILLA . Leaning in he accidentally knocks a wrench off the radiator into the fan and there's an awful clatter before the engine dies. 134.F.DAY. . 131. D.DAY.CRACOW .Schindler sees Stern coming toward him and glances skyward long-sufferingly. Across the street stands a nervous young woman in a faded dress. 134. yeah. Puts on heels.DAY. 129. she applies make-up. As servants hoist a heavy. She can see the wall of windows from where she's standing.F.DAY. 131. elaborately tooled saddle from Schindler's trunk . 133. 132. INT. glances up as Schindler moves past.F. The mechanic glances up horrified.DAY.

The grace with which she's carried herself up to this point seems to evaporate as she struggles to find the words she wants. (pause) My parents are in Plaszow. SCHINDLER'S OFFICE . smiles. Schindler glances away from her.DAY. He leads her past Klonowska's desk and into his office. goes to his liquor cabinet. depressed. They say you are good. MISS KRAUSE My name is Regina Perlman. They're killing old people in Plaszow now. 135. but smiles to counter the unfortunately possibility she's some old girlfriend he's forgotten. warms it in his hands. They say your factory is a haven. INT. SCHINDLER Pernod? Cognac? MISS KRAUSE No. He arranges a chair for her. MISS KRAUSE How do you do? He can tell now she doesn't know him.recognize her. He seems weary suddenly. SCHINDLER Who says that? MISS KRAUSE Everyone. clearly take with her. thank you. He seems relieved. Schindler's face changes like a wall going up. He pours himself a drink. not Elsa Krause. a mask of indifference like in the portrait of Adolf Hitler on the wall behind him. SCHINDLER So. . she offers her hand. MISS KRAUSE They say that no one dies here. They're old. Reaching him. SCHINDLER Miss Krause. 135. I've been living in Cracow on false papers since the ghetto massacre.

She stares at him. His place is a "haven. it's a fact of life. that's not the point. SCHINDLER You think I don't know what you're doing? You're so quiet all the time? I know. That's what I ask and that's what I care about. What am I supposed to do. frightened and bewildered. STERN . but Schindler knows better. cold. it's a haven for people with no skills whatsoever. it's not an enterprise of any kind. I have no money. 136. send them over to Schindler.They bury them up in the forest. She hurries out. his face hard. Schindler barges into Stern's office." didn't you know? It's not a factory. send them all. In a foul and aggressive mood. She feels tears welling up. ADMINISTRATION BUILDING . SCHINDLER Cry and I'll have you arrested. long moment before SCHINDLER I don't do that. and studies her for a long. I borrowed these clothes. bring everybody over? Is that what you think? Yeah.DAY. I ask one thing: whether or not a worker has certain skills. Will you bring them here? Schindler glances back at her. I'm not losing money. I swear to God. 136. Stern's look is all innocence. he dispenses with pleasantries in order to admonish the accountant SCHINDLER People die. get out of my office. STERN (with concern) Are you losing money? SCHINDLER No.PLASZOW . You've been misled. INT. Stern has hardly had time to look up from the work on his desk. SCHINDLER He wants to kill everybody? Great.

personally. all these people . And he's got the war.. so what? What do you expect me to do about it? STERN There's nothing you can do.NIGHT. he's responsible for everything that goes on here. he does enjoy it. I'm not asking you to do anything. the ladies. good wine. A guy who loves good food. I don't think he enjoys it. It's doubtful he even realizes this. He leaves. but it's clear to Stern.GOETH'S VILLA . have him send them over. Then SCHINDLER You have to understand.he's got a lot of things to worry about. always the bad. husband and wife. to me. He conducts a mental search for a name and eventually comes up with it: SCHINDLER Perlman. 137. SCHINDLER I'll admit it's a weakness. He's got this whole place to run. But it isn't Stern who needs convincing. STERN And killing. making money. It's dangerous. He'd be all right. he wouldn't be like this. You have to think of it in his situation. 137. Never the good. (pause) All right. hesitates. . You came into my office. Silence. Which is a wonderful crook. He unstraps his watch. BALCONY . Schindler tries to settle down. yells) It's dangerous. Always the bad.What other point is SCHINDLER (interrupts. He turns to leave. Goeth's under enormous pressure. SCHINDLER Give it to Goldberg.. Which brings out the worst in people. it's Schindler himself. hands it to Stern. Schindler sighs either at the predicament itself. EXT. There'd be just the good aspects of him. or at the fact that he's allowed Stern to place him right in the middle of it. But in normal circumstances.

and we don't. He sticks a bridle into its mouth. Or we kill him ourselves and we feel even better. we feel pretty good about it. He forces himself to smile benevolently. and the emperor pardons him. A man stole something. he knows others have been shot for less. wondering what the power Schindler describes might feel like.Distant music. Goeth gallops around his great domain holding himself high in the saddle. whistling to himself. 138. Brahms' lullaby. he should know better. that's all right. he knows he's going to die . That's different than power. he throws himself down on the floor. It seems almost as though this temptation toward restraint. he imagines himself in the role. EXT. he's confronted with stoop-shouldered sloth. the latter so drunk he can barely stand up. EXT. patiently it seems. from the Rosner Brothers way down by the women's barracks calming the inhabitants. A stable boy works to ready Goeth's horse before he arrives. We have him killed. Power is when we have every justification to kill . Up here on the balcony. sir. SCHINDLER They don't fear us because we have the power to kill. Goeth is there. he begs for mercy. This worthless man. stare out over Goeth's dark kingdom. as he stares out over his camp. GOETH Oh. though. That's not power. throws a riding blanket onto its back. this image Schindler has brush-stroked of the merciful emperor. That's what the emperors had. the stable boy tries to mask his confusion. 139. 138. SCHINDLER Amon the Good. I'm almost done. STABLE BOY I'm sorry. he glances over drunkenly. But everywhere he looks. and almost smiles. A man commits a crime. That's power. The boy tries to hide his panic. they fear us because we have the power to kill arbitrarily.DAY. PLASZOW . that's justice. 139. holds some appeal to Goeth.. As Goeth waits. He lets him go. . Before he can finish.PLASZOW .DAY. drags out the saddle Schindler bought Goeth. That's power. Schindler and Goeth. Eventually. though.. it seems. STABLES . Perhaps. he's brought in before the emperor. That's power.

He so wants to shoot him he can hardly stand it. GOETH'S VILLA . EXT. EXT. leave. BARRACKS. 140. 141. Then gestures grandly. sir. CUT TO: .. Goeth just stands there for several moments . I've been unable to remove the stains from your bathtub. Goeth steps past him to take a look. and at that moment. sir. GOETH What are you using? WORKER Soap. PLASZOW . I could hide it. 142. If he's steal with some discretion.DAY.MOMENTS LATER . The worker hurries out with his pail and cloth. He dares a glance back. right here. right in the bathroom.DAY. All he feels is stupid. 141. The sentries at their little table again. Schindler and Stern outside Stern's barracks. GOETH (incredulous) Soap? Not lye? The worker hasn't a defense for himself. He takes a deep breath to calm himself. The worker is almost shaking. Nearby. GOETH'S VILLA . Goeth's hand drifts down as if by instinct to the gun in his holster. put some more stains on the porcelain. The accountant's tone is hushed: STERN If he didn't steal so much. go on. He stares at the worker. GOETH Go ahead.trying to feel the power of emperors he's supposed to be feeling.NIGHT. I pardon you.. drinking Schindler's vodka. The worker hurries across the dying lawn outside the villa.140. INT. Goeth comes into his bedroom sweating from his ride. But he doesn't feel it. he's so terrified of the violent reprisal he expects to receive. a hand with a gun appears out the bathroom window and fires. More to the floor WORKER I have to report. A worker with a pail and cloth appears in the bathroom doorway. 142.

STERN (V. GOLDBERG Stern. and leaves without a word. close up the trucks. Polish workers. 145. 147. all right. PLASZOW . he steals with complete impunity. And. Hujar calls a halt. go tell Goeth. No. Goldberg delivers a stack of requisitions and invoices. rice and other supplies. CRACOW . Goeth nods to Hujar. maybe he can get away with it. STERN There are fifteen. 144. . still half-full. 145.you'd think he'd have the common sense to see what's coming.000 prisoners. The trucks at the loading dock of Goeth's private warehouse.the supplies for the phantom 10.DAY. You want to argue about it.O. Behind his desk. Stern comes in with the requisitions.Goeth knows this 146.) . PLASZOW MINUTES LATER . CUT BACK TO: 147.DAY. the trucks rumble off. EXT. STERN (V. 143. Stern takes a cursory look at them and shakes his head in dismay. seventeen. The workers climb down.CONTINUED .O. BARRACKS . looking over the books . Now it's Goldberg's turn to shake his head in dismay.NIGHT. Stern watches truck being unloaded of bags of flour. under Hujar's supervision.DAY.143. LOADING DOCK. STERN'S OFFICE. PLASZOW . do me a favor.) The SS auditors keep coming around.DAY. 144. He wants to say sixteen. but ten thousand over? It's stupid. 146. he doesn't want to hear it STERN There are fifteen thousand people here GOLDBERG Goeth says there's twenty-five. get out of here. GOLDBERG'S OFFICE. throwing down the "surplus" bags of flour and rice . INT.

what are we here for. SCHINDLER So you'll be rid of him. STERN I think it's too late. figures moving around behind the windows.has he ever once shown you his appreciation? I've yet to see it. INT. That's not all right. Maybe Auschwitz.' STERN If Plaszow is closed. and eventually shrugs. There's another party going on up there.take money? That's a crime? Come on. He hands over to Stern some negotiable items and leaves. you know that.bad as it is. 148. evil as Goeth is.They can see Goeth's villa up on the hill. 148. I'll take care of it. NIGHTCLUB . Schindler understands. He's taking money. SCHERNER The place produces nothing. SCHINDLER So I'll talk to him about it. TOFFEL There's taking money and there's taking money. But Stern slowly shakes his head 'no. SCHINDLER Well.CRACOW . SCHERNER He's a friend of yours.who knows? Gross-Rosen maybe. SCHINDLER I'll talk to him. you want to help him out.NIGHT. SCHINDLER What's he done that's so bad . to fight a war? We're here to make money. it could get worse. as he nurses a drink from his flask. though . Schindler thinks about what Stern has told him. fuck him. Tell me this. I shouldn't say that . Schindler and Senior SS Officers Toffel and Scherner share a table in same smoke-filled nightclub they met in. down here. I'll talk to somebody. all of us. . Where .nothing it produces reaches the Army. Fine. There's the irony . they'll have to send us somewhere else.

149. What is this? I'm sitting here.DAY. We take from each other.Never a courtesy. More important. several workers are debating which of them will go upstairs to thank Schindler. SCHERNER He doesn't deserve your loyalty. UPSTAIRS OFFICES. glancing away SCHINDLER Come on. His thinly veiled threat of exposure escapes neither SS man. INT. . D. SCHINDLER Did I threaten anybody here? I stated a simple fact.SAME TIME . he's not worth you making threats against us.E. The threat still stands. So. despite Schindler's assurance otherwise. Each of us sitting at this table. SCHERNER Not like him. it works out. INT. D. 149. we all know that.F. 150.DAY. and they all know that. it's that we do it. Never a thank you note. FACTORY . in some eyes it doesn't matter the amount we steal. suddenly everybody's talking like this is something bad. At one of them. But Schindler just grins. . nods to himself. SCHINDLER Of course he's stealing from me. and they all know it. let's watch the girls. everybody uses everybody. SCHINDLER Yeah. everybody's happy. we take from the Army. too. In addition to the mid-day soup and break. Schindler glances away to the floor show. there are bowls of fruit on the long work tables. So does Scherner's threat back to him.F. we should hang him for it? TOFFEL He's stealing from you. and.E. Glancing back again. 150. He forgets my wife at Christmas time SCHINDLER He's got no style. The air seems thicker suddenly. we're in business together. Oskar. he considers the SS men with great sobriety. well.

SCHINDLER Thank you.In honor of Schindler's birthday. this one wiring a phonograph. Schindler cuts a cake. both of them . that one saturating a pad with ink from a bottle. The smiles on the faces around them strain. as he would any beautiful girl. all she wants now is out before someone .PLASZOW . The kiss is broken. this is a beautiful girl. SCHINDLER Thank them for me. Goeth has brought over Stern and the Rosners . I wish you a happy birthday . From Stern he gets a handshake.. Someone sharpens a pencil.. And the party tries to resume. moves from table to table handing out carbons of lists and sharing morning pleasantries with the clerks. The music breaks and out of the silence comes a small nervous voice: FACTORY GIRL ..gets shot. She's surrounded by SS uniforms and swastikas and holstered guns.her.DAWN. in turn. APPELLPLATZ . Lord of Lists.. Surrounded by his friends and lovers. Stern glances to heaven. EXT. Goldberg. Schindler. at the moment. . accompanying the best baritone in the Ukrainian garrison. A Jewish girl from the shop floor is admitted and timidly approaches the drunken group around Schindler. He kisses her on the mouth.the musicians. a stethoscope removed. He receives congratulations from the many SS men present and the embraces. those wheeling filing cabinets across the Appellplatz. and Schindler smiles again with impunity. sir . A doctor's kid is opened.. She hesitates. of Ingrid and Klonowska an dGoeth. finally. Amon cocks his head like a confused dog. 151. Schindler smiles. Other figures move around the parade ground in the murky dawn light: these raising a banner.. Some men in white appear like ghosts. On behalf of the workers . The SS men consider her as a curiosity. Another cleans the lenses of his glasses. The girl backs away nodding anxiously. 151. the prisoners would no doubt shudder at the sight: the clerks are setting up their folding tables. Henry Rosner nudges Leo and they begin another song.. Were they not asleep in their barracks. Schindler..

Some still pulling their clothes back on. 154. 155.PLASZOW . naked.PLASZOW . He makes his selections quickly: this one into this line.DAWN.DAY. 153. Behind the camouflage of other women prisoners.PLASZOW . 157. chats with one of the doctors as another group strips. The needle of the phonograph is set down on a pocked 78. A guard slides open the gate of a cattle car and this first unlucky group climbs aboard. APPELLPLATZ . EXT. 156. some fifteen thousand prisoners.S.152. Mila Pfefferberg rubs a beet against her cheeks in desperate hope of adding a little color to her skin. A physician wipes at his brow with his handkerchief as several prisoners run back and forth. 156. before him. 154. Though the music and banners struggle to evoke a country fair. DEPOT .PLASZOW . APPELLPLATZ . The sun beats down and the music lies. 157. It couples to another empty slatted car with a harsh clank. DEPOT . A trainman waving a lantern guides an engineer who's slowly backing an empty cattle car along the tracks.PLASZOW . Notations are made and lines are formed. A sorting out process is going on here. the healthy from the unhealthy.DAY. the presence of the doctors belie it. Amon Goeth. and Goldberg moves them recording the names. the first wave of the "unfit" is marched onto the platform. EXT. 153.DAY. that one into that. BALCONY . Down there on the Appellplatz. Other groups of people run naked in front of other doctors and clerks. the entire population of the camp has been concentrated. 152. but he nods approvingly. EXT. his shirtsleeves uncharacteristically rolled up. EXT.) .GOETH'S VILLA . The first scratchy note of a Strauss waltz blare from the camp speakers. EXT. APPELLPLATZ . EXT.DAY. Whether the topic is this Health Aktion or the unseasonable weather is unclear. PFEFFERBERG (O.DAY. In his undershirt and shorts Goeth calmly smokes his first cigarette of the morning as he listens to the music wafting up from down below. 155.

SAME TIME . 158. BARRACKS . Music. EXT. He calls out to the Commandant againPFEFFERBERG What about my wife? Goeth thinks about it a moment before he nods.SAME TIME . kauf mir ein Pferdchen" (Mommy.DAY. 160. finds Poldek among the group taking off their clothes. upending cots. buy me a pony). BARRACKS . Do I really have to go through this. Reaching the surface of the muck she lets her feet submerge. Wailing protests quickly escalate to brawls with the guards. the cattle cars hotter.DAY. The sun is higher.PLASZOW . wails.and toeholds on the foul walls.LATER . Prisoners' arms stretch out between the slats offering diamonds in exchange for a sip of water. An arm held out to either side. looking for some children. finds Mila. 159. 161. 162. 162. then . PLASZOW . okay. making a notation on the way.DAY.DAY. Pfefferberg appeals to him with a look that asks. MEN'S LATRINES . he doesn't have to be put through this indignity.Commandant. She works her way slowly down. sir. Goeth glances up. INT. A clerk accompanies Pfefferberg and. The needle of the phonograph is set down on another record. GOETH My mechanic. trying to find knee. and Goeth turns to a clerk. Guards traipse through a deserted barracks peering up at the rafters. Pfefferberg is motioned away from the others. shots. to a crude wooden structure beyond it. 160. he's okay. INT. past it. Children are yanked from the arms of their parents. ignoring the flies invading her ears. 161. Yeah. sure. Revolvers and rifles aim at the sun and fire. pulling planks from the floor. 158. EXT. her nostrils. "Mammi. DEPOT . 159.SAME TIME . a children's song. A small figure in red sprints across to another barracks.DAY. the small girl lowers herself into a pit into which men have defecated. EXT.

It's always something. GOETH They're complaining now? They don't know what complaining is. her racing heart. her knees. I'm running a little late. her shins. she hears a hallucinatory murmur BOY'S VOICE This is our place. this is taking longer than I thought. He grins. DEPOT .DAY. and strolls over to them. then with a What-will-you-think-ofnext? kind of look. It's like they're climbing into an oven. 163. five other children are already there. Have a drink. before finally touching harder ground. Schindler's Mercedes pulls up. GOETH I tried to call you. Bosch and Madritsch.PLASZOW . She sees eyes in the darkness. those who "failed" the medical exams bake as they wait for the last cars to be filled. EXT. I got to make room for them.LATER . He glances away at the train. then laughs uproariously and calls over to Hujar GOETH Bring the fire trucks! HUJAR What? . He climbs out and stares transfixed. As she struggles to slow her breathing. 163. standing with the other industrialists. Inside.her ankles. SCHINDLER What do you say we get your fire brigade out here and hose down the cars? Goeth stares at him blankly. Schindler watches as another car is loaded. SCHINDLER What's going on? GOETH I got a shipment of Hungarians coming in. Waves of heat rise from the roofs of the long string of cattle cars. The idling engine only partially covers the desperate pleas for water coming from inside the slatted cars. He notices Goeth then.

E. A German staff car pulls in across the factory gate. that's cruel. he just doesn't get it. bringing futile mercy to the laughing or not. 166.E.F.. GOETH This is really cruel. it's as The water rains down on the last car. STREAM OF WATER CASCADE onto the scalding rooftops. blocking it. SCHINDLER I've got some 200-meter hoses back at D. we can reach the cars down at the end. You shouldn't do that. He returns to Goeth. At full extension. EXT.DAY.F. 165. Schindler moves along the string of cars pushing sausages through the slats. but to the other SS officers standing around as well. D. But slowly then. trucks. And amusing. Oskar.F. you're giving them hope.DAY. GUARD What does he think he's saving them from? The joke takes on new dimension when. behaving recklessly here. . the people inside loudly voice their thanks. my God.E.F. Oskar moves away to talk with one of the firemen. is not just though he were possessed. the hoses firing the cold water at the cars on the people inside who are roaring their gratitude. the His friend moving along the cars doomed in front of countless SS men. D. apparently the hoses still only reach halfway down the long line of cars. not just to Goeth.E. and the guards and officers outside grin at the spectacle. The fire trucks are there. Goeth is almost hysterical. 165. slowly. HOSES have arrived and are being coupled to Plaszow's. Goeth finds this especially sidesplitting. boxes of food are unloaded. INT.E. amusement on his face fades. from the back of the D. Accompanied by the laughter of the SS. and hollers GOETH Hujar! THE D.Hujar heard him.F. GOETH Oh. FACTORY . 166. Finally he turns to another guy and tells him to do it. . As the water drenches the cars further back. Two Gestapo men climb out.

DAY. 167. SCHINDLER All right. she knows what to do. for the first time. MONTELUPICH PRISON . I'll go for a drive with you guys. MONTELUPICH PRISON . INT.CRACOW . Schindler is made to empty his pockets. I want you to be aware of that. cigarettes. moments later. Schindler glances idly out the window. though. as if raised voices might set off head-splitting echoes along the narrow monotonous corridors. He snuffs out his cigarette. his money. He's taken past darkened cells. SCHINDLER Where are we going? The guys up front don't answer. 170. INT. GESTAPO 1 We'll risk it. She nods. Past shadowy figures crouched in corners and on the floor. SCHINDLER'S OFFICE . Schindler leaning against his desk.DAY. she'll make the phone calls.MOVING . .DAY. 169. sure.DAY. drink in his hand. Settled comfortably in the backseat. registers on Schindler's face. They climb the stairs to the upstairs offices and.The girl who brought Schindler best wishes on his birthday glances up from her work to the Gestapo crossing through the factory. 167. Apparently he expected it to turn the other way. 168. everything. but you might. The car approaches a building block long with an ominous sameness to the windows. 169. GESTAPO CAR . He's led down a flight of stairs into a claustrophobic tunnel. INT. he looks back. Around him clerks speak in whispers. to Klonowska. it's a nice day. Concern. calmly tries to assess his humorless arresters. call in the favors. 168. SCHINDLER I'm not saying you'll regret it. 170. INT. Schindler glances beyond them to a point outside his office. appear behind Schindler's wall of glass. As the car makes a turn.

A water bucket. Goeth tries to highlight extenuating circumstances: GOETH He likes women. Though I doubt they can point out the actual provision to me. but his face is like a wall. GOETH They cast a spell on you. This is not a cell for dignitaries. His cellmate just stares. SCHINDLER I violated the Race and Resettlement Act. this arrest is different. But you didn't see this girl. Goeth tries to read the guy behind the desk. In a stiff-backed chair sits a very unlikely defender of racial improprieties . than his own.171. slowly paces back and forth before his cellmate. he doesn't think. This man sitting soberly before him is one of that rare breed . much more impressive. much more serious. This guy has so many women. that'd be all right with me. He likes good-looking women.the unbribable official. it's like a virus. You work closely with them like I do. incongruous with the dank surroundings in his doublebreasted suit. They should receive treatment. Goeth realizes he has made a serious error in judgment. Some of my men are infected with this virus.DAY. . They have this power. OFFICE . she was Jewish. you know. a soldier who looks like he's been here forever. I see this all the time. his greatcoat pulled up around his ears for warmth. He switches tacts: GOETH It's a matter of money? We can discuss that. Now there's a crime. Schindler. Schindler forces a smile. They should be pitied. 172.Amon Goeth. the Jews. (pause) I kissed a Jewish girl. he's got all these women. you see this.DAY. He's married. 172. because this is as real as typhus. They love him. he shouldn't have done it. To an impassive SS colonel behind a desk. No windows. not punished. Goeth shifts in his chair. A waste bucket. I saw this girl. This girl was very good-looking. He sees a good-looking woman. 171. CELL. MONTELUPICH PRISON . INT. he knows he's not getting anywhere with this guy. All right. INT.MONTELUPICH PRISON . In the silence that follows.

NIGHT. you should kiss us. They don't have a future. not them. There's no future in it. And that's not just good old-fashioned Jew-hating talk. Indeed. which thoroughly confuses Goeth since Goeth is his inferior in rank. a little worse for wear perhaps. as Henry and Leo Rosner begin the son . It's policy now. Schindler smiles good-naturedly.a gratuity. Amon. He's out. Suddenly the man stands up and salutes. drawing a weary glance from Scherner. He's drunk.the field officer staggers over to a chair in the corner of the crowded room and slumps into it.. A tall. GOETH'S VILLA . gray Waffen SS officer has a request for the Rosner brothers. SS OFFICER I want to hear "Gloomy Sunday" again. no. it seems unlikely he'll be on his feet much longer. thin. Goeth laughs too loud. SCHERNER Sit down. SCHERNER We give you Jewish girls at five marks a day. taking him into his confidence GOETH God forbid you ever get a real taste for Jewish skirt. but it's clear. morose. Taking him away from the others. INT. But he isn't saluting Goeth..PLASZOW .SS COLONEL You're offering me a bribe? GOETH A "bribe?" No. 173.an excessively melancholy tale in which a young man commits suicide for love . . he's saluting the officer who has just stepped into the room behind him. No future. SCHERNER Hello. a little more subdued than usual. The colonel sits back down. even to Goeth himself. Scherner pulls up a chair next to Goeth. that he has fallen from grace. Oskar. Scherner smiles and allows Goeth to shake his hand. GOETH Sir. please come on . 173.

The brothers find Goeth in the crowd looking at them like. Again they play the song. if not of the intention. Which they do . absolutely still. He shrugs like it's nothing. they know what they're doing. at least of the repetition. What I got is nothing.a machine. in silhouette to the Rosners. the Rosners not only play the song again. they play with it.God The music falls apart. it's unclear. though. wrenching from the song all the sentimentality they can. someone does become aware.defeated . Goeth is dully impressed.. And. as if they could actually drive him to kill himself. Now you're talking. paying no attention to the visiting Commandant from Treblinka or anybody else TREBLINKA GUY . There. and interrupts the spell GOETH Enough . staring at nothing. it's like a.this man and this music .some innocuous Von Suppe. for Christ's sake play something else. then slowly makes his way out onto the balcony where he stands in the night air.We can process at Treblinka." As the man stumbles back to his chair. a drink in his hand SS OFFICER "Gloomy Sunday" again.. swaying precariously. . Eventually. though. Schindler. ruining a perfectly good party. as they play. He stands there for a moment. There. now there's a death factory. TREBLINKA GUY Now Auschwitz. This time they don't wait for him to ask for it LEO ROSNER "Gloomy Sunday.Jesus . the Rosners see the gloomy SS officer getting slowly up from his chair. this one somber man in the corner staring at them almost gratefully. Come on. if everything is working? I don't know. only politely so.which the brothers play as if it were an invocation. Goeth turns back to one of his guests. maybe two thousand units a day. Glancing back. No one else in the room is aware of the exchange going on between them . or with modesty. Again he staggers across the crowded room to his chair in the corner. they know how to do it. Auschwitz. to the corner. he takes out a gun and shoots himself in the head. and him. AGAIN THE GRAY OFFICER wavering before Henry and Leo.THE THIN GRAY SS OFFICER is back in front of the musicians.

layer upon layer. victims of the ghetto massacre. Here. GOETH I'm trying to live my life. He sees a wheelbarrow trundled by Pfefferberg. seem unaware of. is unclear. Where. When I said they didn't have a future I didn't mean tomorrow. From a distance. 174. GOETH (indignant) They're taking mine. carrying blankets and bundles. 175. or at least not distracted by.DAY. which the irate industrialist refuses to accept. Schindler abruptly breaks off the discussion with the SS man.LATER . The workers move around it dousing it with gasoline.F. but then sees her trundling another barrow. he hesitates. Schindler joins him and stares at a pyre of bodies built by masked and gagging workers. EXT. . Arriving. out of the mass graves in the forest. The dead lay everywhere. . a corpse in it. 175. climbs into his car and drives off. His people are being taken. The pyre has reached the height of a man's shoulder.174. Schindler sees Goeth standing up at the tree line. SCHINDLER You took my workers. orders of some kind. victims of Plaszow. (pause) Auschwitz. closer. dismayed. furious.PLASZOW . Schindler can be seen arguing with an SS officer who's trying to hand him papers. He glances off. FOREST . He fears the body is Mila's. Approaching him. Leo John and his five year old son. they come up with this? I got to find every body buried up here? And burn it? It's always something. another corpse in it.E. on their knees catching tadpoles. Schindler's workers are marched under heavy guard out of the factory and its annexes and across the fortified yard. Goeth calls to Schindler GOETH Can you believe this? Goeth shakes his head.DAY. A creek flowing gently through marshy ground under an umbrella of trees. D. a ghastly endeavor going on beyond them: Bodies being exhumed out of the earth. EXT.

176. I'm out of business and he's catching tadpoles with his son. His glance finds his man. Schindler.DAY. GOETH This is good. the great difference between their respective stations in life. in silhouette against the wall of glass. INT. stares down at his deserted factory. the dark empty spaces. Schindler's personal things are gone. POLAND/CZECHOSLOVAKIA BORDER . emerging from it. over at the stream. He sighs at the unfairness of it all. Behind him. Tight on the gleeful boy with a tadpole in his hand.NIGHT. Soon.EVENING. They come over.E. SQUARE. the car. his silent machines. Schindler. morning Mass over. A priest and his parishioners. 177. D. smoke from the pyre rises into the sky. drinking. White sheets over the furniture like shrouds over the dead. A border guard returns his passport to him. 178. Leo John. SCHINDLER Hey. INT. the suitcases. the clothes.SCHINDLER When? GOETH I don't know. notice the elegantly dressed gentleman outside the town's only hotel. They recognize him. how you doing? BRINNLITZ GUY 1 Look at this. A church in the main square of a sleepy hamlet. SCHINDLER'S APARTMENT . 178. 179. EXT. Schindler's Mercedes. Light pouring in through the windows. Some guys outside a bar/café. and . 176. INT.F. The barrier is lifted and he crosses into Czech countryside. FACTORY . 177. BRINNLITZ. Somehow their old ne'er-do-well friend has managed to do quite well. the backseat piled high with suitcases. 179. the dissolution of his kingdom. including Emilie Schindler. hanging gout. CZECHOSLOVAKIA MORNING.

pats the guy on the shoulder and wanders over to the next table. But neither makes a move toward the other. and he. had some laughs. He tips the porter extravagantly and turns back to the guys from the bar. making sure everybody's happy. 180. Emilie has noticed him. Across the square. the great entertainer. what're you drinking? BRINNLITZ GUY 2 Nothing's changed.it amazes them. Except for the clothes of the working class clientele.NIGHT. Finally she walks away. It was good. SCHINDLER Now I'm back. BAR . GIRL Who is he? The guy has to think. INT. the scene is reminiscent of the SS nightclub in Cracow: Schindler. I made some money over there.BRINNLITZ . something has changed. but because his old friend Oskar is so many things it's hard to know which description to use. working his way around the tables making sure everybody's got enough to drink. So are you. her.my friend Lena. BRINNLITZ GUY 2 Oskar . BRINNLITZ GUY 2 Now you're back. hasn't it? SCHINDLER Things worked out. SCHINDLER How do you do? (to them both) What can I get you. Yes. Finally BRINNLITZ GUY 2 He's a salesman. not because he doesn't know. which Schindler interprets correctly to mean. A guy at a table with a girl gestures him over. He gestures to the bartender to refill his friend's and his date's drinks. . and you know what I'm going to do now? I'm going to have a good time. Then again. SCHINDLER Let me buy you a drink. 180. you know. check into the hotel.

Closer. until the shipments can be arranged. 182. The town. 183. BRINNLITZ . GOETH'S VILLA . He slowly wanders around.I know them. here. my people. the equipment.NIGHT. A woman asleep in the bed. The girl from the bar. Schindler calmly smokes as he stares out at the night. In his robe. GOETH Oh.DAWN. EXT. ramshackle structures.DAY. GOETH You want these people. Below them lies the camp. BALCONY. INT. off in the distance. SCHINDLER It's good for me . HOTEL ROOM . wanders around some more. and hating it. drinking. Schindler. torn between conflicting choices. The sun. or only one choice. climbs down off a Moto-Guzzi motorcycle. nestled against the mountains. just coming up. 182. I want my people.BRINNLITZ . SCHINDLER Look GOETH You're not telling me something.181. peers in through broken windows. You've got to move them. Moses? What is this? Where's the money in this? What's the scam? SCHINDLER It's good business.it doesn't make any sense. greatly puzzled. EXT. Tight on his face. 183.PLASZOW . Schindler and Goeth on the balcony of the villa. or realizing there's no choice. at least for now. 181. SCHINDLER Goddamn it. in leather riding gear. Goeth considers his friend. still operating. at the window. I'm . everything to Czechoslovakia . SCHINDLER These people. GOETH What are you. this is "good business" in your opinion. a long abandoned factory of some kind.

You know what I'm going to make? Artillery shells. Tank shells. THE KEYS OF A TYPEWRITER slapping a name onto a list LEVARTOV . He can't find it. sure. Schindler admits it with a shrug. Goeth thinks about it in the silence. Everybody's happy.familiar with them. Then a slow nod to himself. Goeth finds this whole line of reasoning impossible to believe. He's sure Schindler's got something else going on here he's not telling him. GOETH You're probably scamming me somehow. don't tell me. then it's four. GOETH If you admit to making three. GOETH Yeah. I'll go along with it. SCHINDLER All you have to do is tell me what it's worth to you. If I'm making a hundred. It's good for the Army. the sound as loud as gunshots - . Goeth studies him. all right. He's going to make some money out of this even if he can't figure it out. What's a person worth to you. But how? SCHINDLER I just told you. He smiles. GOETH Yeah. They need that. it's just irritating to me I can't figure it out. It's good for you you'll be compensated. 184.the letters the size of buildings. GOETH What's one worth to you? That's the question. you got to be making three. actually. HARD CUT TO: 184. searching for the real answer in his face. GOETH You did. but you didn't.

TIGHT ON THE FACE OF A MAN - Rabbi Levartov - the hinge-maker Goeth tried to kill with a faulty revolver THE KEYS HAMMER another name - PERLMAN TIGHT ON TWO ELDERLY FACES - a man, a woman - the parents of "Elsa Krause." IN HIS SMALL CLUTTERED PLASZOW OFFICE - Stern transcribes D.E.F. workers' names from a Reich Labor Office document to the list in his typewriter, Schindler's List. A NAME - A FACE - NAME - FACE - NAME TIGHT ON SCHINDLER slowly pacing the six or seven steps Stern's cramped office allows, nursing a drink. SCHINDLER Poldek Pfefferberg ... Mila Pfefferberg ... THE KEYS typing 'PFEFFEPFEFFERBERG'S face, tight. MILA'S face, tight. CURRENCY, hard Reichmarks, in a small valise. As Goeth looks at it, he mumbles to himself GOETH A virus... MOVING DOWN THE LIST of names, forty, fifty. The sound of the keys. Stern pulls the sheet out of the machine, rolls in another, types a name. EQUIPMENT BEING LOADED onto trucks outside Madritsch's Plaszow factory. SCHINDLER You can do the same thing I'm doing. There's nothing stopping you. Madritsch is shaking his head 'no' to Schindler's appeal to make his own list, to get his workers out. MADRITSCH I've done enough for the Jews. THE KEYS typing another name A FACE, a man, A FACE, a woman, A FACE, a child COGNAC SPILLING into a glass. The glass coming up to Schindler's mouth, hesitating there. SCHINDLER The investors. A NAME - A FACE - one of the original D.E.F. investors.

ANOTHER NAME - ANOTHER FACE - another of the Jewish investors. SCHINDLER All of them. Szerwitz, his family. STERN GLANCES UP with a look that asks Schindler if he's sure about this one. He is. The keys type SZERWITZ TIGHT ON THE FACE of the investor who stole from Schindler, the one he threatened to have killed by the SS, and the faces of his sons THREE OR FOUR PAGES of names next to the typewriter. Stern, trying to count them, estimates STERN Four hundred, four fifty SCHINDLER More. THE TRUNK OF SCHINDLER'S MERCEDES yawning open. He takes a small valise from it and heads for Goeth's villa. THE KEYS typing ROSNER TIGHT ON Henry Rosner, the violinist. TIGHT ON his brother, Leo, the accordionist. SCHINDLER AND BOSCH, the other Plaszow industrialist. The same appeal Schindler made to Madritsch; the same answer, 'no.' MOVING DOWN another page of names. STERN (O.S.) About six hundred SCHINDLR (O.S.) More. THE SOUND OF THE KEYS OVER the face of a boy, the "chicken thief." Over THE FACE OF A GIRL, the one who hid in the pit of excrement. Over the FACES we've never seen. STERN (O.S.) Eight hundred, give or take. SCHINDLER (angrily) Give or take what, Stern - how many count them. STERN RUMS HIS FINGER down the pages of names, trying to count them more precisely. BLACKJACK, dealt by GOETH. They're betting diamonds, he and Schindler. A queen falls and Goeth groans his misfortune. THE FACE OF Goeth's maid.

GOETH SWEEPS his hold card against the table, is thrown a four, sweeps it again and gets a jack. A NAME we don't recognize is typed. A FACE we don't recognize. 185. INT. STERN'S OFFICE - PLASZOW - NIGHT. 185.

Schindler leafing through the page of names, counting them, drinking, to the sound of the typewriter. Eventually, quietly to himself SCHINDLER That's it. Stern heard him and stops typing, glances over. SCHINDLER You can finish that page. Stern resumes where he left off, but then hesitates again. There's something he doesn't understand. STERN What did Goeth say? You just told him how many you needed? It doesn't sound right. And Schindler doesn't answer. He's avoided telling Stern the details of the deal struck with Goeth, and balks telling him now. Finally awkwardly SCHINDLER I'm buying them. I'm paying him. I give him money, he gives me the people. (pause) If you were still working for me I'd expect you to talk me out of it, it's costing me a fortune. Stern had no idea. And has no idea now what to say. Schindler shrugs like it's no big deal, but Stern know it is. SCHINDLER Give him the list, he'll sign it, he'll get the people ready. I have to go back to Brinnlitz, to take care of things on that end, I'll see you there. Stern is really overcome by what this man is doing. What he can't figure out is why. Silence. And then SCHINDLER Finish the page. Stern turns back, does as he's told. Schindler drinks. Nothing but the sound of the typewriter keys. And then nothing at all. The page is done. The rest will die.

DAY. Personnel Clerk. endures the bureaucratic tedium of signing memoranda. as usual. He carefully aligns it and types his own name in a space allowed by the bottom margin. TOWN COUNCIL HALL . 187. party pin in his lapel. this is my home. Executor of Lists. So are the guys he was drinking with.It is my duty to supervise them and it is your duty to allow me He barely gets it all out before the protests drown him out. to dispel the disturbing rumors they've heard. 188. many of them appearing bewildered by him or the "situation" that has arisen. the citizens of Brinnlitz. SCHINDLER This is my home. He looks out over his audience. 188. SCHNDLER These are skilled munitions workers they are essential to the war effort The noise begins. ADMINISTRATION BUILDING PLASZOW . OFFICE. Schindler in front of a large assembly. requisitions. . Raising pitch of his own voice SCHINDLER . His estranged wife is there.PLASZOW . his audience's angry reaction. GOETH'S VILLA . at his writing desk. my mother is buried here. my wife was born here. He comes to Schindler's list. initials each page and signs the last with no more interest than the others. local government officials. SCHINDLER I was born here. Goeth.BRINNLITZ . 186. 187.DAY.NIGHT. Goldberg has the signature page of the list in a typewriter. transport orders. Gangster.186. He hands the whole stack of paperwork to Marcel Goldberg. imposing SS guards on either side of him. SCHINDLER Do you really think I'd bring a thousand Jewish criminals into my home? Everyone seems to breathe sighs of relief as if they've been waiting for him to say this. INT. INT. The uproar reaches such a clamoring level there's no point in his continuing.

is jumped by three guys.DAY. BRINNLITZ . are being off-loaded from flatbed train cars. 192. DEPOT . squeezing it into the upper margin. barracks. crumples it and throws it away. 189. As the forms of his attackers move away. GOLDBERG The good list? Well. Around him. a prisoner approaches him.PLASZOW . Evacuation Board and Department of Economy form. Schindler.189. watchtowers. SCHINDLER'S BRINNLITZ FACTORY SITE . Schindler signs his name to Reich Main Office directives. that depends.NIGHT.NIGHT. tires of the exacting task. 190. At a folding table in the middle of the field. some drainage problem no doubt. He rolls the page down. doesn't it? The prisoner knows that. the first few crossed out. on his way back to his hotel after a night of drinking. types another name. too. he catches a glimpse of one of them -his "friend" who admired his car when he first arrived back in town. and crosses that one out on the pad. . Names on a notepad. 190. EXT. He means Schindler's List. huge Hilo machines. A train full of people destined for Auschwitz pulls away from the platform. 191. wrestled to the ground and brutally kicked. INT. SS engineers stand around frowning at the lay of the land.PLASZOW . 191. GOLDBERG'S OFFICE . shipments of heavy equipment. Goldberg types the next name onto a page of The List. EXT. and discreetly turns over to Goldberg a couple of diamonds from the lining of his coat. EXT. As Goldberg gathers his paperwork. Armaments contracts.DAY. the new camp is taking shape: Electric fences are going up. PRISONER Am I on the list? GOLDBERG What list is that? He knows what the prisoner means and the prisoner knows he knows. tears the handwritten page of names from the notepad. 192.

that's what I got for you. Poldek. are apparent only to the clerks and . Pens in hands checking them off. adjusting the carburetor. 193.PLASZOW . 194. On the platform. clerks at folding tables shuffle paper while others mill around with clipboards. PFEFFERBERG Of course I'm on it. Paperwork. his mother is taken to another line composed of women and girls. how's it going? (Pfefferberg ignores him) You know about the list? You're on it.DAY. A boy is allowed to remain in a line with his father. GOLDBERG All right.PLASZOW . the others. his head under the hood of a German staff car. the pin dropped into place. the blows coming down hard on his back. Thousands of prisoners on the platform.193. calling out names.DAY. MECHANICS GARAGE . This segregation is the only recognizable process going on. Goldberg goes down. GOLDBERG You want to stay on it? What do you got for me? Pfefferberg glances up from his work and studies the blackmailing collaborator for a long moment. EXT. Goldberg comes in. most standing in lines. PFEFFERBERG What do I got for you? GOLDBERG Takes diamonds to stay on this list. PFEFFERBERG I'll kill you. DEPOT . He makes it outside the garage and runs. 194. Some bound for Brinnlitz. Pfefferberg. beating him across the shoulders and head with it. the rest for Auschwitz. GOLDBERG Hey. A cattle car is coupled to another. all right. all right. the end of one virtually indistinguishable from the beginning of another. changing lines. some climbing onto strings of slatted cars on opposing tracks. INT. tries to scramble away on his knees. Lists of names. Pfefferberg suddenly attacks him with the wrench in his hand. if they exist. Some already in them. if they can be properly sorted from one another.

197. a lone Polish boy stands watching. Schindler ignores the angry taunts and denouncements and the occasional rock hurled by the good citizens of Brinnlitz lining the streets. Leading a procession of nine hundred male Jewish "criminals" through the center of town. The train idles at a crossing in the middle of nowhere. INT. wedged into a corner of an impossibly crowded car. Under the towering Hilo machines. but it is no more comfortable than the others on their way to Auschwitz-Birkenau. 198. his hand comes up and across his neck making the gesture of a throat being slit. .DAY. 195. it becomes apparent there are only male prisoners aboard. At the far end of the platform. The train pulls into the small quiet Brinnlitz station. 195. and maybe not even to them.BRINNLITZ .MOVING . 196. The doors are opened and the prisoners begin climbing down. on a dirt road.DAY. Schindler addresses them SCHINDLER You'll be interested to know I received a cable this morning from the Personnel Office. 196. Moving across the faces peering out from between the slats. EXT.DAY. flanked by several SS guards. smiles almost imperceptibly. Just before an empty train roars past from the other direction obscuring him. DEPOT . Below. BRINNLITZ MUNITIONS FACTORY . 197. COUNTRYSIDE . They should be arriving here sometime tomorrow. It is chaos.NIGHT.POLAND . 196. A train snakes across the dark landscape.NIGHT. This train may be headed for Schindler's hometown. EXT. As they're sitting down to it. The women have left. Stern. a Tyrolean hat. 197. 199.guards. a meal of soup and bread awaits the workers. INT. He sees Stern among the workers. EXT. CROSSING . stands Schindler.DAY. To his customary elegant attire he has added a careless accouterment. Plaszow. BRINNLITZ . CATTLE CAR . 198. 199. EXT.

To Mila. . 200. Pillars of dark smoke rise from the stacks into the sky. Schindler is out the door. passing Stern's desk.MOMENTS LATER . AUSCHWITZ . SCHINDLER (pause) I'm sorry to hear that.DAY. The women inside the cattle cars don't need a sign to tell them where they are. OFFICES .DAY. it is the absence of clerks which unsettles the woman now.turns and walks away. 201. Schindler comes out of his office and. EXT.DAY. Mila Pfefferberg stares at the place. Before Stern can react. GESTAPO Your friend Amon Goeth has been arrested. Schindler is intercepted by some Gestapo men who have just emerged from their car. as though there remains no further reason to record their names. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . like a city. 201. A train backs slowly along the tracks toward an arched gatehouse. under her breath WOMAN Where are the clerks? So often terrified by the sight of a clerk with a clipboard. 202. only one in which the inhabitants reside strictly temporarily. INT.BRINNLITZ FACTORY . 203. It' so big. EXT. EXT.DAY. mumbles SCHINDLER They're in Auschwitz. The stunned women climb down from the railcars onto an immense concourse bisecting the already infamous camp. 203. It's Auschwitz. 200. As they're marched across the muddy yard by guards carrying truncheons. they've seen this place in nightmares. GESTAPO There are some things that are unclear. We need to talk. RURAL POLAND . As he strides across the factory courtyard toward his motorcycle. 202. Mila's eyes return to the constant smoke rising beyond the birch trees at the settlement's western end.

it seems.SCHINDLER I'd love to. it'll have to wait until I get back. and he'd have killed her for it. I have to leave. EXT. We're Schindler Jews. One of the SS guards who accompanied the women from Plaszow speaks up PLASZOW GUARD He had a factory in Cracow. YOUNG DOCTOR How old are you. we work for Oskar Schindler. SCHINDLER All right. It doesn't. SCHINDLER Breslau? I can't go to Breslau. These guys are serious. WOMAN (pause) Sir. okay. . 204. Enamelware. YOUNG DOCTOR A potmaker? He smiles to himself and gets on with the "examination. as if it meant something to him. Then YOUNG DOCTOR And who on earth is Oskar Schindler? He glances around hopelessly. let's talk. We're not supposed to be here. this other one to that. too. A young silver-haired doctor moves slowly along rows of Schindler's women. understandingly. She could tell the truth. for the death chambers. 204. The doctor nods pensively. AUSCHWITZ . with tiny gestures. a mistake's been made. GESTAPO In Breslau. The doctor nods again as if the information were valuable. Not now. He pauses in front of one. The looks on their faces tell him he's not going anywhere." this woman to this line.DAY. considering each with a pleasant smile even as he makes his selections. Mother? She could lie. and he'd have her killed for that.

You are not under investigation. Schindler sits before a panel of twelve sober Bureau V investigators and a judge of the SS court. moves through the factory conducting an impromptu inspection. but little is being produced. Mila and the other woman exchange a glance. Schindler is on his way. Out of the darkness appear "apparitions. In Schindler's absence. Mila and another woman cross back toward their barracks carrying a large heavy pot of broth. 206. On his behalf there is only you. Amon Goeth waits. ten or eleven.NIGHT. The apparitions clamor around the pot a moment more. than furtively slip back into the same darkness from which they came." skeletal figures which surround the two women. Maybe he's already here. BARRACKS . to figure out the unfamiliar process of manufacturing artillery shells. He is being held on charges of embezzlement and racketeering. sorting casings at a work table. INT. Too startled to speak. In a large room. He points out to a guard a kid no more nine. or rather the soup pot between them. In a dank cell. You are not under investigation. 206. Schindler will straighten this out. BRESLAU . SS PRISON. 207. Goeth is.AUSCHWITZ . at night. There's movement. hopefully. Mila can only stare. INT. Untersturmfuhrer Jose Liepold. CELL . EXT. We know this is hard for you. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . the Commandant of Schindler's new subcamp.DAY. INT. the workers attempt to operate the unfamiliar machines.205. . We know you are close friends. You're here at his request to corroborate his denials. the machines are running. the smoke pluming even now. carrying a box. 208. in uniform.DAY. Not more than a hundred meters away stand the birch trees and crematoria.DAY. 207. over and over. Mr. 208.SS PRISON. and another boy. But we must ask you SCHINDLER He stole our country blind. 205. Our information onto his financial speculations comes from many sources. there's noise. INVESTIGATOR Everything you say will be held in confidence. BRESLAU . Schindler will vouch for him. The pot is empty. dipping little metal cups into it.

211. In his en. As the cars fill. then at Schindler. I want these. New columns are formed. HOSS' HOUSE . EXT. New ones. 210. because you get to know them? Because you begin to see them as human beings? Schindler suddenly has the awful feeling that the women are already dead. Schindler seems to think about the offer as he nurses his drink. Why. 209.AUSCHWITZ . CONCOURSE .NIGHT. HOSS That's right. Schindler. HOSS You're right.DAY. I'll cut you three hundred from it. INT. climbing onto the cattle cars. TRAIN YARD . over cognac. it creates a lot of paperwork. I have a shipment coming in tomorrow.MILA Where's Schindler now? 209. the travel papers. Silence. the Evacuation Board authorization. we turn it around. Then: HOSS You shouldn't get stuck on names.AUSCHWITZ . The "fresh" ones Schindler turned down. EXT. Hoss nods at them. a train on another track arrives. 211." whose clothes are slashed with red paint.AUSCHWITZ . As each woman steps out of line. watches the women whose names he is "stuck on. A large assembly of women. Auschwitz Commandant Rudolf Hoss considers the documents Schindler has brought: the list. (pause) Let me offer you this in apology for the inconvenience. it's yours. The ones on the list in Hoss' hand. . It's "tempting. Hoss misinterprets the look. These are fresh. SCHINDLER I appreciate it. Guards calling out names from a list. 210.DAY." HOSS The train comes. the gates of the others are opened and the people spill out. a guard unceremoniously brushes a swathe of red paint across her clothes. standing at the end of the platform stone-faced. a clerical error has bee made. As the gates are closed on the women's cars.

brought here. and another. SCHINDLER Yes. tries to corral these particular boys. This he hasn't heard. Schindler manages to gather them together. The guard. He points across to the women's train. in the middle of the crowded platform. At the perimeter of the camp. and. guards. appears to a guard: SCHINDLER These are mine. the children. BRINNLITZ CAMP . passing over other children. One of Schindler's women. is just turning away when Schindler thrusts his smallest finger at him. many of whom have noticed their mothers now and are echoing their tortured cries with their own. trying to think. They're on the list. at the wire. locked in. Schindler is nodding his head. 213. has seen her son among those coming down off the train on the opposing track. These are essential workers? GUARD They're boys. Another cry erupts. Schindler becomes aware of what's happening and. The women are shrieking their sons' names.DAY. The guard glances from the frantic gentleman to the anxious brook around him. Schindler. 213. who heard it all.the women. as the women spot their children. marching across a field toward the factory. How else do you expect me to polish the inside of a 45 millimeter shell casing? The guard stares at him dumbly. They polish the insides of shell casings. another. Like a mirage in the distance they appear . They're essential. the fifteen or twenty boys. They should be on the train. every excuse imaginable. EXT. the men watch the . These are my workers. confiscated from the Brinnlitz factory. SCHINDLER Their fingers. then down to the boys. SCHINDLER They're skilled munition workers.A horrified cry suddenly breaks through the noise of the engines.

guards will no longer be allowed on the factory floor without my authorization.DAY.SAME TIME . sons in their fathers'. The place is in full operation. 215. they're fine. their food getting cold. There will be no interference of any kind with production. SCHINDLER Under Department W provisions. As he steps away he gestures to some kitchen workers. SS MESS HALL . Neither is Schindler. Schindler pauses at one of the machines. the people. It appears to them that the women are covered in blood . They are seated at the long tables. the people are not.DAY. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . INT. Women are in their husbands' arms. Under the Businesses Compensation Fund I am entitled to file damage claims for such deaths. having figured out the complicated Hilos. it is unlawful to kill a worker without just cause. 216. 215. SCHINDLER How's it going? .could it be paint? They're walking. finally. some are even smiling.approaching procession. 214. There's food on the tables but it's largely ignored. The machines are silent. Liepold isn't smiling. at least not on the outside.DAY. you go to prison and I get paid. They tear open cases of schnapps and begin setting the bottles out on the tables. BRINNLITZ FACTORY .or . INT. you have my gratitude. If you shoot without thinking. hold his icy stare. His eyes meet Liepold's. Schindler stands before the assembled camp guards. Schindler strolls through his factory looking over the shoulders of the workers. So there will be no summary executions here. that's how it works. SCHINDLER For your cooperation. nodding his approval. most of whom look like tired middle-aged reservists. then return to the guards. INT. the reunion taking precedence. 216. 214. turning out shells by the caseload. waiting for him to say whatever it is he has to say. In hopes of ensuring that.

SCHINDLER There. Rabbi? LEVARTOV Good. but it's going good now. Why don't we go over there.WORKER Good. Schindler changes the calibration of the machine with an cavalier adjustment to a knob . SCHINDLER This isn't right. SCHINDLER It is Friday. SCHINDLER How's it going. to perform Sabbath rites. indeed inclined. He leans down and taps at the crystal of one of the gauges. Levartov. SCHINDLER Sun's going down. He wanders off. SCHINDLER Good. The rabbi keeps staring. Then frowns. is it? The worker kneels down. Levartov. SCHINDLER I've got some wine in my office. Schindler heads off. Come on. Schindler . It looks right to him. He's just screwed up settings that took weeks to get right. shouldn't you? What are you doing here? Levartov just stares. The worker stares after him. I'll give it to you. It's been years since he's been allowed. eventually glances away. isn't it? LEVARTOV Is it? SCHINDLER You should be preparing for the Sabbath. let's go. He's at a machine buffing shells. Schindler nods. nods uncertainly. Schindler nods.and all the gauge readings shift. watches him work. the hinge-maker. sir. It's taken a while to calibrate the machines. following Schindler's gaze. takes a look. That looks right. Reaching over. Schindler comes up to another worker.

221. 222.NIGHT. GUARD What is that? Conversations cease. 219. he hears it. Finally..NIGHT. 220. INT. EMILIE'S APARTMENT . singing. he hangs up his goggles and follows after Schindler. among the roof-high tiers of bunks strung with laundry. WORKERS BARRACKS . listens for a moment more. 219. offering casually SCHINDLER Come on. Liepold is typing a letter. It sounds like . INT. It seems like it's emanating from the surrounding hills. then hears nothing. the guards relax with schnapps. peers out. 222. APATMENT BUILDING . Levartov looks around. INT. She cooly considers the visitor on her doorstep. 218. cards and magazines. On their bunks.NIGHT. 217. a night sentry. The door to an apartment opens from the inside revealing Emilie Schindler. The two of them at the kitchen table in a modest apartment. .. 217. 221. 220. On a watchtower. as if nothing is wrong in the entire world. unsure where it's coming from. looking great as usual. It sounds like Yiddish singing.NIGHT. Levartov recites Kiddush over a cup of wine to workers gathered around him.SAME TIME . BRINNLITZ CAMP . bottle of win in his hand.SAME TIME . far away. her estranged husband. 218. The barracks gradually becomes quiet.gestures back to him. EXT. smiling as if nothing is wrong between them.NIGHT. faint. GUARDS BARRACKS . At his small desk. the singing. INT. LIEPOLD'S QUARTERS . Under the shadow of a watchtower. all the guards straining to hear. denouncing Schindler most likely. from the trees. One of them becomes distracted by a distant sound. The pounding keys bury all other sounds but when he pauses to reread what he's typed.BRINNLITZ . Some of the others begin to hear it. Only the night creatures. listens to the distant singing. He goes to his window. INT.NIGHT. silent.

Finally the words just tumble out SCHINDLER I want you to come work for me. same place. What do you think? She doesn't answer.DAY. Stern too never imagined Schindler was married and has trouble hiding his astonishment now. see how it goes without the strain of . We can see each other. you know. He loves her. His voice trails off.BRINNLITZ FACTORY . She's the only woman he's even known who could make him nervous just sitting across a table from him. You get used to that. Emilie Schindler. SCHINDLER Itzhak Stern. go to a party. He's trying to ask her something. But the bewildered look on Emilie's face wonders. he's said it. Like the doormen and waiters of Cracow.whatever you want to call it when a man. 223.. That's what was hard for you to say? SCHINDLER You don't have to live with me. A shrug adds. SCHINDLER All right (now he'll be honest) We can spend time together that way. Schindler and Emilie have come in and are walking toward the accountant's desk. too. go have a drink. OFFICES . but he's not sure how to put it. There. saying nothing. You'd like it. It really is a shame they're not right for each other and never will be. . It sounds strange to Stern hearing Schindler actually say it. My wife. It looks awful. (pause) It's a nice place. STERN How do you do? EMILIE How do you do? STERN Stern is my accountant and friend. we see how it goes. he wants to get it right. I wouldn't ask that. 223. He gets up. a husband and a wife go out to dinner. INT. at least he is.. there we are. but she does love him. This way we'll see each other at work. Stern glances up from his work. He extends his hand to her.drinking.

225. STERN (to her) That's very generous of you. she's not a nurse or a doctor. EMILIE Pleasure meeting you. straining to hear through heavy static a broadcast by the BBC. 224. Schindler nods. 225.DAY. BARRACKS . MACHINE SHOP . a group of workers including Pfefferberg huddle in a corner around the radio. 224. He sets it down on a bench where Pfefferberg's working on the frame of a machine motor with a blow torch. To .NIGHT. INT. He's not sure what she's going to do there.DAY.. .He's never said it before. a sketchy report of an Eastern offensive by Allied Russian forces.BRINNLITZ CAMP . 226. STERN It was a pleasure meeting you.BRINNLITZ CAMP . SCHINDLER Yes. SCHINDLER Can you fix it? The radio. He leaves. PFEFFERBERG What's wrong with it? SCHINDLER How should I know? It's broken. offers his arm to his wife.BRINNLITZ FACTORY . the Voice of London. INT. he's never seen Schindler so uncomfortable. A waltz. shrugs. Pfefferberg plugs it into an outlet and switches it on.. Schindler comes in carrying a radio. perhaps to take her on a tour of the place. CLINIC . looks around. The Schindlers leave. work there. See what you can do. SCHINDLER Emilie's offered to work in the clinic. It works perfectly. INT. In a male barracks. Stern sits back down at his desk and smiles.

this is a precise business.DAY. Schindler carefully slips the new glasses onto the accountant's face. INT. Schindler sifts through the glasses still in the box. 227. We'll get it right one of these days. Then dismisses the problem with a shrug. The artillery shells. Schindler nods soberly. As a camp doctor attends to sufferers of dysentery. They have to understand. crystal clear. standing near a picture on the wall which. In a quiet corner of the clinic. that's to be expected. 227. He looks around the clinic. I'll write them a letter.apparently all of them have failed quality-control tests. SCHINDLER They arrived. sure. can you believe it? Stern allows himself a smile. Not quite sure what he's seeing is real STERN They arrived. These are start-up problems. Schindler concentrates on the disquieting news Stern has brought him: STERN We've received a complaint from the Armaments Board. the tank shells. in other circumstances. shipped from Cracow. . So would you. This isn't pots and pans. SCHINDLER Well. STERN They're withholding payment.LATER . I wouldn't worry about it. So would I. he'd find less than reassuring: Jesus. STERN We need to talk. Schindler and Emilie sort pairs of prescription glasses from a parcel. Stern comes in. rocket casings . eventually settling on Emilie. SCHINDLER Stern. a rare thing for him.226. SCHINDLER Well. comes up with a particular pair and holds them proudly. Stern. CLINIC . A very angry complaint. his heart exposed and in flames.

DAY. if this factory ever produces a shell that can actually be fired . find out where we can buy shells and buy them. I see a difference. 228. The main one. trying to reduce the likelihood of getting hit by a stray bullet when Liepold fires on the boy . Stern's not sure he sees the logic. Call around. SCHINDLER All right. STERN There's a rumor you've been going around miscalibrating the machines. SCHINDLER You don't? I do. A nineteen year old boy with his hands in the air stands terrified before Commandant Liepold and the revolver he wields. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . SCHINDLER (pause) No? Stern slowly shakes his head 'no. We'll pass them off as ours. they'll still eventually reach their intended destination.which seems a . STERN I know what you're saying. The only one Schindler cares about. I'll be very unhappy. STERN You'll lose money. That's one difference. Schindler eventually nods. INT. into the hearts and heads of Germany's enemies. Silence. SCHINDLER Fewer shells will be made. in agreement it seems. That's another difference. 228. Then: SCHINDLER Stern... (Schindler doesn't deny it) I don't think that's a good idea. but I don't see the difference. Whether the shells are manufactures here or elsewhere.' STERN They could close us down.But Stern is worried about it. Workers.

He doesn't lower the gun. he yells to Liepold SCHINDLER Shoot him. Come on. SCHINDLER (O. Shoot him! Liepold is so startled by the command. To the boy. SCHINDLER Shoot him without a hearing. Then at the silent Hilo beside him. hating the situation he has created. Part of it is blackened from an electrical fire. too terrified to speak. Instead. His finger is on the trigger. who is striding toward him. SCHINDLER The machine is under the authorization of the Armaments Inspectorate. at least not on him. either. frustrated. then aims the barrel back at the boy's head. pointing it for a moment at Schindler. SCHINDLER But the machine. both and Schindler begin t settle down. though. Schindler glances to the boy. pointing at the boy. Schindler. I'll preside over the hearing.) Hey. He seems almost distraught by the destruction of the machine. concerned SCHINDLER The machine's broken? The boy. Liepold glances to him. and yells LIEPOLD Department W does not forbid my presence on the factory floor. Liepold is torn. LIEPOLD He sabotaged the machine.S. he doesn't shoot. That is a lie. to refute it. Schindler doesn't bother picking it up.nods. but he has no documentation. Liepold isn't sure that's correct.certainty . LIEPOLD The prisoner is under the jurisdiction of Section D.scramble out of the way. . He waves a document at Schindler. I will preside over the hearing. Liepold swings the gun around at the voice. As the moments without a blast stretch out. throws it at him.

He roars SCHINDLER The stupidity of these people. I had to adjust Schindler slams the back of his hand so hard across Janek's face. you shouldn't be here. They've never seen such violence from the Direktor. SCHINDLER What? JANEK I know that much about them. I wish they were capable of sabotaging a machine. I didn't do anything. expecting another blow. He studies the boy solemn-faced. a stenographer. Janek. In the machine-tool section. a "judicial table" has been set up. Janek dares to speak again JANEK Sir? Schindler glances up at him distractedly. He's stunned. Schindler manages to hold it. The "saboteur. JANEK I'm a lathe operator. He comes around and paces slowly before the boy. FACTORY . two other SS officers.229." the boy. Eventually.NIGHT. Schindler's hand comes up again and Janek recoils. Schindler stops. INT. Liepold. Somebody had set the pressure controls wrong. SCHINDLER If you're not skilled at armaments work. and back to the boy. JANEK I did adjust the pressure controls. So are the others at the table. I don't know why I was assigned there. Gone tonight is Schindler's usual shop-floor familiarity. the boy almost falls. and an attractive German girl. Commandant Liepold was watching me trying to figure it out. 229. stands before the court. All I did was turn it on. looks to the panel. JANEK I'm unfamiliar with the Hilo machines. . Schindler dismisses the defensive comment with a wave of his hand and gets up. I switched it on and it blew up. At it sit Schindler.

RASCH Oskar. Is that it? Schindler faces them and groans in dismay. The panel members glance among themselves. Whenever his glance meets one of theirs. stand around like unwanted guests at the party. He feels out of place. SCHINDLER Are you kidding. her arm in his. 230. you don't have a drink? SCHINDLER (to Emilie) Wine? She nods. Fortunately. INT. SCHINDLER I need a drink. It is nice. Schindler and Emilie. The other guests include local politicians who fought and failed to keep his camp out of Brinnlitz.NIGHT. A guard escorts the prisoner away. RASCH How do you do? EMILIE You have a lovely home. It's not at all nice. Rasch . God. good of you to come. my wife Emilie. RASCH Thank you.NIGHT. SCHINDLER (to Emilie) Isn't this nice. 231. they smile tightly. someone Schindler can relate to. a feeling he's not accustomed to. a man in uniform. Liepold at his desk. 231.BRINNLITZ . his hand outstretched. They probably are. Schindler goes off in search of the bartender. 230. INT. LIEPOLD'S QUARTERS . Police Chief Rasch. Big. approaches cheerfully.SCHINDLER Get him out of my sight. Him anyway. RASCH Oh. typing again. I never miss a party. This time there is no doubt he is composing a letter denouncing Schindler. The man lives well. HOUSE .

except that the statement requires some elaboration. rifles. Beyond the closed doors. Rasch calmly nurses his drink. 233.watches after him. points it. EMILIE (wry) He's always been. the sounds filtering in. aren't we.. feels its weight. RASCH'S STUDY . 233. he's familiar. I'd like my wife to have that chance. as are officials throughout much of Europe.. (long pause) I'd be grateful. his eyes revealing nothing of what's going on behind them. My civilian engineers. the party continues. INT. Rasch smiles faintly. MACHINE SHOP . SCHINDLER It kind of looks that way. SCHINDLER One of these days the Russians are going to show up unannounced at my gate. Poldek Pfefferberg holds up a pistol. Rasch and Schindler sharing cognac in the privacy of the Police Chief''s study.BRINNLITZ CAMP . philosophically) We're losing the war. RASCH (pause. SCHINDLER I need guns. RASCH Your husband's a very generous man. INT. 232. .NIGHT. RASCH (blithely) Pistols? SCHINDLER Pistols. with the gratitude of Oskar Schindler. 232. My secretary. Yes. carbines . I'd like the chance to defend myself. then.LATER .NIGHT. SCHINDLER (calmly) Careful.

an old carbine. Stern stares up.. doesn't answer. Finally. Above the rim of the tank. From high above the factory. climbs. Stern can be seen among the machines talking with a worker. He reaches a shaky landing high above the machines. Stern climbs a set of rungs on the tank. lowers the gun. Only Stern. Schindler and the blonde stenographer from the trial. leans closer. puzzled. He tries hard to pretend the girl isn't there. no. what is it? Schindler floats over closer to him. a gambler's philosophical smile upon being purged of his wealth. Silence except for the gently lapping water. kneels beside an open crate of weapons: a couple of revolvers and rifles.Pfefferberg smiles. reaches the top and finds inside. SCHINDLER No. . 234. Half-joking SCHINDLER Why. Neither Schindler nor the blonde seems the least bit embarrassed. FACTORY . with trepidation. amid rising steam.. He locates a ladder that connects the shop-floor to a series of overhead planks and. And a slight. lolling in the steaming water. Then disappears.DAY. Schindler's head appears. navigates the primitive catwalks with great care. slight smile. am I broke? Stern glances away. INT. 234. SCHINDLER Stern. waits for him to report whatever it is he has come to report. STERN I'll talk to you later. what. appears on Schindler's face. STERN Excuse me. just stares off. quietly STERN Do you have any money I don't know about? Hidden away someplace? Schindler thinks long and hard . but he just can't. comes to a large water tank near the workshop ceiling. The man points up and returns to his work. SCHINDLER No.

stand Schindler. watching. CATHOLIC CEMETERY . 237. The torch firing at ice as hard as metal. 236. EXT. Inside the boxcar is a tangle of limbs. some workers and some SS guards. RURAL BRINNLITZ . 236. walk Schindler and a priest. Schindler. Maybe I can convince . 235. among the stone markers of a small cemetery. As a human being I will not.DAY. SCHINDLER It's been suggested I cremate them in my furnaces. Around the abandoned boxcar. blue flame. Tight on Poldek Pfefferberg's eyes behind a welder's mask. There are patches of snow on the ground. Pfefferberg steps back. RURAL BRINNLITZ . a tableau: the boxcar. concentrating. The priest nods. As a Catholic I will not. a pyramid of corpses. white steam. he seems relatively empathic. Beyond a country church. tight. Out of darkness. stark against the winter landscape. from inside the boxcar as the doors slide open. EXT. welding torch in his hand.DAY. In the distance. off to himself several steps away. MACHINE SHOP . He offers an alternative PRIEST There's an area beyond the church reserved for the burial of suicides. The doors begin to slide. 237. A cold wind blows through bare trees.) Poldek.235. EXT. all of them still as statues. 238. Emilie. a doctor. the workers and guards and Emilie outside it.DAY. waiting. INT. Schindler's face is revealed.OUTSIDE BRINNLITZ DAY. Pfefferberg's eyes behind the mask again. 238.BRINNLITZ CAMP . He turns from his work to the voice. a lone boxcar. From a distance. SCHINDLER (V. frozen white. in the gruesome cold.O. He stares for an interminable moment before walking slowly away. Sledge hammers pound at locks. Hands pull at levers.

243.ANOTHER DAY. He glances up at one of the guard towers. 241. in spirit they are all walking alongside the carts. expecting. pulls the last of the switches. inexplicably. The priest knows that. But he also knows that the provisions of Canon Law regarding who can and cannot be buried in consecrated ground are narrow. standing at the main power panel.DAY. the minyan quickly and quietly recites Kaddish over the dead as their coffins are lowered into individual graves. dies. Then another. EXT. 239. In a corner of the factory. one great moral force. perhaps.a quorum of ten males necessary for the rite.DAY. EXT. 242. Around him walk a minyan . 243. there is only a low breathing of wind. Schindler is there. 244. And another.DAY. workers hammer at pine lumber. Rabbi Levartov leads the horse-drawn carts. watching. 240. EXT. Schindler. Work continues. 242. Then. The roar of a machine suddenly.SAME TIME . BRINNLITZ CAMP . to be felled by a bullet. others hoist the coffins into them. SCHINDLER These aren't suicides. and the factory plunges into absolute silence. INT. but it's apparent in their eyes they are only physically here. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . BRINNLITZ FACTORY . . SCHINDLER These are victims of a great murder. As workers harness horses to carts. Just beyond the perimeter of the Catholic cemetery. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . 239. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . They are building coffins. A few guards lag behind. 244. EXT. 241. CATHOLIC CEMETERY . Beyond the wire.DAY.DAY. 240. INT.the parish council to allow them to be buried there.

snaps it open revealing clothes. OFFICES.DAY. INT. steering him to some degree. Schindler takes an old suitcase from his office closet. Softly. emerges from a car. 248. sallow from inadequate sleep. Warmed by cognac and friendship. Goeth's hand comes up to his cheek as if to brush away a . OFFICE . INT. Goeth comes through the factory again carrying the suitcase. gravely STERN What's he doing here? Schindler appears beside Stern. 248. then glances up gratefully to his friend. Goeth. 249. stares down at Goeth beside his car. his arm around the killer's shoulder as if he were a long lost brother. INT. It's a nice place Oskar's got here. leads him across the shop-floor. Stern. Alone down there he seems disoriented. Schindler. SCHINDLER Probably looking for a handout. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . Schindler at his side. at a window. 247.DAY. 249. Workers glance up at a horrible apparition from the pit of their foulest dreams . INT.Amon Goeth crossing through the factory. BRINNLITZ FACTORY .BRINNLITZ FACTORY . OUTER OFFICES . GOETH Thank you. sweep across the fortified compound with envy. sets it on his desk. Beyond the frosted glass of Schindler's office door.Amon Goeth. His eyes. proudly pointing out to him the huge thundering Hilo machines. Stern can see the wavering forms of the two Nazi Party members sharing cognac and stories. 245.DAY. his medals. The ex-Oberstrumfuhrer touches the fabric gently.DAY. The old suit he wears seems too big for him.BRINNLITZ FACTORY SAME TIME . 246. in civilian clothes. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . 247. INT.DAY. 245. Goeth's uniforms. he's lost weight. 246. glances down.

The workers watch as the two Germans disappear out the factory doors. He turns in disbelief. Then at other workers.. finding and losing in static several different voices in several languages. Schindler good-naturedly throws an arm around Goeth's shoulder and leads him away. The two men considering each other across the threshold. straining to hear. thoroughly confused. mired in static. He looks to Schindler. 250.EVENING.EVENING. They make my workers nervous. One of the workers has spit on him. INT. Schindler on Liepold's doorstep. like the guards. Goeth stares at him bewildered. and whispers GOETH Where are the guards? SCHINDLER The guards aren't allowed on the factory floor. he glances around for SS guards . Depression hangs over the barracks. to the holster he forgets isn't there. 251. the idiosyncratic voice of Winston Churchill. faint. His own eyes drift to a woman with yarn in her lap. But it isn't a fly. Radio static filters out from Liepold's room. and sense he has no power anywhere.SAME TIME . The word "Eisenhower" cuts through before the speaker's voice is buried again. Silence as his hand drops to his side. Then again at the worker who spit. at any moment. Another radio. to see Russian or American troops appear. GUARDS' BARRACKS . 250.. He turns and walks away. INT. A guard slowly turns the dial of a radio. 251. knitting needles in her hands. INT. Most of the guards are straining to hear the news they've been fearing for some time now.bothersome fly. 252. The dial finds. LIEPOLD'S QUARTERS . none of them lasting more than a moment. 252.EVENING. Workers. one at a window peering out at the black face of a forest as if expecting.SAME TIME . They know he has no power here. some on their bunks just staring. WORKER'S BARRACKS . Is this a dream? SCHINDLER I'll discipline him later. SCHINDLER It's time the guards came into the factory. who aren't there. the resolve in their eyes. .

After which time. victims are being mourned throughout the world. to destroy the SS as combatants. they remain inscrutable. I'm a criminal. At midnight. SCHINDLER You've shown extraordinary discipline. and. All twelve hundred workers and all the guards are gathered for the first time on the factory floor. to alter the self-image of both the guards and the prisoners? Moving across the SS men's faces. It is not his intention to elicit celebration. you will be free and I will be hunted. which thoroughly confuses the workers. I'm a profiteer of slave labor. his words. SCHINDLER We've survived. You should be proud. At midnight tonight the war is over. After six long years of murder. Then SCHINDLER The unconditional surrender of Germany has just been announced. and . echoing and fading in the factory. He stands with his men. It's ominously quiet. Some of you have come up to me and thanked me. you'll begin the process of looking for survivors of your families. Indeed. SCHINDLER Tomorrow. Just when they thought they knew where his sentiments lay. dying to lift his rifle and fire. Thank yourselves. (pause) I'll remain with you until five minutes after midnight. thanking them. Tension and uncertainty surround them. In many cases you won't find them. but rather like simple statements of fact: SCHINDLER I'm a member of the Nazi party. INT. You've behaved humanely here. have faced death every moment. 253. (glancing away) Thank you.NIGHT. I'm a munitions manufacturer. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . Thank your fearless Stern. and others among you. not at all like a confession. he's thanking guards. who.253. echo the doubts they all feel. Not by Untersturmfuhrer Liepold. Or is he attempting to adjust reality. Schindler turns his attention back to the workers. worrying about you. He's looking at the guards.

He turns to speak to the guards along the wall again. They're all here. I ask us to observe three minutes of silence. if it wasn't before.. He is more an oddity than a threat.the elderly. you could leave. Liepold. drifting slowly across the faces of the workers . SCHINDLER Or . . He turns and leaves. who appears ready to give it. one of the guards slowly lowers his rifle. He does now. Another. (he shrugs) . Finally. breaks ranks and walks away. The faces. Then another. Schindler has never stood still so long in his life. the workers consider Liepold. waiting it seems. His ragtag irregulars do the same. To the guards: SCHINDLER Now would be the time to do it. He appears more an oddity than a threat. the Brinnlitz camp has been one long sustained confidence game. In the quite. children beside their parents.. his head bowed. in the silence. And return to your families as men instead of murderers.. SCHINDLER I know you've received orders from our Commandant . Apprehension spreads across the factory like a wave. something terrible always seems to happen. SCHINDLER In memory of the countless victims among your people. When he finally does look up he sees that he is the last to do so. framed by his giant Hilo machines.I hope you'll forgive me. as they have from the moment they arrived here tonight. That worries the workers. mourning the many dead. at attention. though. wives beside husbands. And another. few of which he recognizes. that both as a prison and a manufacturing enterprise. long silence. families together . the rest of their ersatz "arsenal" concealed behind a machine. I have to flee. Whenever he leaves. silent at the close of the noisiest of wars. Pfefferberg tightens his grip on the pistol under his coat. teenagers.which he has received from his superiors .to dispose of the population of this camp. When the last is gone. the lame. And he knows it. to be given the official order from their Commander. And another.it becomes clear. The guards hold their weapons.. This is your opportunity. Long. are all looking at him.

Abandoned. Schindler steps away from him. nods his thanks. If I'd just .. It says. The rabbi hands him some papers. The SS is long gone. Schindler sees a list of signatures beginning below the typewritten text and continuing for several pages. Stern isn't sure he heard right. I could've got more. EXT. No sentries.I threw away so much money. SCHINDLER (to himself) I could've got more out .254. if I'd just .. 255. STERN It's Hebrew. saves the world. I don't know..' Schindler slips the ring onto a finger. It's a gold band. 'Whoever saves one life.NIGHT. SCHINDLER Thank you.. from his wife.. you have no idea. like a wedding ring. Stern steps forward and places a ring in Schindler's hand. stand all twelve hundred workers.. As Schindler and his wife cross the courtyard to the car. this new list of names. . SCHINDLER If I'd made more money . each carrying a small suitcase.. Look at them. In case you're captured. 255. Stern and Levartov approach. A watchtower. from the car. Schindler and Emilie emerge from his quarters. if I'd just . LEVARTOV We've written a letter trying to explain things.... Schindler notices an inscription inside it. BRINNLITZ CAMP ..NIGHT. SCHINDLER (to himself) I could've got more . EXT. there are twelve hundred people who are alive because of you. Deserted. In the dark. 254. He pockets it. from the workers. He can't. COURTYARD . admires it a moment.. The perimeter wire.BRINNLITZ CAMP .. STERN Oskar.. then seems to withdraw. Every workers has signed it. The guard barracks. some distance away from his Mercedes.

One more person. weeping too. too. BRINNLITZ . 256. (Stern. The look on Schindler's face as his eyes sweep across the faces of the workers is one of apology. at the night . the swastika. He completely breaks down. He would've given me one. Two more people. Stern. Goeth would've bought this car. Suddenly it fires a shell at nothing in particular. (looking around) This pin He rips the elaborate Hakenkreus. 257. Schindler starts to lose it. From above. 256.NIGHT. the emotion he's been holding in for years spilling out. At least one. He would've given me two for it. Stern. For this. the tears coming. embraces him) They killed so many people . from a watchtower. I could've gotten one more person I didn't.STERN There will be generations because of what you did. STERN You did so much. EXT. they separate. One more. This is gold. SCHINDLER They killed so many people .. begging them to forgive him for not doing more. Why did I keep the car? Ten people. EXT.SAME TIME . right there. from his lapel and holds it out to Stern pathetically. And drives away. A person.. SCHINDLER Two people. A panzer emerges from the treeline well beyond the wire of the camp and just sits there growling like a beast. SCHINDLER I didn't do enough.NIGHT.. Eventually. weeping convulsively. trying to comfort Schindler. BRINNLITZ CAMP . 257. It slowly pulls out through the gates of the camp. ten more I could've got. . and Schindler and Emilie climb into the Mercedes. SCHINDLER This car. One more. the guilt consuming him.an exhibition of random spite . Stern can be seen down below..then turns around and rolls back into the forest.

EXT. waiting to be liberated.NIGHT. The partisan shrugs. 260. Below. Five headlights appear out of the night. rifles slung over their shoulders. They come down the hill and casually approach the camp. He climbs onto his motorcycle. EXT. They turn onto the road leading to the camp gate and park. they're met by Pfefferberg and some other workers. Several armed and dangerous Jews. No one seems to know what else to do. can make little sense of it. As the cyclists fill their tanks with gasoline borrowed from the camp. NCO IN CHARGE Thank you very much. BRINNLITZ CAMP . the riders shutting off the engines. Through the fence PARTISAN It's all over. PARTISAN (pause) So what are you doing? You're free to go home. EXT. PFEFFERBERG When the Russians arrive. 258. BRINNLITZ CAMP . Reaching the wire. the workers keep their rifles pointed at them.From a watchtower.LATER . PFEFFERBERG We know. 259. BRINNLITZ CAMP . . Until then we're staying here. a couple of workers. 261.DAY. 260. having witnessed the tank's display of impotent might. And drive away. EXT. SS NCO Hello? Shapes materialize out of the darkness within the camp. Suit yourself. 258. The NCO in charge lines the gas cans neatly back up against the wire. BRINNLITZ . five motorcycles marked with the SS Death's-head insignia. 259.DAWN. many of the workers mill around the yard. and wanders back toward the trees with his friends. The others climb onto theirs. Some Czech partisans emerge from the forest. 261.NIGHT.

that's for sure. EXT.' not that he saw. He waits for them to move. Finally RUSSIAN What's wrong? A few of the workers come out from behind the fence to talk with him. As he draws nearer. tattered coat.DAY. The Russian rides away. He shrugs and gives his little horse a kick in the ribs. BRINNLITZ . to go home. climbs easily down from the horse and. . Eventually he shrugs. WORKER Are there any Jews left? The Russian has to think. The quiet hamlet of Brinnlitz sits there against the mountains not half a mile away. and climbs back onto his pony to leave. RUSSIAN Isn't that a town over there? Of course it is. addresses the hundreds of workers standing at the fence: RUSSIAN You have been liberated by the Soviet Army. emerges from the forest.A lone Russian officer on horseback. 262. The Russian looks confused. to leave. 262. WORKER Have you been in Poland? RUSSIAN I just came from Poland. that the horse is a mere pony. in a loud voice. WORKER Where should we go? RUSSIAN I don't know. glances off. it becomes apparent to the workers assembling on the camp yard. the Russian's feet in stirrups nearly touching the ground beneath the animal's skinny abdomen. (pause) I wouldn't go west either if I were you. But the idea that they could simply walk over there is completely foreign to them. Don't go east. they hate you there. 'no. He reaches the camp. This is it? This one man? The workers wait for him to say more. WORKER We could use some food. rope for reins.

The door to a modest apartment opens revealing Oskar Schindler." The keys typing "PHYSICIAN. Things don't look so great. "PAINTER. Pen scratching out "MACHINIST. SCHINDLER Hey." Face.DUSK (1955). 264. The keys typing her name. The elegant clothes are gone but the familiar smile remains. 264. Tight on the FACE of one of the MEN. His name." Keys typing "MUSICIAN. How's it going? SCHINDLER Things are great.DUSK.. and the town. EXT. behind them. "JUDGE. APARTMENT BUILDING ." Keys typing "MERCHANT. A street of apartment buildings in a working class neighborhood of the city. crosses the land laying between the camp. Face. but he's not far from it. "JOURNALIST. Tight on A PEN scratching out the words. living alone in the one room behind him. Tight on TYPEWRITER KEYS rapping his NAME. Tight on the KEYS typing. things are great. Name. Tight on the face of a woman in the moving crowd." Face. "SECRETARY." Face. in front of them. a great moving crowd coming forward. Pen scratching out "ELECTRICIAN." Face. "DRAFTSMAN. PFEFFERBERG What are you doing? . "NURSE." Face. 263." Tight on his FACE in the crowd.All twelve hundred of them. FRANKFURT . Face. PFEFFERBERG Good. Face. Tight on a man's face. "TEACHER. A woman's face." Face." Face." Face. The pen scratching out "LATE OPERATOR. "CARPENTER." Tight on her face. how you doing? It's Poldek Pfefferberg out in the hall. Schindler isn't penniless. INT. HARD CUT TO: 263." His face. "METAL POLISHER" on a form.

have some dinner. The legend below appears: AMON GOETH WAS ARRESTED AGAIN. turns around and goes back in. that'd be nice. as he and Pfefferberg disappeaer down the stairs together SCHINDLER'S VOICE Mila's good? PFEFFERBERG'S VOICE . AND INVITED TO PLANT A TREE IN THE AVENUE OF THE RIGHTEOUS.SCHINDLER I'm having a drink. He comes back out with a nice bottle of wine in his hand. I guess I haven't been out. PFEFFERBERG I thought maybe you'd like to come over. let me get my coat. steps out into the hall. AND MARRIAGE. and. SCHINDLER Yeah? Yeah. some of the people are coming over. Schindler reappears wearing a coat. HE WAS DECLARED A RIGHTEOUS PERSON BY THE COUNCIL OF THE YAD VASHEM IN JERUSALEM. WHILE A PATIENT IN AN SANITARIUM AT BAD TOLZ. AFTER THE WAR IN 1958. come on in. OSKAR SCHINDLER FAILED AT SEVERAL BUSINESSES. HE WAS HANGED IN CRACOW FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. Pfefferberg waits out in the hall as Schindler disappears inside for a minute. IT GROWS THERE STILL. and. PFEFFERBERG I mean where have you been? Nobody's seen you around for a while. forgets something. as he and Pfefferberg disappear down the stairs together He comes back out with a nice bottle of wine in his hand. SCHINDLER (puzzled) I've been here. we'll have a drink. GIVING THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST SALUTE.

through the wire. SCHINDLER'S VOICE Yeah. SCHINDLER'S VOICE Kids are good? Let's stop at a store on the way so I can buy them something. walking away from the Brinnlitz camp. Their voices face. Against the empty hallway appears a faint trace of the image of the factory workers. 1 . They just want to see you.She's good. It'll only take a minute. And the legend: THERE ARE FEWER THAN FIVE THOUSAND JEWS LEFT ALIVE IN POLAND TODAY. I'd like to pick up something for them. I know. THERE ARE MORE THAN SIX THOUSAND DESCENDANTS OF THE SCHINDLER JEWS. PFEFFERBERG'S VOICE They don't need anything.

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