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

First Revision March, 1990




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. another name. Another FACE. A FACE. KEYS typing

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. 2.

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.

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 best-

looking 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. Stay here. LIEUTENANT

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. move for his wallet. The lieutenant makes a half-hearted

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 moves among them like the great entertainer he is, making sure everybody's got enough to eat and drink. Here, closer, at this table across the room, an SS officer gestures to one of the SS men who an hour ago couldn't get the girl to sit at his table. The guy comes over. SS OFFICER 1 Who is that? SS OFFICER 2 (like everyone knows) That's Oskar Schindler. He's an old friend of ... I don't know, somebody's. A GIRL WITH A BIG CAMERA screws in a flashbulb. She lifts the unwieldy thing to her face and focuses. As the bulb flashes, the noise of the club suddenly drops out, and the moment is caught in BLACK and WHITE: Oskar Schindler, surrounded by his many new friends, smiling urbanely. 4. EXT. SQUARE - CRACOW - DAY. 4.

A photograph of a face on a work card, BLACK and WHITE. A typed name, black and white. A hand affixes a sticker to the card and it saturates with COLOR, DEEP BLUE. People in long lines, waiting. Others near idling trucks, waiting. Others against sides of buildings, waiting. Clerks with clipboards move through the crowds, calling out names. CLERKS Groder ... Gemeinerowa ... Libeskind ... 5. INT. APARTMENT BUILDING - CRACOW - DAY. 5.

The party pin in his lapel catches the light in the hallway. SCHINDLER Stern? Behind Schindler, the door to another apartment closes softly. radio, somewhere, is suddenly silenced. SCHINDLER Are you Itzhak Stern? At the door of this apartment, a man with the face and manner of A

a Talmudic scholar, finally nods in resignation, like his number has just come up. I am. STERN

Schindler offers a hand. Confused, Stern tentatively reaches for it, and finds his own grasped firmly. 6. INT. 6. STERN'S APARTMENT - DAY.

Settled into an overstuffed chair in a simple apartment, Schindler pours a shot of cognac from a flask. SCHINDLER There's a company you did the books for on Lipowa Street, made what, pots and pans? Stern stares at the cognac Schindler's offering him. know who this man is, or what he wants. He doesn't

STERN (pause) By law, I have to tell you, sir, I'm a Jew. Schindler looks puzzled, then shrugs, dismissing it. SCHINDLER All right, you've done it good company, you think? He keeps holding out the drink. shake of his head. Stern declines it with a slow

STERN It did all right. Schindler nods, takes out a cigarette case. SCHINDLER I don't know anything about enamelware, do you? He offers Stern a cigarette. Stern declines again.

STERN I was just the accountant. SCHINDLER Simple engineering, though, wouldn't you think? Change the machines around, whatever you do, you could make other things, couldn't you? Schindler lowers his voice as if there could possibly be someone else listening in somewhere.

SCHINDLER Field kits, mess kits ... He waits for a reaction, and misinterprets Stern's silence for a lack of understanding. SCHINDLER Army contracts. But Stern does understand. grins good-naturedly. He understands too well. Schindler

SCHINDLER Once the war ends, forget it, but for now it's great, you could make a fortune. Don't you think? STERN (with an edge) I think most people right now have other priorities. Schindler tries for a moment to imagine what they could possibly be. He can't. SCHINDLER Like what? Stern smiles despite himself. The man's manner is so simple, so in contrast to his own and the complexities of being a Jew in occupied Cracow in 1939. He really doesn't know. Stern decides to end the conversation. STERN Get the contracts and I'm sure you'll do very well. In fact the worse things get the better you'll do. It was a "pleasure." SCHINDLER The contracts? That's the easy part. Finding the money to buy the company, that's hard. He laughs loudly, uproariously. But then, just as abruptly as the laugh erupted, he's dead serious, all kidding aside SCHINDLER You know anybody? Stern stares at him curiously, sitting there taking another sip of his cognac, placid as a large dog. Jews, yeah. SCHINDLER Investors.

STERN (pause)

EXT. kneels. The young Polish Jew crosses himself. He crosses a street past German soldiers and trucks and climbs the steps of St. and Goldberg. a crew of brick-layers is erecting a ten-foot wall where a street once ran unimpeded. They can trade it on the black market. He shrugs. But not to A mason trowels mortar onto a brick. they wouldn't own it. EXT. it sounds more than fair to him. SCHINDLER (a slow knowing nod) They should be. As he taps it into a place and scrapes off the excess cement. I'd own it. STERN Pots and pans. Stern studies him. everybody's happy. This man is nothing more than a salesman with a salesman's pitch. Mary's cathedral. STREET .CRACOW . slides in next to another young man. sir. SCHINDLER Well. Poldek Pfefferberg. notes scribbled on a little pad inside a shows him a container of shoe polish he . Stern. that's why this one's for sale. Lots of empty pews. the image DRAINS OF COLOR. MARY'S CATHEDRAL . 8. 8. A young man emerges from an alley pocketing his Jewish armband. ST.DAY. do whatever they want. CRACOW . SCHINDLER (nodding) Something they can hold in their hands. A priest performing Mass to scattered parishioners. 7. Pfefferberg from the street.DAY. I'd pay them back in product.Jews can no longer own businesses. Under lights. going over missal. 9. STERN I don't know anybody who'd be interested in that. just dressed better than most. Silence. INT. 7. A dark and cavernous place.NIGHT. 9.

Pfefferberg at the front desk of a sleepy hotel with another black market middleman. Goldberg glances to Pfefferberg for the first time. and I'm going to tell them. HOTEL . PFEFFERBERG This is not your problem? Everybody wants to know who I got it from. GOLDBERG Metal. takes out his little notepad again and makes a notation in it. GOLDBERG (pause) So I'm responsible for the weather? PFEFFERBERG I asked for metal. crosses himself as he gets up. he pockets his little notepad and intones a response to the priest's prayer.DAY. all but ignoring Pfefferberg. 10. bored - GOLDBERG What's that? PFEFFERBERG You don't recognize it? Maybe that's because it's not what I asked for. greatly put upon. PFEFFERBERG My buyers sold it to a guy who sold it to the Army. pockets it. and leaves. the desk clerk. Goldberg doesn't bother. PFEFFERBERG Look it up. 10.takes from his pocket. But by the time it got there because of the cold . GOLDBERG You asked for shoe polish. you gave me glass. the whole broke. and. He flips the pad closed. Both are wearing their armbands. Pfefferberg underlines figures on a little notepad of his own - . INT. GOLDBERG This is not my problem. Whispered.

grays. The clerk. thanks. How many? PFEFFERBERG a good color. Pfefferberg ignores it. waits for him to leave so he can finish his business with Pfefferberg . gets Schindler his room key. It's not wise doing business with a German who could have you arrested for no reason whatsoever. SCHINDLER You don't know where I could find a shirt like that. Nor does he appear to hear the short burst of muffled gunfire that erupts from somewhere up the street. These are fees I have to pay some guys. That's .' let that be the end of it. The clerk tries to tell Pfefferberg again with a look that this isn't smart. But there's something guileless about it. the collar.. The clerk puts the money away.PFEFFERBERG Let's say this is what you give me. The clerk tries to discourage Pfefferberg from pursuing this transaction with just a look. but Schindler doesn't leave.. he just keeps looking over at Pfefferberg's shirt. is about to hand over to Pfefferberg some outlawed Polish notes from an envelope when Schindler comes in from the street. This is what I bring you back in Occupation currency. SCHINDLER I don't know. Pfefferberg knows he should say 'no. Yeah. This is my commission. Pfefferberg nods. Like this? PFEFFERBERG SCHINDLER (nodding) There's nothing in the stores. but he doesn't. PFEFFERBERG You have any idea what a shirt like this costs? SCHINDLER Nice things cost money. PFEFFERBERG That's a nice shirt. and waits for Schindler to leave. at the cuffs. Dark blues. satisfied with the figures. ten or twelve.

As he writes SCHINDLER I'm going to need some other things. saddled-up. He shrugs. Brilliant. He glances off.which. and pockets the difference. Ingrid. 11. Schindler. but Pfefferberg keeps pushing it. (pause) The Jews. As Oberfuhrer Scherner and his daughter. Pfefferberg glances to the desk clerk and offers a shrug. Other SS and Army officers share the table with Czurda. but that. in this instance at least. more. 11. he'll let it go.DAY. nice blue shirt. in a wedding gown. As things come up. by the way. . You have to set aside an afternoon. There you have it. CZURDA The SS doesn't own the trains. pays the railroad a reduced excursion fare. They're the ones riding the trains. As he writes down the information. too. GARDEN . Since it's the SS that's reserved the trains.Schindler takes out his money and begins peeling off bills. and he knows it. logically they should pay. go down to the station and see this. PFEFFERBERG Write down your measurements. He hands over the money and Pfefferberg hands over his notepad. only he doesn't seem to be paying attention. you have to see. But this is a lot of money. So you got Jews paying their own fares to ride on cattle cars to God knows where. somebody's got to pay. Whether it's a passenger car or a livestock car. sees something odd across the yard. the SS turns around. jacket. He's being overcharged. Two horses. it doesn't matter . CZURDA So you got thousands of fares that have to be paid. being led into the garden by a stable boy.SCHERNER'S RESIDENCE CRACOW . They pay the SS full fare. waiting for Pfefferberg to nod when it's enough. EXT. the reception guests drink and eat at tables set up on an expansive lawn. dance to the music of a quartet on a bandstand. The look Schindler gives him lets him know that he's trying to hustle a hustler. rather his attention and affections are directed to the blonde next to him. they should pay.

At one sits owner and a well-dressed man in his seventies. STOREFRONT . Schindler appears. Scherner hails a photographer. I look around. It's really a bad deal. That's what you're saying. Max Redlicht. Flash.SCHINDLER (to Ingrid) Excuse me. I wish you all the best. Schindler gets up from the table. Scherner insists Schindler pose with the astonished bride and groom. Big smiles. But then MAX REDLICHT Let me understand. they tell me my account's been placed in Trust. you expect me to go unpaid. In Trust? What are they talking about. so does just about everybody else. As the guy comes over with his camera. they can't get to their money either. OWNER I go to the bank.DAY. MAX REDLICHT That makes sense to you? The man doesn't answer. So because they've done this to you. He's never heard of such a thing. The Nazis have taken your money. A neighborhood place. 12. Max looks at the man not without sympathy. Bread. his wife and daughter and son-in-law stare at the horses.CRACOW . pastries. SCHINDLER There's nothing more sacred than marriage. couple of tables. whose Trust? The Germans'. 12. Scherner. MAX REDLICHT This is true? OWNER I'll take you there. takes the reins from the stable boy. they're beautiful. He watches Max get up and cross to the . Now I see that everybody's arguing. The owner of the place just stares at Redlicht. hands one set to the bride and the other to the groom. INT. I go in. No happier an occasion than one's wedding day.

the others. The rabbi finally does it. the rabbi and Max Redlicht hesitate. Einsatzgruppen. I want you to walk past. They're made to stand before the Ark in two lines: Orthodox and non. after a long tense silence. The guys come in and start carting out anything of any value: cash register..DAY. This is unexpected. spit on it. INT. are being herded inside by the Einsatz Boys. One by one then they file past and spit on the scroll. and stand over there. The last two. The Sabbath prayers of a congregation of Orthodox Jews are interrupted by a commotion at the rear of the ancient temple. including Max Redlicht. Max strolls along the sidewalk.. this rift. Just as he's passing a synagogue. MAX REDLICHT (to the rabbi) You don't approve of the way I make my living? I'm a bad man. 13. (to the rabbi) Nor have I been invited. EXT. The liberals from the street seem to say with their eyes. but they despise him. MAX REDLICHT I haven't been to temple must be fifty years. 14. a loaf of bread . The Einsatz NCO glances from Max to the rabbi and smiles to himself. browsing in store windows. some men in long overcoats cross the street. No one does anything for a moment. they fear him. Come on. People inside and out nod hello. the gangster doesn't. one of six Special Chivalrous Duty squads assigned to Cracow. I do bad things? .front door where he says something to two of his guys and leaves. they are an elite and wild bunch. CRACOW STREET . silently check with their rabbi. They exchange a glance. 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. we're all too sophisticated for this. 14. STARAR BOZNICA SYNAGOGUE SAME TIME . Several non-Orthodox Jews from the street. a chair.DAY. 13. with the beards and sidelocks.

and. Jews. carrying kettles and fur coats and children on a mass forced exodus into the ghetto. And you do it? (pause) What won't you do? Nobody answers... spilling open . EXT. MAX REDLICHT I've done some things . The other Einsatz Boys pull rifles and revolvers from their coats and open fire. Crowds of Poles line the sidewalks like spectators on a parade route. CRACOW . are beneath his contempt. As it hits the pavement. He's dead before he hits the floor. returning to COLOR Thousands of families pushing barrows through the streets of Kazimierz. He pulls out a revolver and shoots the old gangster in the head.. In BLACK AND WHITE and absolute silence. Some wave.DAY. POLISH GIRL Goodbye. of course answer him) I come in here. 16. 16. sir.SOUND ON . I respect.. a suitcase thrown from a second story window arcs slowly through the air. He turns to Max. but I won't do this.Max admits it with a shrug. as if sensing they may be next. The Einsatz NCO glances away to the others. . I ask you to do something no one should ever ask. GHETTO GATE .DAY. there's only one who has the guts to say no? One? And he doesn't even believe? (no one. Silence. EINSATZ NCO You.. dragging mattresses over the bridge at Podgorze. Some take it more soberly. . EINSATZ NCO The rest of you . EXT. He turns and walks away. 15.. 15. EINSATZ NCO What does this mean? Of all of you. amused.

looking like they can't bear much more of it. From the next apartment comes the liturgical solo of a cantor. INT. INT. In this apartment. 18. begin in July and to continue for one year . at the head of a line that seems to stretch back forever. we're even.NIGHT. 18. Armed with something more frightening than a gun . has somehow managed to elevate himself to a station of some authority. Goldberg. (he shrugs) That's it. SCHINDLER For each thousand you invest. you take from the loading dock five hundred kilos of product a month . GOLDBERG Ghetto Police. Dismayed by each others' close proximity. INVESTOR 1 Not good enough. GHETTO .he abets the Gestapo in their task of deciding who passes through the ghetto gate and who detours to the train station.The little folding tables have been dragged out and set up again. He lets them think about it. GHETTO APARTMENT . pours a shot of cognac from his flask. I'm a policeman now. They consider each other for a long moment before Pfefferberg leads his wife past Goldberg and into the ghetto. The accountant declines. PFEFFERBERG What's this? Pfefferberg. Stern and Schindler. of all people. 17.NIGHT. offers it to Stern. who brought this group together and now sits at Schindler's side. I can. APARTMENT BUILDING. with his wife Mila. sit some non-Orthodox businessmen.after which time. . SCHINDLER Not good enough? Look where you're living.a clipboard . Orthodox and liberal Jews wait to use the floor's single bathroom. can you believe it? PFEFFERBERG Yeah. flicks at Goldberg's OD armband with disgust. Look where you've been put. and at them sit the clerks.

What do you want. The investors study him. INVESTOR 2 How do we know you'll do what you say? SCHINDLER Because I said I would." (he almost laughs at A couple of months ago.the squalor) "Not good enough. Just a silence. 19. you'd be right. here. Which irritates him. is peering down at the lone technician making adjustments to the machine. Schindler. Schindler lights a cigarette and waits for their answer. Then another. This is not a manageable German. louder. SCHINDLER No. He's in. INVESTOR 1 Money's still money. 20. the laborers . A red power button is pushed. Not anymore. 20. I'm The SCHINDLER I call this meeting? You told Stern you wanted to speak to me. And another. louder. The silence in the room is filled by the muffled singing next door. FACTORY FLOOR .SAME TIME . Their glances to Stern don't help them. 19. pockets it. it isn't.DAY. Did Mr. It He caps his flask. reaches for his top coat. that's why we're here. starting the motor of a huge metal press. Now you want to negotiate? offer's withdrawn. five for unskilled and women. UPSTAIRS OFFICE . INT. a contract? To be filed where? (he slips into his coat) I said what I'll do. Whether he's honest or not is impossible to say. at a wall of a windows. that's our contract. he doesn't know either. INT. doesn't come.DAY. The machine whirs. This is what you pay the Economic Office. STERN The standard SS rate for Jewish skilled labor is seven Marks a day. One of the men eventually nods.

To a yellow identity card with a sepia photograph a German clerk attaches a blue sticker.LATER . ? STERN The Jewish worker's salary. louder 22.DAY. Poles you pay wages. PEACE SQUARE . At other folding tables other clerks pass summary judgment on hundreds of ghetto dwellers standing in long lines. you pay it directly to the SS. what's to debate. SCHINDLER But it's less. the answer's clear to any fool. the holy Blauschein.. The look on Schindler's face says. the rate.DAY. THE GHETTO .. It's less than what I would pay a Pole. INT. Generally. SCHINDLER Why should I hire Poles? 21. 22. . then nods. not to the worker. The teacher reluctantly relinquishes his place in line. proof that the carrier is an essential worker. 21. other "non-essential people" are climbing onto trucks bound for unknown destinations.DAY. EXT. Stern hesitates. PEACE SQUARE. FACTORY FLOOR . EXT. SCHINDLER What was that about the SS. Are you listening? Schindler turns from the wall of glass to face his new accountant. Over there. That's the point I'm trying to make.themselves receive nothing. stand over there. growling louder. Well. they get a little more. 23. Another machine starting up. 23. Poles cost more. The man tries to hand over documentation supporting the claim along with his Kennkarte to a German clerk. He gets nothing. the . TEACHER I'm a teacher. CLERK Not essential work.

THE APARTMENT . They'd appreciate some kind of gesture from me. 26. Another machine starting up. but this time with Stern at his side. TEACHER I'm a metal polisher. case he doesn't Just in They're the . Wine. Girls. brushes glue on the back of a Blauschein and sticks it to the man's work card. The same place full of furniture and people. It's the others. keeps glancing across the room to a particularly goodlooking Polish girl with another guy in uniform. 25. glass bricks. 24. The motor grinds louder. Schindler wanders around a large empty apartment. louder. it makes me very uncomfortable SCHINDLER No. windows looking out on a park. He hands over a piece of paper. CLERK Good.DAY. There's lots of light. Scherner thinks he understands what Schindler's saying. a lathe. FACTORY FLOOR . INT. Lots of SS in uniform. 25.The teacher at the head of the line again. SCHERNER What others? SCHINDLER Whoever. A technician points things out to the teacher and some others recruited by Stern. ones causing these delays. They're the ones.NIGHT. drinking with Oberfuhrer Scherner. SCHERNER I'd never ask you for money. APARTMENT . The clerk takes a look.I find it very awkward.DAY. INT. INT. 24. The world's gone mad. you know that. I don't even like talking about it money. is satisfied with it. look. 26. favors . modern lines. Schindler.

INT. 27. Scherner nods. 28. 30. 31. PEACE SQUARE . It's right outside Schindler's office. 29. they understand each other. The clerk affixes the . A garage door slides open revealing a gleaming black Mercedes. This girl has never typed in her life.DAY. is shown to her desk by Stern. INT.DAY. Lets not talk about it anymore. 30.F.F. though. The good-looking Polish girl from the party. 28. EXT. 29.DAY. FACTORY . Another. 32. Schindler watches as the letter is set into place D. let's have a good time. Down below. 31. Men and pulleys hoist a big "F" up the side of the building. EXT.DAY.DAY. don't you think? You can forward it on? I'd be grateful.DAY. FACTORY FLOOR . 27. 33. The Flames ignite with a whoosh in one of the huge furnaces. carefully touches its smooth lines. moving around the car. FACTORY OFFICES . INT.E. Yes. 33. The Scherner at his desk initialing several Armaments contracts. letters D. SCHINDLER Done. needle on a gauge slowly climbs. Another machine starts up. FACTORY . CRACOW . Another. Schindler steps past Pfefferberg and. EXT.SCHINDLER I should send it to you. SCHERNER That'd be fine.E. INT. appear on all of them. 32. SS OFFICE .DAY. Stern with a woman at the head of a line. Klonowska.

He dismisses them with a shrug. SCHINDLER Stern doesn't. to join him in his office. as he moves through the place. But the third . .. at the presses. Schinder groans.all-important blue sticker to her work card. 35. A good doctor. Sit down. The accountant follows Schindler into the office. turning out field kitchenware and mess kits. Stern slowly raises his glass. work at the long tables. the big gold party pin stuck into his lapel. INT. a forgiving priest and a clever accountant. and looks down at all the activity below. declines. SCHINDLER'S OFFICE . moves behind his desk and sits. in full operation.DAY. of course.he raises his glass to the accountant. 34. 35.DAY. He comes over and puts the drink in Stern's hand. at a desk covered with ledgers.CONTINUOUS . Few glance up from their work at Schindler. SCHINDLER My father was fond of saying you need three things in life. he's never had much use for either. his factory. men and women. SCHINDLER Oh. 34. Schindler drinks. He gestures to Stern. Thank you.. come on. Three hundred Jewish laborers. the latches. the furnaces. He climbs the stairs to the offices where several secretaries process Armaments orders. his favorite place in the world. INT. He pours two drinks from a decanter and. holds one out to Stern. SCHINDLER Schindler goes to the wall of windows. SCHINDLER (long sufferingly) Just pretend for Christ's sake. FACTORY DAY . The first two . his place. Stern's glass stays in his lap. turning back. Stern.

It doesn't work that way. . Emilie's glancing around at the place. Goodbye. though. She shakes Emilie's limp hand. and perhaps the thing that keeps her from killing him now.) SCHINDLER'S APARTMENT . catching the girl just as she looks up . SCHINDLER You would. lets her out and returns to the table.look at her Emilie begrudges him a glance to the bedroom. nicely dressed woman. Klonowska emerges from the bedroom thoroughly selfconscious. SCHINDLER'S APARMENT . 36. EMILIE Oskar. Schindler sees her to the door. smiling to himself. KLONOWSKA It was a pleasure meeting you. INT. It's the first thing she fell in love with.MORNING. 37. wearing a man's silk robe. SCHINDLER You know what. please What SCHINDLER EMILIE I don't have to like her just because you do. That's what I'm saying. INT. traipses past the remains of a party to the front door. Who is it? 37. through a doorway. Klonowska can be seen hurriedly gathering her things. you'd like her. quickly.embarrassed.36. Schindler sets a cup of coffee down in front of his wife. SCHINDLER She's so embarrassed . silently. Yes? KLONOWSKA A series of realizations is made by each of them.S. Klonowska. SCHINDLER (O. His face is complete innocence. Opening it reveals a nice looking.MORNING. Behind him. ending up with Klonowska looking ill.

NIGHT. 40. Schindler.Mrs. all this? A charade? SCHINDLER How could it be a charade? She doesn't know. Really? Schindler opens the passenger door of the Mercedes for his wife. and the doorman helps her in." The maitre 'd welcomes the couple warmly. INT. both of them looking great. He's almost 40. Schindler. 38. RESTAURANT . 39. but she does know him. It's wet and slick. clearly. The maitre 'd tries to bury his surprise. EXT. EMILIE It's not a charade. And all these signs of apparent success just don't fit his profile. The doorman shoots a glance to Schindler that asks. sliding pastries onto china. raking crumbs from the table with little combs. SCHINDLER There's no way I could have known this . Schindler lets her in on a discovery. RESTAURANT . "No Jews or Dogs Allowed. No fewer than four waiters attend them .EMILIE You've done well here. Nodding to his date SCHINDLER Mrs.NIGHT. 38. He nods. He studies her.refilling a glass. lighting Schindler's cigarette. he's proud of it. A nice place. They emerge from the building in formal clothes. shakes Schindler's hand. SCHINDLER You look great. DOORMAN Careful of the pavement SCHINDLER . 39. INT. successful.LATER . the doorman offers Emilie his arm. SCHINDLER'S APARTMENT BUILDING .NIGHT.

41.before.LATER .NIGHT. INT. Schindler and Emilie dancing. INT. He smiles. "Gloomy Sunday" from a combo on a stage. it was this thing. I see now it wasn't me that was failing. NIGHTCLUB . War. champagne bottle on the nightstand.NIGHT. how can you not know? Luck.he can feel her laugh to herself. there's nothing I could have done about it. 42. In every business I tried. It feels good. What? SCHINDLER EMILIE I feel like an old-fashioned couple.both have had a few . He waits for her to guess what the thing is. 42. Pressed against her . 41. . EMILIE SCHINDLER His looks says. Even if I'd known what it was. And it makes all the difference in the world between success and failure. Long silence before EMILIE Should I stay? SCHINDLER (pause) It's a beautiful city. but there was always something missing. Schindler and Emilie lounging in bed. SCHINDLER'S APARTMENT . because you can't create this sort of thing. this missing thing. even as his eyes roam the room and find and meet the eyes of a German girl dancing with another man. That's not the answer she's looking for and he knows it. EMILIE Should I stay? SCHINDLER (pause) It's up to you. It's so simple.

EMILIE No. Clearly it's not "okay" with him.That's not it either.. Schindler (to Schindler) . Make sure it's clearly labeled. as the train pulls away. he waves goodbye to her. like jewels. Schindler . Leave your luggage on the platform. EXT. and I'll stay.back to COLOR . LOADING DOCK . I see he's heavy. More to Stern FOREMAN Every other time it's been all right. TRAIN STATION .E. As workers load crates of enamelware onto trucks . 43. it's up to you. They look Emilie waves goodbye to him from a first-class compartment window..DAY. he's loaded too much. . I point this out to him.F.that you know all about it and it's okay with you. he turns away. and the platform of the next track is revealed . D.Stern and Schindler and the dock foreman confer over an invoice. Schindler stares out at the lights of the city.the image turning BLACK AND WHITE. he's livid.DAY. He promises her nothing. 44. 43. 44. Down on the platform. SCHINDLER It's "okay" with me? On the surface. Schindler remains calm. This time when I weigh the truck. I tell him to wait. EXT. EMILIE Promise me no doorman or maitre 'd will presume I am anyone other than Mrs. underneath.soldiers and clerks supervising the boarding of hundreds of people onto another train . he tells me he's got a new arrangement with Mr. CLERKS Your luggage will follow you.

The man's teenage sons rush to their father's defense. calmly SCHINDLER If you or anyone acting as an agent for you comes to my factory again. .200 kilos. INVESTOR It was a mistake. into a storeroom. 45. SCHINDLER (pause) You're sure. but it was one time.DAY. sees them coming. He's one of Schindler's investors. 45. Then. you broke it. The foreman nods. just too much for it to be a mistake . INT. Then - Pfefferberg and Schindler bang in through the front door. SCHINDLER We had a deal. it wasn't a mistake. but Pfefferberg grabs him and locks an arm tightly around his neck. One phone call and your whole family is dead. A man glances up. Silence. the one who questioned the German's word. GHETTO STOREFRONT . WOMAN AT DESK Can I help you? They move past her without a word and into the back of the place. I'll have you arrested. startling a woman at a desk. They stride past long racks full of enamelware and other goods. SCHINDLER It was a mistake? What was a mistake? How do you know what I'm talking about? INVESTOR All right.STERN How heavy was he? FOREMAN Not that much. Stern and Schindler exchange a glance.

Pfefferberg looks a little shaken from the the street. INT. Schindler leafing through pages of a report Stern has prepared for him. Soup and bread. SCHINDLER How you feeling. . all right? Yeah. Well. We're doing well? STERN Yes. SCHINDLER'S OFFICE . 47.but Schindler and Pfefferberg are already gone.DAY. coming through the front office and out the front door 46. 46. all untouched. Schindler straightens his friend's clothes. lunch on the floor. glass of wine. vegetables. PFEFFERBERG SCHINDLER What's the matter.DAY. then. FACTORY FLOOR . . 48. The investor's sons help their father up off the floor. . 47. everything all right at home? (Pfefferberg nods) Mila's okay? PFEFFERBERG She's good.CONTINUOUS .DAY. Gasping. An elegant place setting for one. 48. EXT. Schindler can't imagine what could be wrong. he yells. INVESTOR I gave you money. SCHINDLER Good. SCHINDLER I could try to read this or I could eat my lunch while it's till hot. STOREFRONT . The rest eat their He pats The long tables accommodate most of workers. Meat. INT. Pfefferberg on the shoulder and leads him away.He turns and walks away.SAME TIME . Pfefferberg lets the guy go and follows.

No chance of that. SCHINDLER You're welcome. goes to the door and pokes his head out. only half his mouth moves. Stern knows he is excused. It'll just take a minute. STERN Mr. LOWENSTEIN I want to thank you. sir. Schinder sees the bruises on his face. that's enough. Satisfied. Is this really necessary? Stern pretends it's a tacit okay. Okay. but looks like he wants to say something more. Schindler gives his accountant a long-suffering look. SCHINDLER (impatient) What? STERN (pause) There's a machinist outside who'd like to thank you personally for giving him a job. SCHINDLER Any reason to think next month will be worse? STERN The war could end. Lowenstein? An old man with one arm appears in the doorway and Schindler glances to the ceiling. Schindler's silence says. I'm sure you're doing a great job. As the man slowly makes his way into the room. Schindler shakes the man's hand perfunctorily and tells Stern with a look. He's very grateful. get him out of here. to heaven. for giving me the opportunity to work. the other half is paralyzed. Schindler returns the report to his accountant and starts to eat.SCHINDLER Better this month than last? STERN Yes. . STERN He asks every day. he just doesn't know how to say it. And when he speaks.

Stern takes the man's arm. thanks to you. 49. he did. STERN Okay. They would have killed me. sir. and telling Stern with his eyes. EXT. Mr. LOWENSTEIN I work hard for you. STERN Yes. SCHINDLER That's great. STERN Do what? . 49. LOWENSTEIN God bless him. STERN Yes. SCHINDLER That's great. SCHINDLER LOWENSTEIN You're a good man. Climbing in SCHINDLER Don't ever do that to me again. The Mercedes is waiting. Get this guy out of here. LOWENSTEIN He saved my life. Schindler sits down to his meal.DAY. LOWENSTEIN God bless you. thanks. the back door held open by a driver. Stern and Schindler emerge from the rear of the factory. Lowenstein. And tries to eat it. okay. I'll continue to work hard for you. FACTORY .LOWENSTEIN The SS beat me up. but I'm essential to the war effort. Schindler is dying. They disappear out the door. Yeah.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The guy just stares. parks near the loading docks. the clerks are out in full force with their lists and clipboards. People hand up children to others already in the cars and climb aboard after them. he tells Klonowska to stay in the car and. There's a lot of activity on the platform. AN ENORMOUS LIST OF NAMES . but actually seeing the juxtaposition . reminding the travelers to label their suitcases. he waits for the SS man to come around and open the door for him.several pages-worth on a clipboard. Recovering. As they're escorted to the waiting car.EVENING. a Gestapo clerk methodically leafing through them. 68.NIGHT. . Klonowska watches as he joins the man in the alcove. beckoning him. From the locomotive. waits for Schindler to climb out.CRACOW .A Gestapo limousine pulls in through the gates of the factory. Schindler stares. The driver. calls Stern's name to the faces peering out from behind the slats and barbed wire. The Gestapo man calls to one of them. Schindler excuses himself. any one of which would be better suited to the task. Schindler hesitates. 67. Their whispered conversation is over quickly and the man hurries off. the string of splatted livestock carriages stretches into darkness. He's heard of this. He gives the dog a pat on the head. the same SS officer. There are no less than forty able-bodied Jewish laborers working on the docks. Finally he heads off with the ledgers.hey (the guy turns) They're working. A nervous figure in the shadows of an alcove is gesturing to him. The poodle bounds out past him and over to Schindler. Schindler and Klonowska emerge from the building. Handcards piled with luggage trundle by. SCHINDLER Excuse me . PROKOCIM DEPOT . 67. but he doesn't. Climbing from his Mercedes. Elegantly dressed for a night out.this is something else.human and cattle cars .LATER . EXT. looking back. moving along the side of the train. Guards mill. SCHINDLER If you'd return the ledgers to my office I'd appreciate it. SCHINDLER'S BUILDING . 68. EXT.

let's find him. Without him.yet . As Schindler writes it down. SCHINDLER I didn't ask you about the list. If that happens CLERK Itzhak Stern? (Schindler nods) He's on the list. SCHINDLER My plant manager is somewhere on this train. The sergeant takes a good hard look at the clothes. Schindler pulls out a small notepad and drops his voice to a hard murmur.) He's essential. who comes over. SCHINDLER I'm talking to a clerk. everything comes to a grinding halt. . the growl of a reasonable man who isn't ready . CLERK He's on the list. He's on the list. the list is correct. SCHINDLER Well. The clerk shows him the list. he would not be on the list. CLERK Klaus Tauber. the clerk has second thoughts and calls to a superior. If it leaves with him on it. at the pin. SCHINDLER He is.S. at the man wearing them. You can't have him. it'll disrupt production and the Armaments Board will want to know bring out his heavy guns: SCHINDLER What's your name? CLERK Sir. points out the name to him. If he were an essential worker. an SS sergeant.SCHINDLER (0. I asked you your name. CLERK The gentleman thinks a mistake's been made.

Good evening. SCHINDLER The sergeant takes out a pad. SERGEANT Open it. back toward his car. slide the gate open.. Two of them are calling out loudly Stern! CLERK & SERGEANT Itzhak Stern! Soon it seems as if everybody except Schindler is yelling out the name. The clerk and sergeant smile. There's nothing SCHINDLER May as well get your name while you're here. As they reach the last few cars. What's yours? Schindler.. Tauber. I can do. SCHINDLER Sergeant. I think I can guarantee you you'll both be in Southern Russia before the end of the month. slowly. Now all three of them have lists. thank you very much. Guards yank at a lever.Schindler.stride along the side of the cars. SERGEANT (to Schindler) The list is correct. Stern climbs down. sir. sir. SCHINDLER There he is. 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. the clerk draws a line through his name on the list and hands the clipboard to Schindler. But slowly.SERGEANT (to the clerk) Is he on the list? CLERK Yes. He walks away. the clerk and the sergeant . He jots down Schindler's name. Sergeant Kunder. Schindler jots down his and flips the pad closed. Mr. . ALL THREE OF THEM . SERGEANT My name? My name is Kunder.

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

The stone and brick buildings look like they've been here forever.DAY.MOVING . so on. 72. like a tour guide. Untersturmfuhrer Amon Goeth pulls on a flask of schnapps. INT. Fractured gravestones like broken teeth jut from the earth of a neglected Jewish cemetery outside of town. He's peering out the window at the tombstones. 74. 73. STAFF CAR .image saturating with COLOR. industry workers. STAFF CAR . Knude. 70. 74. EXT. On the left. The staff car passes through the portals of the ghetto and down the trolley lines of Lwowska Street. 70. Ghetto B: surplus labor. 71. The other SS officers in the car . 71. the wooden structures. GOETH Make a nice driveway. a previously abandoned limestone quarry lies nestled between two hills. COUNTRYSIDE . Goeth KNUDE This street divides the ghetto just about in half.DAY. On the right . In the backseat. KNUDE Of course that's entirely up to you. As the car slowly cruises through the ghetto.DAY.Ghetto A: civil employees. Down the road that runs alongside it comes a German staff car. PLASZOW FORCED LABOR SITE .DAY. Haase and Hujar aren't sure what he means. GHETTO . the elderly mostly. those that . if he would. His age and build are about that of Schindler's. INT. briefs the new man. Outside of town. EXT. Which is where you'll probably want to start. 73.Knude.DAY. EXT. his face open and pleasant. The look Goeth gives Knude tells him to refrain. from offering tactical opinions. 72.MOVING .

Hujar. sees Goeth. He gives her the reason along with a shurg GOETH You argued with my man. He nods pensively. Sir. Goeth watches the woman moving around the shell of the building. I told her it's a barracks. The and the and woman breaks off the dialog with a disgusted wave of her hand stalks back to a half-finished barracks. It's hard to tell which is more stunned by the order. rail tracks being laid. (to Hujar) Shoot her. Both stare at Goeth in disbelief. heavy segments of huts . she's got to take it down. Knude and Haase coming down the hill moves to meet them.wall panels. clearly pleased with it. he goes to take a closer look.are up. a woman's . pointing. Hujar unholsters his pistol but holds it limply at his side. GOETH (calmly) Shoot her.being dragged uphill by teams of bescarved women like some ancient Egyptian industry. are built of freshly-cut lumber.. not a fucking hotel. The workers become aware of what's happening and still their hammers. New construction and renovation . the woman or Hujar. HUJAR Goeth groans and takes the gun from him and puts it to the woman's head. eaves sections . Then turns to Hujar. the thing will collapse before it's even completed.foundations being poured. If it isn't.a man's. telling the workers to take it all down. ENGINEER The entire foundation has to be dug up and repoured.arguing down where some barracks are being erected. fences and watchtowers going up. HUJAR She says the foundation was poured wrong. fucking Jew engineer. There's a great deal of activity. one from car. But then he's distracted by voices . directing.. Calmly to her GOETH . She comes over. The man. Goeth surveys the site from a knoll. Goeth considers the foundation as if he knew about such things.

riding breeches and boots. EXT. 78. 75. EXT. rebuild it. 77. in long hacking jackets. PARK. soon to be Commandant Goeth. EXT. He fires.DAWN.DAWN. addresses the workers. share cognac from his flask. Rooftops against a lightening sky. the best. Leaning against the hood of the Mercedes. CRACOW . GOETH That's somebody who knew what they were doing. these. EXT. GHETTO . there is excitement in the chilly pre-dawn air. He looks out over them proudly.I'm sure you're right. cinch the straps. 79. repour it. He returns the gun to his stunned inferior and. CRACOW . STABLES . Today is history and you are a part of it. PARK. He addresses them GOETH Today is history. EXT. they're good boys. 79. A few of the windows in the buildings are lighted. 76. gesturing down at the body.DAWN.DAWN. The stable boys hoist saddles onto the horses. stands before the assembled troops with a flask of cognac in his hand. The animals' hoofs shatter tufts of weeds like fingers of glass. the majority are still dark. He turns and walks away. 78. (pause) Take it down. An empty street. glowing amber. like she said. fog plumes from their nostrils. . Schindler and Ingrid. Stable boys lead two horses into the pre-dawn light. She crumples to the ground. Untersturmfuhrer Goeth.DAWN. The young will ask with wonder about this day. STABLES . 75. 76. In addition to the exhaust from idling trucks and the curling smoke from the Sonderkommando units' cigarettes. That's somebody I needed. 77.

The clerks. PARK. PARK. they took hold. CRACOW . PEACE SQUARE. 81. 80. EXT. 84. As the animals gallop away with their riders toward a wood. Several others of the Jewish Ghetto Police. They came. EXT. the stable boys wave. face. Their hoofs hammering at the ground.DAWN. the list makers. 82.D. WOODS . those six centuries. CRACOW . Schindler onto the other. . set out their ink pads and stamps. GHETTO . are already assembled there. GOETH (V. told the Jews they could come to Cracow.DAWN. so called. A fourteen year old kid hurries across to the square pulling on his O. there has been a Jewish Cracow. EXT. they were footing the blame for the Black Death. listening to their commander. they're a rumor. they prospered. climbing a hill. 82. The horses panting hard.O. 84.O. Golberg among them. They never happened. GOETH For six centuries. armband. EXT. Ingrid climbs onto one of the horses.) When. STABLES . EXT. smiling pleasantly.) They trundled their belongings into this city. He stops.DAWN.80. 81. GOETH (V. The fresh young faces of the Sonderkommandos.DAWN. Kazimierz the Great. 83. Riding boots kicking at their flanks.DAWN. Today is history. Tight on his The boots of Amon Goeth slowly pacing. 83. scissor open their folding tables. they settled. GOETH By this weekend. elsewhere.

DAY. HILLTOP .DAWN. GHETTO . nudging her gently back in line with the . EXT.DAWN. 85. The wheels of the last truck clear the portals at Lwowska Street and the Sonderkommandos jump down.DAWN. 86. all in red. Schindler smiles at the view. The riders pull in the reins and the hoofs rip at the earth.85. APARTMENT BUILDINGS . an unannounced move to a desk drawer is countered with a shot. EXT. some other unfathomable system is at work here. EXT. the rifle bursts no louder than caps. EXT. the beauty of it with the sun just coming up. INT. 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. STREET . they're herded into lines without regard to family consideration. from where the National Socialist Party's Hans Frank rules the Government General of Poland. 86. 89. Wawel Castle. 85. at the rear of one of the many columns. His attention is drawn to a small distant figure. the action down below seems staged. Families are routed from their apartments.DAWN. all of Cracow can be seen in striking relief. EXT. fraternally it seems. He can see the Vistula. a third along Zablocie Street. the assembly of men and boys. Peace Square. the river that separates the ghetto from Kazimierz. 87. STREETS. HILLTOP CLEARING . From here. GHETTO . A Waffen SS man occasionally corrects the little girl's drift. Schindler moves closer to the edge of the hill. and another across the bridge at Podgorze. Small red shoes against a forest of gleaming black boots. The galloping horses break through to a clearing high on a hill. 85.DAWN. beyond it. unreal. Dismounting. 89. like a model of a town. He notices a line of trucks rolling east across the Kosciuscko Bridge. He begins to notice refinements: the walls that define the ghetto. 87. 88. curious. 88. all angling in on the ghetto like spokes to a hub. the center of town. Spilling out of the buildings. From here.

street. past trucks . STREET . are herded out the doors of a convalescent hospital.DAWN.DAWN. EXT. FACTORY . STREET . loses sight of her as she turns a corner. old people executed in the street. and doctors and nurses in white. 90. APARTMENT BUILDING . INT. Schindler watches as the girl slowly wanders away unnoticed by the SS. 91. 92. A volley of shots echoes from up the HILLTOP . It's been ransacked. its perimeter and interior clearly distinguishable by darkness. She steps inside an apartment and moves through it. yet she keeps moving past crowds. 96. 94. Patients in white gowns. fixated on the figure in red. Against the grays of the buildings and street she's like a moving red target. Schindler watches: she's so conspicuous. EXT. INT.barrel of his rifle.NIGHT. past dogs. the ghetto lies like a void within the city. 91. She climbs the stairs. 95. . A truck thundering down the street obscures her for a moment. As she crawls under the bed.NIGHT. EXT. Night. Then she's moving past a pile of bodies. Silence. D. EXT.E. 94. Schindler and Ingrid are gone.DAWN. HILLTOP . The gunfire outside sounds like firecrackers. Short bursts of light flash throughout the ghetto like stars. the lights of the rest of Cracow glimmer. though she were invisible.DAWN. The small figure in red moves past them. 92. EXT. The building is empty. Shots explode behind her. EXT. Schindler. Outside it.F. the scene DRAINS of COLOR. 90. 96. 93. HILLTOP . HILLTOP .DAWN. Below.DAWN. 97. 95.

Names called out. Bloody wheelbarrows. EXT. The gangster-turnedghetto-cop is now the Lord of Lists inside Plaszow. even amazed. GOETH'S BALCONY .CONTINUED . from his wall of glass. 103. Goeth aims down at the quarry . EXT. The butt of the rifle against his shoulder. SAME TIME . Tight on faces. glances at the woman asleep beside him. Goldberg at one of several folding tables. Against the wall of windows overlooking the empty factory floor stands a figure. as he loves to do. EXT. stark against the tree line of a forest above the completed forced labor camp. 99. 100. 104. GOETH'S BALCONY .at this worker. PLASZOW . Goeth steps out onto the balcony in his undershirt and shorts and peers out across the labor camp. GOETH'S BEDROOM.MOMENTS LATER MORNING. 104. one glances with anticipation to the balcony of Goeth's "villa" . at that one .PLASZOW . in silhouette against the glass. FOREST . INT. Tables and tools and enamelware scrap.MORNING. 99.MORNING.MORNING. 101. still. PLASZOW Goeth reaches for a rifle.which is in fact nothing more than a two-story stone house perched on a slight rise in the dry landscape. he drags himself slowly out of bed. He and other listmakers call out names. not moving. Names on lists. . Hungover. 98. just staring down. Schindler. EXT. his kingdom. he's reminiscent of Schindler looking down on his kingdom. Workers loading quarry rock onto trolleys under Ukrainian guard and a low morning sun. cold. Life is great. 100. Satisfied with it. Every so often.97. his labor camp. accounting for those thousands who survived the liquidation of the ghetto and now stand before them in long straight rows. his factory. wakes. The metal presses and lathes. PLASZOW FORCED LABOR CAMP .MORNING. The firing ovens. Amon Goeth stirs. PLASZOW. The gauges at zero.MORNING.indiscriminately. 98. black against white. 101. EXT. 103.

china. work details. barracks. The woman in bed groans at the echoing shot. 105. Bosch and Madritsch. the industrialist comes in like he owns the place. come on. PATIO. A man standing alone wears a sign around his neck . 108. Schindler's Mercedes winds through the camp.PLASZOW . HUJAR Your machinery will be moved and installed by the SS at no cost to you. who he doesn't know.. MAJOLA (mutters) Amon . 106. GOETH'S VILLA . sit He works his way around the table.inscrutably. 105. it's such an awful way to be woken. GOETH'S BEDROOM . Christ . A patio table set with crystal. SCHINDLER No.DAY. goes inside and urinates. INT. She buries her head under a pillow.DAY. Goeth and Hujar are there. You will pay no rent. trucks full of furs and furniture. in pressed SS uniforms. One chair is empty. 108.he knows them . EXT. She's used to it but she still hates it. GOETH'S VILLA . SCHINDLER How you doing? . EXT. no maintenance Hujar glances off. He fires a shot and a distant figure falls.. EXT. and two industrialists.DAY. The Mercedes pulls in next to some other nice cars parked on a driveway made of tombstones from the Jewish cemetery.shaking Hujar's hand. PLASZOW . Goeth reappears. no." 107. All but Goeth rise.SAME TIME MORNING."I am a potato thief. interrupted by Schindler's arrival.. 107. past warehouses and workshops. Although he's never been here. He pads to 106. He reaches Goeth. his bathroom. guard blocks.. silver. patting Bosch and Madritsch on the back .

SCHINDLER You're kidding. I'm sorry. SCHINDLER I miss anything important? HUJAR I was explaining to Mr.. to Goeth nonplussed. it's available to you at all times. but nods as though he did. Madritsch some of the benefits of moving their factories into Plaszow.Czurda and Scherner. then smiles. Schindler takes a seat. shakes a napkin onto his lap. He nods to Hujar to continue. Goeth slowly shakes his head no . Bosch and Mr. . cutting Hujar off. SCHINDLER Hujar glances over He's not sorry at all. He drinks. Your factory policies. Goeth watches him. SCHINDLER Good. SCHINDLER Please. Goeth just watches him with what seems to be growing amusement.Goeth takes a good long look at the handsomely dressed entrepreneur and allows him to shake his hand. good. GOETH We started without you. nods to the servant holding out a bottle of champagne to him. they told me you were going to be trouble .. yeah. and starts in on the plate of food that's set down in front of him. You can work them all night if you want. whatever they've been in the past. they'll continue to be. Schindler clearly doesn't care. SCHINDLER Oh. they'll be respected Schindler laughs out loud. HUJAR Since your labor is housed on-site. GOETH You know. The others watch Goeth.

SCHINDLER They're mine! His voice echoes into silence. Those are the breaks.LATER .where do you get a suit like that? what is that. There's a silence. I'm losing money. I have to train them GOETH We're going to be making so much money. It's just Goeth and Schindler now.GOETH He looks great. Schindler's right. he's probably dead. perhaps at some other thought. 109. GOETH'S OFFICE . too bad. we've reached that happy point in our careers where duty and financial opportunity meet. INT. The others watch the two of them. And a nod. I have to go in. costs me money . none of this is going to matter SCHINDLER (cutting him off) It's bad business. He shrugs like. there's nobody there. I don't know. Schindler nods pensively. Goeth just smiles. GOETH Something wonderful's happened. Goeth The others have gone. doesn't he? I have to know . 109. .DAY. unsure how they're supposed to react. perhaps in agreement. silk? (Schindler nods) It's great. broken finally by SCHINDLER I go to work the other day. I have to find out. do you know what it is? Without planning it. pours glasses of cognac.PLASZOW . Every worker that is shot. SCHINDLER I'd say I'd get you one but the guy who made it. SCHINDLER Every day that goes by. they're here.I have to get somebody else. An acquiescent shrug from Goeth finally. Nobody tells me about this. everybody's gone GOETH They're not gone. though.

Goeth mulls it over. Schindler pours himself another shot from the bottle. getting the fucking permits. nods to himself again.I'm telling you. You know." silence before A . He's in a foul mood. nurses it. I've been through it. things are good. GOETH Do you have any idea what's involved? The paperwork alone? Forget you got to build it all. You got things going on the side. then frowns. But that's good business. (pause) Occasionally. They stand around and they argue about drainage . They study each other. what's that? GOETH That you know the meaning of the word gratitude. Eventually GOETH Scherner told me something else about you. it's bad business. that's enough to drive you crazy. you've been through it. That it's not some vague thing with you like with some guys. you don't want anybody telling you what to do . but it's over with. Goeth tries to put the situation in perspective: GOETH You want to stay where you are. trying to determine perhaps who's more powerful. Goeth thinks about it. You could make things easier for me. maybe not. Schindler admits it by not disagreeing. SCHINDLER True. SCHINDLER Yeah. what're you going to do? You're right. his shrug saying "maybe. okay. SCHINDLER Well. I know. sure.GOETH (shrugs) Some of the boys went crazy. it's done. Then the engineers show up. you got to make an example.I can understand all that. you'll want to shoot somebody. (pause) What you want is your own sub-camp.

DAY. SUBCAMP SITE . an SS officer walk by. Checkbook laid out on the hood of his Mercedes. EXT. cement and hardware .DAY. SUBCAMP FIELD . The trucks parked not at Schindler's sub-camp. A watchtower. food. SS OFFICER You have the Poles beat the Czechs. 111. 113.F. 113. .E. with even paces. construction equipment.DAY. Laborers hammer at it while others roll out barbed wire fencing. Inside the building can be glimpsed all kinds of Plaszow goods: clothes. A surveyor supervises the placement of a post and carefully measures its heights. measures a distance of the bare field adjacent to the factory. WAREHOUSE. SUBCAMP SITE . CRACOW .DAY. He sticks a little flag into the ground. you have the Czechs beat the Poles. 114. Hujar. Schinlder and Some SS architects groan over a set of blueprints. half-erected. but at the loading dock of Goeth's private warehouse in Cracow. There's the word Goeth was waiting to hear.SCHINDLER I'd be grateful. Schindler signs checks made out to the Construction Office. EXT. 112.F. exactly. CONSTRUCTION OFFICE.the lumber. An SS surveyor. Plaszow requisitioning more lumber. D.and hands it over to his bagman.E.E. 110. Plaszow prisoners load the requisitioned building supplies . that way everybody stays in line. it has to be nine feet. 114. the little flag still in the ground. cement and hardware. D. 111. furniture.this time with a check made out to Amon Goeth personally . EXT. EXT. PLASZOW . D. At a folding table in the middle of the field. 110. EXT/INT.onto trucks.DAY. Schindler pays for the requested materials a second time . 112.F.

F. . D. The furniture. which is fine with them. ' Schindler. Everything's gone. that's a problem. any hope they may have had of a more lenient environment is quickly dashed. SCHINDLER (well aware the man is lying) Thank God she wasn't there. 116. 116. Say half a gross of everything? Schindler looks at him for the first time. Leo on accordion. I don't know. 115. Yeah. Few of the guests pay attention. towers. trying to keep it muted. The place .F. some stew pots. Henry on violin. And further up. As five hundred Plaszow prisoners are marched back onto the grounds of D. 115. SS guards and dogs. An SS officer chats with Schindler. endures the officer's lies while sweeping the room with his eyes. playing a Strauss melody. INT.DAY.E. everything. what're you going to do? The SS guy has to think.DAY. Two huge leashed dogs yank another SS man across their path. FACTORY . inoffensive.. with yet another girl on his arm. LEO JOHN I was thinking maybe you could help her out. Schindler moving around. the workers who dare glance up now find armed guards moving past. Too bad. 117. INT. D. He shrugs. knowingly. EXT.she's seventy years old. Where once they glimpsed the not too threatening figure of Oskar Schindler strolling through the factory.NIGHT. 117. she's been there forever . behind the wall of windows. LEO JOHN .SCHINDLER All I have is Jews.completed . GOETH'S VILLA . Some plates and mugs.looks like a fortress: barbed-wire. SCHINDLER .E.E.F. The Rosner brothers in evening clothes.they bomb her house. entertaining SS officer.

She run an orphanage, your aunt? LEO JOHN She's old. What she can't use maybe she can sell. Schindler's girl excuses herself to get a drink. SCHINDLER You want it sent directly to her or through you? LEO JOHN Through me, I think. enclose a card. I'd like to

Schindler nods, Done. Both watch his date across the room getting a drink. As usual, she's the best-looking on there. LEO JOHN Your wife must be a saint. Whatever tolerance Schindler's had up to this point with John leaves his face; the looks he gives him now is pure contempt. She is. 118. INT. 118. SCHINDLER


Goeth's girl tonight, a Pole, eighteen, nineteen, places a hand on Schindler's sleeve. They're at the important end of the large table with Goeth, along withCzurda and Leo John and their girlfriends. GOETH'S GIRL You're not a soldier? SCHINDLER No, dear. CZURDA There's a picture. Private Schindler? Blanket around his shoulders over in Kharkov? Everyone laughs. GOETH Happened to what's his name - up in Warsaw and he was bigger than you, Oskar. Toebbens. CZURDA

GOETH Happened to Toebbens.




goes up to Warsaw, tells the armament guys, "Get the fucking Jews out of Toebbens' factory and put Toebbens in the army," and "and sent him to the Front." I mean, the

Everybody laughs. GOETH It's true. Never happen in Cracow, though, we all love you too much. SCHINDLER I pay you too much. Another round of laughs, only this time it's forced. Everybody knows it's true, but you don't say it out loud, and Schindler knows better. Goeth gives him a look; they'll talk later. 119. EXT. 119. GOETH'S VILLA - LATER - NIGHT.

Goeth finds Schindler alone outside smoking a cigarette. Schindler acknowledges him, but that's about it. Finally SCHINDLER You held back Stern. You held back the one man most important to my business. GOETH He's important to my business. SCHINDLER What do you want for him, I'll give it to you. GOETH I want him. (turning back) Come on, let's go inside, let's have a good time. Goeth heads back inside. cigarette. 120. EXT. 120. Schindler stays outside, finishing his


A folding table outside the prisoners' barracks. At it, playing cards, two night sentries. A figure appears out of the darkness. Schindler. He sets down on the table a fifth of vodka. 121. EXT. 121. BARRACKS - LATER - NIGHT.

Stern, summoned from his barracks, watches as Schindler digs

through his coat pockets. Nearby, at the table, drinking now, the sentries. From the hill, the villa, the Rosners' music, faint, can be heard. SCHINDLER Here. He discreetly hands over to the accountant some cigars scavenged from the party. From another pocket, he retrieves and hands over some tins of food - all valuable commodities. From another pocket, perhaps not so valuable, but then who knows, a gold lighter. Regarding this last item SCHINDLER This, I don't know, maybe you can trade it for something. Thank you. STERN

Schindler shrugs, It's the least I can do. The two stand around a moment more before Schindler shrugs again, Sorry I can't do more. He reaches out, pats Stern on the shoulder, and, turning to leave. SCHINDLER I got to go, I'll see you. STERN Oskar Schindler comes back, but, out of embarrassment or - maybe he wants to get back to the party - waits with some impatience for Stern to tell whatever it is he wants to tell him. Lowering his voice STERN There's a guy. This thing happened. Goeth came into the metalworks CUT TO: 122. INT. METALWORKS - PLASZOW - DAY. 122.

Goeth moves through the crowded metalworks like a good-natured foreman, nodding to this worker, wishing that one a good morning. He seems satisfied, even pleased, with the level of production. Goldberg is with him. They reach a particular bench, a particular worker, and Goeth smiles pleasantly. GOETH What are you making? Not daring to look up, all the worker sees of Goeth is the starched cuff of his shirt. LEVARTOV

The rabbi-turned-metalworker gestures with his head to a pile of hinges on the floor. wrenching them together. What I don't understand. all the while keeping count on his head of the seconds ticking away.Hinges. He finishes and lets it fall onto the others on the floor. crimping. He pulls the trigger again .cutting the pieces. and again there's a click. Goeth nods. And in a tone more like a friend than anything else GOETH I got some workers coming in tomorrow . Where the hell they from again? GOLDBERG Yugoslavia. slaps it back in and puts the barrel back to the man's headk. though.cutting. Goeth extracts the bullet-magazine.. Forty seconds. he has just crafted his own death in exactly 75 seconds. He shrugs apologetically and pulls out a pocket watch. Goeth stands him against the workshop wall and adjusts his shoulders.. puts it to the rabbi's head and pulls the trigger . impressed. He pulls out his pistol. Again the rabbi works feverishly . So does Levartov. click. sir..and finishing in thirty-five. GOETH (mumble) Christ Annoyed. hearing the seconds ticking in his head . about six this morning? Yet such a small pile of hinges? He understands perfectly.. Yugoslavia. GOETH That's very good. GOETH I got to make room. GOETH Another. Rabbi Levartov works at making a hinge as though his life depended on it .. smoothing the edges.. Goeth nods. As Goeth times've been working since what.which it does . is . sanding. GOETH Make me a hinge. GOETH God damn it - .

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

128. sir. 129. The boy nods.DAY. EXT. D.DAY. and. INT. 129. Schindler signs for it and. tries to get him to look at his face. returns the clipboard to Stern.PLASZOW . INT. As they're Schindler comes down the stairs with Klonowska. Leaning in he accidentally knocks a wrench off the radiator into the fan and there's an awful clatter before the engine dies. Hujar stares after him. . bring him over. appearing as rushed as he always does. . EXT. And Goeth astonishes the entire assembly of workers and guards by believing the boy. 126.Goeth goes over to the boy. sir. SCHINDLER Yeah.F. SCHINDLER (distracted) That's okay. sure. It was you? No.DAY. crossing through the factory BOY Thank you. MECHANICS' GARAGE .DAY. 126. like a distant relative to a small child. PLASZOW . 127. A mechanic peering under the hood of Goeth's Adler. though. GOETH You know who. GOETH'S VILLA . The mechanic glances up horrified. He returns the rifle to the guard and walks away. 128. GOETH You committed this crime? BOY A truck being loaded with supplies. 127. weeps.E. then knowingly at the boy. screams BOY Him! He's pointing at the dead man.

130. GUARD He won't see you. INT.DAY. 130. INT. 134. she applies make-up. And looks in the mirror.F.DAY. making adjustments to a metal press. yeah. Puts on heels.DAY. glances up as Schindler moves past. 131.F. At a mirror. .E. . yeah. she waits as a guard telephones Schindler's office. FACTORY . D. . and Schindler himself as he appears at it.Schindler sees Stern coming toward him and glances skyward long-sufferingly. Thank MECHANIC SCHINDLER Yeah. Reaching him.a gift for Goeth . Just inside the factory. She slips into a provocative dress. She seems to be trying to summon the courage to cross over and onto the factory grounds. D. 132. She can see the wall of windows from where she's standing. 131. 134. INT.E. The woman alone in a dismal room pulling on nylon stockings. 132. 133.As servants hoist a heavy.DAY. SCHINDLER Miss Krause. FACTORY . INT. APARTMENT . phone to his ear. The mechanic. He glances down at her disapprovingly and the guard hangs up. D.E. A Parisian hat.F.F.CRACOW . EXT. He doesn't recognize her. she offers her hand. Across the street stands a nervous young woman in a faded dress. D. 133.E. elaborately tooled saddle from Schindler's trunk . but smiles to counter the unfortunately possibility she's some old girlfriend he's forgotten. Schindler waits for her on the landing of the stairs.DAY.

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

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

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

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

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

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

He hands over to Stern some negotiable items and leaves. SCHINDLER I'll talk to him. to fight a war? We're here to make money.CRACOW . I'll talk to somebody. SCHERNER The place produces nothing. as he nurses a drink from his flask. 147. 148. STERN I think it's too late. Schindler thinks about what Stern has told him. Maybe Auschwitz. figures moving around behind the windows.' STERN If Plaszow is closed. I'll take care of it.CONTINUED . you know that.NIGHT. BARRACKS . That's not all right.take money? That's a crime? Come on. fuck him. NIGHTCLUB .nothing it produces reaches the Army. I shouldn't say that . SCHINDLER What's he done that's so bad . But Stern slowly shakes his head 'no. down here.NIGHT. TOFFEL There's taking money and there's taking money. Schindler and Senior SS Officers Toffel and Scherner share a table in same smoke-filled nightclub they met in.CUT BACK TO: 147. Fine. SCHINDLER . There's another party going on up there. 148. They can see Goeth's villa up on the hill. evil as Goeth is. SCHINDLER Well. SCHINDLER So you'll be rid of him. it could get worse. There's the irony . Schindler understands. what are we here for. all of us.bad as it is. and eventually shrugs. Where . He's taking money. INT. they'll have to send us somewhere else.who knows? Gross-Rosen maybe.

So does Scherner's threat back to him. and they all know it. Never a thank you note. air seems thicker suddenly. SCHINDLER Of course he's stealing from me. we're in business together. too. SCHERNER He's a friend of yours. let's watch the girls. he's not worth you making threats against us. suddenly everybody's talking like this is something bad. SCHERNER Not like him. you want to help him Tell me this. Oskar. SCHINDLER Yeah. But Schindler just grins. my wife at Christmas time SCHINDLER He's got no style. it's that we do it. Each of us sitting at this table. everybody uses everybody. we take from the Army. So. everybody's happy. well. . we should hang him for it? TOFFEL He's stealing from you. We take from each other.has he ever once shown you his appreciation? I've yet to see it. despite Schindler's assurance otherwise. though . and they all know that.So I'll talk to him about it. The threat still stands. it works out. we all know that. he considers the SS men with great sobriety. nods to himself. Glancing back again. glancing away SCHINDLER Come on. SCHERNER He doesn't deserve your loyalty. I stated The He forgets out. His thinly veiled threat of exposure escapes neither SS man. and. More important. What is this? I'm sitting here. SCHINDLER Did I threaten anybody here? a simple fact. Never a courtesy. Schindler glances away to the floor show. in some eyes it doesn't matter the amount we steal.

the prisoners would no doubt shudder at the sight: the clerks are setting up their folding tables. Surrounded by his friends and lovers.F. INT.her. sir ... 150. Schindler smiles. In addition to the mid-day soup and break. FACTORY . The music breaks and out of the silence comes a small nervous voice: FACTORY GIRL . Stern glances to heaven.149.gets shot. at the moment. The SS men consider her as a curiosity.DAWN. Other figures move around the parade ground in the murky dawn light: these raising a banner. Schindler. She's surrounded by SS uniforms and swastikas and holstered guns.DAY. SCHINDLER Thank them for me. Were they not asleep in their barracks.SAME TIME . 151... From Stern he gets a handshake. Schindler. finally. D. Amon cocks his head like a confused dog. And the party tries to resume. and Schindler smiles again with impunity. The smiles on the faces around them strain.. APPELLPLATZ . 149. A Jewish girl from the shop floor is admitted and timidly approaches the drunken group around Schindler. 150. Goeth has brought over Stern and the Rosners . accompanying the best baritone in the Ukrainian garrison. In honor of Schindler's birthday. both of them . in turn. SCHINDLER Thank you. there are bowls of fruit on the long work tables.. several workers are debating which of them will go upstairs to thank Schindler.E.DAY. On behalf of the workers . He receives congratulations from the many SS men present and the embraces. INT.E. all she wants now is out before someone . as he would any beautiful girl. Schindler cuts a cake. this is a beautiful girl. Henry Rosner nudges Leo and they begin another song. I wish you a happy birthday .. those wheeling filing cabinets . She hesitates. 151. D. The kiss is broken. At one of them. of Ingrid and Klonowska an dGoeth.F..PLASZOW . EXT. The girl backs away nodding anxiously. UPSTAIRS OFFICES.the musicians. . He kisses her on the mouth.

EXT.PLASZOW . A trainman waving a lantern guides an engineer who's slowly backing an empty cattle car along the tracks.GOETH'S VILLA . DEPOT . It couples to another empty slatted car with a harsh clank. The needle of the phonograph is set down on a pocked 78. 155.PLASZOW .DAWN. Another cleans the lenses of his glasses. the entire population of the camp has been concentrated. 153. Goldberg. The first scratchy note of a Strauss waltz blare from the camp speakers.PLASZOW . Some still pulling their clothes back on. 155. DEPOT . before him. A doctor's kid is opened. EXT. A guard slides open the gate of a cattle car and this first unlucky group climbs aboard. the presence of the doctors belie it. APPELLPLATZ . Some men in white appear like ghosts. Though the music and banners struggle to evoke a country fair. 154. A physician wipes at his brow with his handkerchief as several prisoners run back and forth. Other groups of people run naked in front of other doctors and clerks. some fifteen thousand prisoners.across the Appellplatz.DAY. Lord of Lists. 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. naked. the healthy from the unhealthy. EXT. BALCONY . 156. 153. Down there on the Appellplatz. the first wave of the "unfit" is marched onto the platform.DAY. that one into that. . and Goldberg moves them recording the names. The sun beats down and the music lies. Notations are made and lines are formed. 154. a stethoscope removed. 152. Someone sharpens a pencil. EXT.DAY. He makes his selections quickly: this one into this line. 152.DAY. APPELLPLATZ . this one wiring a phonograph. EXT. A sorting out process is going on here. moves from table to table handing out carbons of lists and sharing morning pleasantries with the clerks. 156.PLASZOW . that one saturating a pad with ink from a bottle.

wails. 158. Pfefferberg appeals to him with a look that asks. he doesn't have to be put through this indignity.PLASZOW . the cattle cars hotter. INT. 159. finds Mila.DAY.) Commandant. . but he nods approvingly. Children are yanked from the arms of their parents. 159. pulling planks from the floor. Pfefferberg is motioned away from the others. BARRACKS . "Mammi. he's okay. finds Poldek among the group taking off their clothes. Revolvers and rifles aim at the sun and fire. buy me a pony). sure. Prisoners' arms stretch out between the slats offering diamonds in exchange for a sip of water. sir. a children's song. He calls out to the Commandant againPFEFFERBERG What about my wife? Goeth thinks about it a moment before he nods. The sun is higher.DAY.DAY. EXT. 158. Wailing protests quickly escalate to brawls with the guards. and Goeth turns to a clerk. 160.LATER . Music. chats with one of the doctors as another group strips. kauf mir ein Pferdchen" (Mommy. Do I really have to go through this.S. EXT. shots. his shirtsleeves uncharacteristically rolled up. 160. Yeah. APPELLPLATZ . 157. Amon Goeth. making a notation on the way.SAME TIME .157.DAY. DEPOT . Goeth glances up. PLASZOW . looking for some children. PFEFFERBERG (O. upending cots. okay.PLASZOW . EXT. GOETH My mechanic. A clerk accompanies Pfefferberg and. The needle of the phonograph is set down on another record. Whether the topic is this Health Aktion or the unseasonable weather is unclear. Mila Pfefferberg rubs a beet against her cheeks in desperate hope of adding a little color to her skin. Behind the camouflage of other women prisoners. Guards traipse through a deserted barracks peering up at the rafters.

GOETH I tried to call you. drink.PLASZOW . Schindler's Mercedes pulls up.LATER . I'm running a little late. past it. 163. 161.161. He glances away at the train. He notices Goeth then. It's always something. 162.SAME TIME . He climbs out and stares transfixed. to a crude wooden structure beyond it. EXT. she hears a hallucinatory murmur BOY'S VOICE This is our place. I got to make room for them. her knees. then her ankles. Waves of heat rise from the roofs of the long string of cattle cars. An arm held out to either side. her shins. The idling engine only partially covers the desperate pleas for water coming from inside the slatted cars.DAY. Inside. INT. ignoring the flies invading her ears. Have a SCHINDLER What's going on? GOETH I got a shipment of Hungarians coming in. trying to find knee. As she struggles to slow her breathing. She works her way slowly down. this is taking longer than I thought. GOETH They're complaining now? what complaining is. She sees eyes in the darkness.DAY. BARRACKS . the small girl lowers herself into a pit into which men have defecated. Bosch and Madritsch.SAME TIME . Reaching the surface of the muck she lets her feet submerge. before finally touching harder ground. and strolls over to them. five other children are already there. 163. A small figure in red sprints across to another barracks. EXT.and toeholds on the foul walls. standing with the other industrialists. They don't know . those who "failed" the medical exams bake as they wait for the last cars to be filled. 162. MEN'S LATRINES . DEPOT . her nostrils.DAY. her racing heart.

he just doesn't get it. we can reach the cars down at the end. GOETH This is really cruel. As the water drenches the cars further back. GOETH Oh.He grins. from the back of the D.F. Schindler watches as another car is loaded. they're climbing into an oven. trucks. and the guards and officers outside grin at the spectacle.. apparently the hoses still only reach halfway down the long line of cars. and hollers GOETH Hujar! THE D.F. Oskar moves away to talk with one of the firemen.E. GUARD What does he think he's saving them from? The joke takes on new dimension when.E. boxes of food are unloaded. but to the other SS officers standing around as well. .E. You shouldn't do that. At full extension. you're giving them hope. Schindler moves along the string of cars pushing sausages through the slats. that's cruel. He returns to Goeth. Finally he turns to STREAM OF WATER CASCADE onto the scalding rooftops. the hoses firing the cold water at the cars on the people inside who are roaring their gratitude. not just to Goeth. The fire trucks are there. the people inside loudly voice their thanks. SCHINDLER I've got some 200-meter hoses back at D. another guy and tells him to do it. Oskar.F. then laughs uproariously and calls over to Hujar GOETH Bring the fire trucks! HUJAR What? Hujar heard him. HOSES have arrived and are being coupled to Plaszow's. Accompanied by the laughter of the SS. It's like SCHINDLER What do you say we get your fire brigade out here and hose down the cars? Goeth stares at him blankly. And amusing. my God. Goeth finds this especially sidesplitting. then with a What-will-you-think-ofnext? kind of look.

it's a nice day. Schindler glances idly out the window. SCHINDLER Where are we going? . His friend moving along the cars bringing futile mercy to the doomed in front of countless SS men. A German staff car pulls in across the factory gate. she'll make the phone calls. is not just behaving recklessly here. He snuffs out his cigarette. But slowly then. 167. SCHINDLER I'm not saying you'll regret it.Goeth is almost hysterical. he looks back. she knows what to do. sure. moments later. D.DAY. Schindler glances beyond them to a point outside his office.E. GESTAPO 1 We'll risk it. 167.DAY. 165. The girl who brought Schindler best wishes on his birthday glances up from her work to the Gestapo crossing through the factory. I'll go for a drive with you guys. call in the favors. 168. drink in his hand. Apparently he expected it to turn the other way. it's as though he were possessed. though. As the car makes a turn. to Klonowska. Schindler leaning against his desk.F. Two Gestapo men climb out. EXT. blocking it.E. slowly. Settled comfortably in the backseat.F. INT. D. SCHINDLER All right. 168. 165. calmly tries to assess his humorless arresters. I want you to be aware of that. She nods. appear behind Schindler's wall of glass. They climb the stairs to the upstairs offices and. SCHINDLER'S OFFICE . The water rains down on the last car. INT. laughing or not. but you might. 166. GESTAPO CAR . FACTORY .DAY. 166.DAY.MOVING . . the amusement on his face fades. INT.

INT. A waste bucket. SCHINDLER I violated the Race and Resettlement Act. This is not a cell A water bucket. his money. He's married. 169. All right. Though I doubt they can point out the actual provision to me. for dignitaries.The guys up front don't answer. 171.DAY. Concern.Amon Goeth. He sees a good-looking woman. incongruous with the dank surroundings in his doublebreasted suit. for the first time. He's taken past darkened cells.CRACOW . than his own. He likes good-looking women. much more impressive. 171. Schindler. He's led down a flight of stairs into a claustrophobic tunnel.DAY. MONTELUPICH PRISON . INT. To an impassive SS colonel behind a desk. he shouldn't have done it.DAY. 172. INT. MONTELUPICH PRISON . cigarettes.DAY. 170. this arrest is different. . Now there's a crime.MONTELUPICH PRISON . This guy has so many women. he's got all these women. The car approaches a building block long with an ominous sameness to the windows. INT. Schindler is made to empty his pockets. was very good-looking. 170. Goeth tries to highlight extenuating circumstances: GOETH He likes women. I saw this girl. Schindler forces a smile. But you didn't see this girl. They love him. No windows. as if raised voices might set off head-splitting echoes along the narrow monotonous corridors. 169. In a stiff-backed chair sits a very unlikely defender of racial improprieties . registers on Schindler's face. OFFICE . much more serious. CELL. he doesn't think. MONTELUPICH PRISON . Past shadowy figures crouched in corners and on the floor. 172. His cellmate just stares. Around him clerks speak in whispers. everything. his greatcoat pulled up around his ears for warmth. slowly paces back and forth before his cellmate. a soldier who looks like he's been here forever. (pause) I kissed a Jewish girl. This girl she was Jewish.

Amon. it's like a virus. INT. GOETH They cast a spell on you.. But he isn't saluting Goeth. Some of my men are infected with this virus. In the silence that follows. Goeth shifts in his chair. The colonel sits back down. gray Waffen SS officer has a request for the Rosner brothers. not punished.. but his face is like a wall. he knows he's not getting anywhere with this guy. but it's clear. SS COLONEL You're offering me a bribe? A "bribe?" gratuity.NIGHT. to Goeth. please come on . Suddenly the man stands up and salutes. They should receive treatment. SCHERNER Sit down. GOETH'S VILLA . he's saluting the officer who has just stepped into the room behind him. even to Goeth himself. Goeth realizes he has made a serious error in judgment. They should be pitied.the unbribable official. You work closely with them like I do. 173. A tall. because this is as real as typhus. I see this all the time. Scherner pulls up a chair next GOETH No. SS OFFICER . GOETH Scherner smiles and allows Goeth to shake his hand.PLASZOW . thin. the Jews. you see this. They have this power. This man sitting soberly before him is one of that rare breed . that he has fallen from grace.a SCHERNER Hello. you know. which thoroughly confuses Goeth since Goeth is his inferior in rank. He switches tacts: GOETH It's a matter of money? We can discuss that.Goeth tries to read the guy behind the desk. that'd be all right with me. Sir. 173. no.

now there's a death factory. swaying precariously. and him. not them. they know what they're excessively melancholy tale in which a young man commits suicide for love ." As the man stumbles back to his chair. It's policy now. it seems unlikely he'll be on his feet much longer. Schindler smiles good-naturedly. though. Auschwitz. they play with it. a drink in his hand SS OFFICER "Gloomy Sunday" again. paying no attention to the visiting Commandant from Treblinka or anybody else TREBLINKA GUY .the field officer staggers over to a chair in the corner of the crowded room and slumps into it. Taking him away from the others. Again he staggers across the crowded room to his chair in the corner. Now you're talking. a little more subdued than usual. as Henry and Leo Rosner begin the son . THE THIN GRAY SS OFFICER is back in front of the musicians. And that's not just good old-fashioned Jew-hating talk. AGAIN THE GRAY OFFICER wavering before Henry and Leo. morose. He's out. it's unclear. Goeth is dully impressed. There's no future in it. What I got is nothing. they know how to do it. they don't wait for him to ask for it LEO ROSNER "Gloomy Sunday. No future. this one somber man This time They . Goeth laughs too loud. taking him into his confidence GOETH God forbid you ever get a real taste for Jewish skirt. Indeed. Oskar. if everything is working? I don't know. Schindler. SCHERNER We give you Jewish girls at five marks a day. don't have a future.. or with modesty.I want to hear "Gloomy Sunday" again. Again they play the song.We can process at Treblinka. you should kiss us. TREBLINKA GUY Now Auschwitz. only politely so. He's drunk. He shrugs like it's nothing. There. a little worse for wear perhaps.a machine. There. it's like a.. drawing a weary glance from Scherner. maybe two thousand units a day. the Rosners not only play the song again.

EXT. someone does become aware.God The music falls apart. ruining a perfectly good the corner staring at them almost gratefully. at least of the repetition. Here. He sees a wheelbarrow . The dead lay everywhere.defeated . No one else in the room is aware of the exchange going on between them .this man and this music . or at least not distracted by. though. From a distance. wrenching from the song all the sentimentality they can. as if they could actually drive him to kill himself. A creek flowing gently through marshy ground under an umbrella of trees. he hesitates. The brothers find Goeth in the crowd looking at them like. Eventually.E. carrying blankets and bundles.LATER . Schindler sees Goeth standing up at the tree line. .some innocuous Von Suppe. He stands there for a moment. Leo John and his five year old son. victims of Plaszow. to the corner. out of the mass graves in the forest. and interrupts the spell GOETH Enough . Which they do . he takes out a gun and shoots himself in the head. seem unaware of. 175. 175. His people are being taken. Where. Glancing back. 174. staring at nothing.DAY. Schindler's workers are marched under heavy guard out of the factory and its annexes and across the fortified yard. Come on. for Christ's sake play something else. D. closer. as they play. a ghastly endeavor going on beyond them: Bodies being exhumed out of the earth. EXT.DAY.which the brothers play as if it were an invocation. absolutely still. in silhouette to the Rosners. then slowly makes his way out onto the balcony where he stands in the night air. 174. on their knees catching tadpoles. FOREST . Schindler abruptly breaks off the discussion with the SS man. furious. victims of the ghetto massacre. Goeth turns back to one of his guests.F. if not of the intention. Schindler can be seen arguing with an SS officer who's trying to hand him papers. is unclear.PLASZOW .Jesus . orders of some kind. which the irate industrialist refuses to accept. Arriving. the Rosners see the gloomy SS officer getting slowly up from his chair. And. climbs into his car and drives off. Approaching him.

SCHINDLER When? GOETH I don't know. Schindler joins him and stares at a pyre of bodies built by masked and gagging workers. smoke from the pyre rises into the sky. He fears the body is Mila's. SCHINDLER'S APARTMENT . GOETH (indignant) They're taking mine. I'm out of business and he's catching tadpoles with his son. stares down at his deserted factory. GOETH This is good. dismayed. 176. FACTORY . another corpse in it. 176. The pyre has reached the height of a man's shoulder. Schindler. but then sees her trundling another barrow. 177. Tight on the gleeful boy with a tadpole in his hand. a corpse in it. (pause) Auschwitz. over at the stream. they come up with this? I got to find every body buried up here? And burn it? It's always something. in silhouette against the wall of glass. His glance finds his man. layer upon layer.E. Leo John.trundled by Pfefferberg. Goeth calls to Schindler GOETH Can you believe this? Goeth shakes his head.F.DAY. When I said they didn't have a future I didn't mean tomorrow. the dark empty spaces.NIGHT. INT. Soon. SCHINDLER You took my workers. the dissolution of his kingdom. White sheets over the . INT. D. Light pouring in through the windows. The workers move around it dousing it with gasoline. GOETH I'm trying to live my life. Behind him. 177. He glances off. his silent machines. He sighs at the unfairness of it all.

the scene is reminiscent of the SS nightclub in Cracow: Schindler. CZECHOSLOVAKIA 179. Across the square. Schindler's personal EXT. He tips the porter extravagantly and turns back to the guys from the bar. Emilie has noticed him. SCHINDLER How do you do? (to them both) .NIGHT. drinking. the suitcases. Some guys outside a bar/café. morning Mass over. including Emilie Schindler. the clothes. 178. making sure everybody's happy.BRINNLITZ . SCHINDLER Let me buy you a drink. They recognize him. BAR . 180. emerging from it. A church in the main square of a sleepy hamlet. hanging gout. Schindler's Mercedes. Yes. working his way around the tables making sure everybody's got enough to drink. BRINNLITZ. and he. check into the hotel. INT. the great entertainer. MORNING. which Schindler interprets correctly to mean. Somehow their old ne'er-do-well friend has managed to do quite well. POLAND/CZECHOSLOVAKIA BORDER . They come friend Lena. her. things are gone. But neither makes a move toward the other. INT. Except for the clothes of the working class clientele. Finally she walks away. 180.EVENING. 179. SCHINDLER Hey. A priest and his parishioners. and it amazes like shrouds over the dead. how you doing? BRINNLITZ GUY 1 Look at this. Schindler. A border guard returns his passport to him. the car. SQUARE. The barrier is lifted and he crosses into Czech countryside. the great difference between their respective stations in life. A guy at a table with a girl gestures him over. notice the elegantly dressed gentleman outside the town's only hotel. BRINNLITZ GUY 2 Oskar . 178. the backseat piled high with suitcases.

a long abandoned factory of some kind. BRINNLITZ . ramshackle structures. Closer. at the window. Finally BRINNLITZ GUY 2 He's a salesman. nestled against the mountains. 182. or only one choice. The town. off in the distance. I made some money over there. torn between conflicting choices. peers in through broken windows. what're you drinking? BRINNLITZ GUY 2 Nothing's changed. Schindler calmly smokes as he stares out at the night. So are you. A woman asleep in the bed. 182. SCHINDLER Goddamn it. 181. pats the guy on the shoulder and wanders over to the next table. The sun. Schindler. here. and hating it. INT. Then again. Tight on his face. SCHINDLER Now I'm back. He slowly wanders around.BRINNLITZ . In his robe.DAWN. Who is he? GIRL The guy has to think. 181.NIGHT. The girl from the bar. EXT. and you know what I'm going to do now? I'm going to have a good time. HOTEL ROOM . He gestures to the bartender to refill his friend's and his date's drinks. BRINNLITZ GUY 2 Now you're back. wanders around some more. had some laughs. . but because his old friend Oskar is so many things it's hard to know which description to use. or realizing there's no choice. not because he doesn't know. you know. climbs down off a Moto-Guzzi motorcycle. It was good. in leather riding gear. hasn't it? SCHINDLER Things worked out. just coming up. something has changed.What can I get you.

Goeth considers his friend. It's good for you you'll be compensated. If I'm making a hundred.I know them. But how? . Schindler and Goeth on the balcony of the villa. Everybody's happy. the equipment. Schindler admits it with a shrug. Below them lies the camp.183. I want my people. 183. GOETH You want these people. Tank shells. You've got to move them. until the shipments can be arranged. this is "good business" in your opinion.PLASZOW . sure. GOETH Goeth finds this whole line of reasoning impossible to believe. You know what I'm going to make? Artillery shells. at least for now. greatly puzzled. It's good for the Army. drinking. then it's four. actually. everything to Czechoslovakia . BALCONY. GOETH Oh. SCHINDLER It's good for me .DAY. Look SCHINDLER GOETH You're not telling me something. They need that. still operating. GOETH What are you. Moses? What is this? Where's the money in this? What's the scam? SCHINDLER It's good business. EXT. I'm familiar with them. SCHINDLER These people. Yeah. my people. you got to be making three. GOETH If you admit to making doesn't make any sense. GOETH'S VILLA . He's sure Schindler's got something else going on here he's not telling him. GOETH You're probably scamming me somehow.

A NAME .. nursing a drink.Stern transcribes D. Goeth studies him. HARD CUT TO: 184. .E. He smiles." IN HIS SMALL CLUTTERED PLASZOW OFFICE . can't find it.a man.A FACE .NAME TIGHT ON SCHINDLER slowly pacing the six or seven steps Stern's cramped office allows.SCHINDLER I just told you.F.. I'll go along with it. don't tell me. searching for the real answer in his face.the letters the size of buildings.PERLMAN TIGHT ON TWO ELDERLY FACES . GOETH What's one worth to you? That's the question.. GOETH Yeah. Goeth thinks about it in the silence. a woman ..Rabbi Levartov . but you didn't. What's a person worth to you. GOETH You did.the hinge-maker Goeth tried to kill with a faulty revolver THE KEYS HAMMER another name . Schindler's List. SCHINDLER All you have to do is tell me what it's worth to you. THE KEYS OF A TYPEWRITER slapping a name onto a list LEVARTOV . Then a slow nod to himself. He 184. He's going to make some money out of this even if he can't figure it out. the sound as loud as gunshots TIGHT ON THE FACE OF A MAN . all right.NAME . workers' names from a Reich Labor Office document to the list in his typewriter.the parents of "Elsa Krause. SCHINDLER Poldek Pfefferberg .FACE . Mila Pfefferberg . it's just irritating to me I can't figure it out.

Madritsch is shaking his head 'no' to Schindler's appeal to make his own list. ANOTHER NAME . hard Reichmarks. SCHINDLER All of them. A NAME . fifty. and the faces of his sons THREE OR FOUR PAGES of names next to the typewriter. investors.another of the Jewish investors.THE KEYS typing 'PFEFFEPFEFFERBERG'S face. A FACE. it. he mumbles to himself A virus. MILA'S face. The keys type SZERWITZ TIGHT ON THE FACE of the investor who stole from Schindler. a child The glass coming up to Schindler's COGNAC SPILLING into a glass. forty. rolls in another. mouth. his family. . There's nothing stopping you. Szerwitz. SCHINDLER You can do the same thing I'm doing. STERN GLANCES UP with a look that asks Schindler if he's sure about this one. GOETH MOVING DOWN THE LIST of names.A FACE . the one he threatened to have killed by the SS.ANOTHER FACE . in a small valise. estimates STERN Four hundred. a woman. tight. a man.. EQUIPMENT BEING LOADED onto trucks outside Madritsch's Plaszow factory. The sound of the keys. to get his workers out. MADRITSCH I've done enough for the Jews. tight. hesitating there.E. Stern pulls the sheet out of the of the original D. A FACE. He is. trying to count them. SCHINDLER The investors. As Goeth looks at CURRENCY.F.. THE KEYS typing another name A FACE. four fifty SCHINDLER Stern. types a name.

' MOVING DOWN another page of names. SCHINDLER (angrily) Give or take what. the violinist. 185. Over the FACES we've never seen.S. BLACKJACK." Over THE FACE OF A GIRL.) About six hundred SCHINDLR (O. sweeps it again and gets a jack. STERN (O. INT. GOETH SWEEPS his hold card against the table. the other Plaszow industrialist. A NAME we don't recognize is typed. is thrown a four. Schindler leafing through the page of names. dealt by many count them. THE FACE OF Goeth's maid. the same answer. the one who hid in the pit of excrement. THE KEYS typing ROSNER TIGHT ON Henry Rosner.S. trying to count them more precisely. THE SOUND OF THE KEYS OVER the face of a boy. TIGHT ON his brother. STERN'S OFFICE .PLASZOW . he and Schindler. the accordionist. Stern . the "chicken thief.) Eight hundred. A FACE we don't recognize. They're betting diamonds. STERN (O. 'no. Leo. valise from it and heads for Goeth's villa. 185. counting them.S.More. drinking. He takes a small SCHINDLER AND BOSCH. A queen falls and Goeth groans his misfortune. give or take. to the sound of the typewriter.) More. SCHINDLER . STERN RUMS HIS FINGER down the pages of names.NIGHT. THE TRUNK OF SCHINDLER'S MERCEDES yawning open. Eventually. The same appeal Schindler made to Madritsch. quietly to himself That's it.

many of them appearing bewildered by him or the "situation" that has arisen. 186. I give him money. Stern resumes where he left off. shrugs like it's no big deal. Schindler SCHINDLER Give him the list. this is my home. as usual. Silence. Finally awkwardly SCHINDLER I'm buying them. but then hesitates again. INT. he gives me the people. SCHINDLER I was born here. SCHINDLER You can finish that page. There's something he doesn't understand.Stern heard him and stops typing. and balks telling him now. my wife was born here. (pause) If you were still working for me I'd expect you to talk me out of it. he'll sign it. but Stern know it is. SCHINDLER This is my home. to take care of things on that end. I have to go back to Brinnlitz. The rest will die. imposing SS guards on either side of him. local government officials. And then SCHINDLER Finish the page. He looks out over his audience.NIGHT. Stern had no idea. 186. I'm paying him. does as he's told. He's avoided telling Stern the details of the deal struck with Goeth. glances over. And then nothing at all. it's costing me a fortune. Stern is really overcome by what this man is doing. The page is done. And Schindler doesn't answer. STERN What did Goeth say? You just told him how many you needed? It doesn't sound right. I'll see you there. Stern turns back. Schindler drinks.BRINNLITZ . TOWN COUNCIL HALL . he'll get the people ready. the citizens of Brinnlitz. And has no idea now what to say. can't figure out is why. . my mother is buried here. party pin in his lapel. Nothing but the sound of the typewriter keys. What he Schindler in front of a large assembly.

Schindler signs his name to Reich Main Office directives. watchtowers. 189. He comes to Schindler's list. of his own voice Raising pitch SCHINDLER . The uproar reaches such a clamoring level there's no point in his continuing.PLASZOW . 187. EXT.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. Goldberg has the signature page of the list in a typewriter. Personnel Clerk. Around him.DAY. INT. endures the bureaucratic tedium of signing memoranda. ADMINISTRATION BUILDING PLASZOW . are being off-loaded from flatbed train cars. He hands the whole stack of paperwork to Marcel Goldberg. At a folding table in the middle of the field. SCHNDLER These are skilled munitions workers they are essential to the war effort The noise begins. 187. 188. Goeth. requisitions.DAY. Armaments contracts. OFFICE. barracks. at his writing desk. . SCHINDLER'S BRINNLITZ FACTORY SITE . to dispel the disturbing rumors they've heard. huge Hilo machines. Executor of Lists. GOETH'S VILLA . Gangster. the new camp is taking shape: Electric fences are going up. transport orders. initials each page and signs the last with no more interest than the others. He carefully aligns it and types his own name in a space allowed by the bottom margin.His estranged wife is there. some drainage problem no doubt.189. Evacuation Board and Department of Economy form. drinking with.DAY. So are the guys he was 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. shipments of heavy equipment. 188. his audience's angry reaction. SS engineers stand around frowning at the lay of the land.

193. BRINNLITZ . 193. GOLDBERG Hey. 192. 190. Schindler. 191. his head under the hood of a German staff car. a prisoner approaches him.NIGHT. EXT. PFEFFERBERG . As Goldberg gathers his paperwork. MECHANICS GARAGE . GOLDBERG'S OFFICE . 191. He means Schindler's List. the first few crossed out.DAY. tears the handwritten page of names from the notepad. EXT. he catches a glimpse of one of them -his "friend" who admired his car when he first arrived back in town. Goldberg types the next name onto a page of The List. and discreetly turns over to Goldberg a couple of diamonds from the lining of his coat.PLASZOW . INT. PRISONER Am I on the list? GOLDBERG What list is that? He knows what the prisoner means and the prisoner knows he knows.PLASZOW . is jumped by three guys. As the forms of his attackers move away. squeezing it into the upper margin. doesn't it? The prisoner knows that. A train full of people destined for Auschwitz pulls away from the platform. how's it going? (Pfefferberg ignores him) You know about the list? You're on it. tires of the exacting task.PLASZOW . 192. adjusting the carburetor. Goldberg comes in. GOLDBERG The good list? Well. Pfefferberg. Names on a notepad.NIGHT. Poldek. wrestled to the ground and brutally kicked. INT.190. He rolls the page down. on his way back to his hotel after a night of drinking. crumples it and throws it away. that depends. types another name. and crosses that one out on the pad. too. DEPOT .DAY.

This segregation is the only recognizable process going on. clerks at folding tables shuffle paper while others mill around with clipboards. . GOLDBERG All right. EXT. EXT. Pfefferberg suddenly attacks him with the wrench in his hand. calling out names. GOLDBERG You want to stay on it? got for me? What do you Pfefferberg glances up from his work and studies the blackmailing collaborator for a long moment. It is chaos. Paperwork. Some bound for Brinnlitz. 195. the end of one virtually indistinguishable from the beginning of another. and maybe not even to them. beating him across the shoulders and head with it. Goldberg goes down. 194. that's what I got for you. the rest for Auschwitz. COUNTRYSIDE .Of course I'm on it. On the platform. tries to scramble away on his knees. Thousands of prisoners on the platform. if they can be properly sorted from one another. Lists of names. if they exist. are apparent only to the clerks and guards. all right. the pin dropped into place. changing lines. A train snakes across the dark landscape.DAY. the blows coming down hard on his back. some climbing onto strings of slatted cars on opposing tracks.PLASZOW . He makes it outside the garage and runs. PFEFFERBERG I'll kill you. all right.NIGHT. Some already in them. DEPOT . Pens in hands checking them off. PFEFFERBERG What do I got for you? GOLDBERG Takes diamonds to stay on this list. 195. his mother is taken to another line composed of women and girls. most standing in lines. the others. 194. A cattle car is coupled to another. A boy is allowed to remain in a line with his father.

At the far end of the platform. DEPOT . EXT. 199. on a dirt road. Just before an empty train roars past from the other direction obscuring him. Leading a procession of nine hundred male Jewish "criminals" through the center of town.DAY.DAY. 196. INT.DAY. Schindler addresses them SCHINDLER You'll be interested to know I received a cable this morning from the Personnel Office. As they're sitting down to it.196. The women have left. Moving across the faces peering out from between the slats. his hand comes up and across his neck making the gesture of a throat being slit.NIGHT. CROSSING . a lone Polish boy stands watching.DAY. stands Schindler.MOVING . They should be arriving here sometime tomorrow. a Tyrolean hat. 197. To his customary elegant attire he has added a careless accouterment. turns and walks away. CATTLE CAR . . flanked by several SS guards. 197. RURAL POLAND . 198. wedged into a corner of an impossibly crowded car. smiles almost imperceptibly. EXT. 199. 200. Schindler ignores the angry taunts and denouncements and the occasional rock hurled by the good citizens of Brinnlitz lining the streets. 200. 197. INT.POLAND . but it is no more comfortable than the others on their way to Auschwitz-Birkenau. The train idles at a crossing in the middle of nowhere. The doors are opened and the prisoners begin climbing down.BRINNLITZ . BRINNLITZ MUNITIONS FACTORY . This train may be headed for Schindler's hometown. 196. Plaszow. He sees Stern among the workers. BRINNLITZ . it becomes apparent there are only male prisoners aboard. Below. EXT. The train pulls into the small quiet Brinnlitz station. a meal of soup and bread awaits the workers.DAY. Under the towering Hilo machines. A train backs slowly along the tracks toward an arched gatehouse. EXT. 198. Stern.

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

204. In Breslau. Enamelware. YOUNG DOCTOR A potmaker? He smiles to himself and gets on with the "examination.SS PRISON. a mistake's been made. He pauses in front of one. YOUNG DOCTOR And who on earth is Oskar Schindler? He glances around hopelessly. let's talk. okay. considering each with a pleasant smile even as he makes his selections. we work for Oskar Schindler. . BRESLAU . YOUNG DOCTOR How old are you." this woman to this line.DAY. A young silver-haired doctor moves slowly along rows of Schindler's women. Breslau? GESTAPO SCHINDLER I can't go to Breslau. These guys are serious. too. She could tell the truth. EXT. it seems. Not now. AUSCHWITZ . CELL . 205. Then The doctor nods again as if the information were valuable. We're Schindler Jews. Mother? She could lie. understandingly. 204. for the death chambers. WOMAN (pause) Sir.The looks on their faces tell him he's not going anywhere. and he'd have her killed for that. The doctor nods pensively. SCHINDLER All right. this other one to that. 205. INT. and he'd have killed her for it. It doesn't. as if it meant something to him. with tiny gestures. We're not supposed to be here. One of the SS guards who accompanied the women from Plaszow speaks up PLASZOW GUARD He had a factory in Cracow.DAY.

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

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

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

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

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

NIGHT. the singing. he hangs up his goggles and follows after Schindler. WORKERS BARRACKS .NIGHT. he hears it.BRINNLITZ . 217.NIGHT. from the trees. The barracks gradually becomes quiet.SAME TIME . APATMENT BUILDING . 219. Only the night creatures. 221. 218. It seems like it's emanating from the surrounding hills. Levartov recites Kiddush over a cup of wine to workers gathered around him. EXT.let's go. BRINNLITZ CAMP . He goes to his window. INT. 221. denouncing Schindler most likely. At his small desk. Under the shadow of a watchtower. 219. the guards relax with schnapps. faint. SCHINDLER Levartov looks around. cards and magazines. among the roof-high tiers of bunks strung with laundry. listens to the distant singing. It sounds like .. INT. On their bunks. listens for a moment more. LIEPOLD'S QUARTERS . GUARDS BARRACKS . I'll give it to you. offering casually Come on.NIGHT. singing. One of them becomes distracted by a distant sound. INT. It sounds like Yiddish singing. Liepold is typing a letter. The pounding keys bury all other sounds but when he pauses to reread what he's typed. 218.. 217. On a watchtower. peers out. silent. The rabbi keeps staring. GUARD What is that? Conversations cease. Why don't we go over there. 220. all the guards straining to hear.SAME TIME . Finally. The door to an apartment opens from the inside revealing Emilie . Schindler Schindler heads off. INT. a night sentry. far away. SCHINDLER I've got some wine in my office. then hears nothing.NIGHT. gestures back to him. 220. Some of the others begin to hear it. unsure where it's coming from. Come on.

He extends his hand to her. What do you think? She doesn't answer. But the bewildered look on Emilie's face wonders.. Like the doormen and waiters of Cracow. Schindler and Emilie have come in and are walking toward the accountant's desk. There. OFFICES . as if nothing is wrong in the entire world. he wants to get it right. Finally the words just tumble out SCHINDLER I want you to come work for me. 223. INT. but she does love him. The two of them at the kitchen table in a modest apartment. His voice trails off. but he's not sure how to put it. at least he is. It looks awful. a husband and a wife go out to dinner. He's trying to ask her something.DAY. You'd like it. . go to a party. He loves her. saying nothing. too. SCHINDLER All right (now he'll be honest) We can spend time together that way. 222. This way we'll see each other at work. We can see each other. INT. (pause) It's a nice place. go have a drink. That's what was hard for you to say? SCHINDLER You don't have to live with me. there we are. She cooly considers the visitor on her doorstep. he's said it. He gets up. Stern too never imagined Schindler was married and has trouble hiding his astonishment now. A shrug adds. looking great as usual. You get used to that. 223. EMILIE'S APARTMENT . drinking. I wouldn't ask that. smiling as if nothing is wrong between them.Schindler.BRINNLITZ FACTORY .whatever you want to call it when a man.NIGHT. She's the only woman he's even known who could make him nervous just sitting across a table from him. It really is a shame they're not right for each other and never will be.. My wife. bottle of win in his hand. you know. we see how it goes. 222. Stern glances up from his work. SCHINDLER Itzhak Stern. same place. Emilie Schindler. her estranged husband. see how it goes without the strain of .

SCHINDLER Emilie's offered to work in the clinic. INT. EMILIE Pleasure meeting you. SCHINDLER Can you fix it? The radio.. 224. he's never seen Schindler so uncomfortable. PFEFFERBERG What's wrong with it? SCHINDLER How should I know? It's broken. . offers his arm to his wife. He's never said it before.STERN How do you do? EMILIE How do you do? STERN Stern is my accountant and friend. looks around. Schindler comes in carrying a radio. To . See what you can do. The Schindlers leave.BRINNLITZ FACTORY . He sets it down on a bench where Pfefferberg's working on the frame of a machine motor with a blow torch. shrugs. Stern sits back down at his desk and smiles. It sounds strange to Stern hearing Schindler actually say it. work there. she's not a nurse or a doctor. STERN (to her) That's very generous of you. MACHINE SHOP . He's not sure what she's going to do there.. 224. perhaps to take her on a tour of the place.DAY. SCHINDLER Yes. Schindler nods. STERN It was a pleasure meeting you.

comes up with a particular pair and holds them proudly. Stern. He looks around the clinic. It works perfectly. crystal clear. in other circumstances. Schindler and Emilie sort pairs of prescription glasses from a parcel. Then dismisses the problem with a . he'd find less than reassuring: Jesus. a rare thing for him.BRINNLITZ CAMP . SCHINDLER They arrived.LATER .DAY. the Voice of London.He leaves. 227. rocket casings .apparently all of them have failed quality-control tests. INT. 225. Schindler sifts through the glasses still in the box. CLINIC . 226. Schindler nods soberly. INT.NIGHT. Schindler carefully slips the new glasses onto the accountant's face. straining to hear through heavy static a broadcast by the BBC. the tank shells. his heart exposed and in flames. standing near a picture on the wall which. 227. Pfefferberg plugs it into an outlet and switches it on. 225. a sketchy report of an Eastern offensive by Allied Russian forces. As a camp doctor attends to sufferers of dysentery. BARRACKS . Stern comes in. The artillery shells. eventually settling on Emilie. shipped from Cracow.DAY. In a quiet corner of the clinic. STERN We need to talk. CLINIC . SCHINDLER Stern. A waltz. 226. a group of workers including Pfefferberg huddle in a corner around the radio. A very angry complaint. Schindler concentrates on the disquieting news Stern has brought him: STERN We've received a complaint from the Armaments Board. can you believe it? Stern allows himself a smile. shrug. In a male barracks. INT. Not quite sure what he's seeing is real STERN They arrived.BRINNLITZ CAMP .

(Schindler doesn't deny it) I don't think that's a good idea. STERN They're withholding payment. So would you. this is a precise business. We'll pass them off as ours. SCHINDLER Fewer shells will be made. SCHINDLER (pause) No? Stern slowly shakes his head 'no. You don't? SCHINDLER I do. That's one difference.SCHINDLER Well. STERN There's a rumor you've been going around miscalibrating the machines. We'll get it right one of these days. Stern's not sure he sees the logic. into the hearts and heads of Germany's enemies. These are start-up problems. that's to be expected. STERN I know what you're saying. So would I. find out where we can buy shells and buy them. . I'll write them a letter. I wouldn't worry about it. but I don't see the difference. This isn't pots and pans. SCHINDLER Well. I see a difference. Call around. They have to understand. they'll still eventually reach their intended destination. Whether the shells are manufactures here or elsewhere. STERN You'll lose money. in agreement it seems. sure. SCHINDLER All right. But Stern is worried about it. Schindler eventually nods.' STERN They could close us down.

frustrated. Workers. SCHINDLER (O. who is striding toward him. That is a lie. The main one. though.which seems a certainty . throws it at him. LIEPOLD He sabotaged the machine. Silence. hating the situation he has created. Instead. he yells to Liepold Shoot him. Liepold is torn. if this factory ever produces a shell that can actually be fired . . 228.DAY. Schindler glances to the boy. and yells LIEPOLD Department W does not forbid my presence on the factory floor. both and Schindler begin t settle down.S. He waves a document at Schindler. doesn't lower the gun. His finger is on the trigger.) Liepold swings the gun around at the voice. trying to reduce the likelihood of getting hit by a stray bullet when Liepold fires on the boy . As the moments without a blast stretch out. SCHINDLER Shoot him! He Liepold is so startled by the command. A nineteen year old boy with his hands in the air stands terrified before Commandant Liepold and the revolver he wields. Then at the silent Hilo beside him. pointing at the boy. I'll be very unhappy.scramble out of the way. To the boy. he doesn't shoot. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . Schindler doesn't bother picking it up.nods. Hey. INT. Come on. too terrified to speak. pointing it for a moment at Schindler.That's another difference. either. Then: The only one Schindler SCHINDLER Stern. cares about.. 228. then aims the barrel back at the boy's head. SCHINDLER Shoot him without a hearing.. Part of it is blackened from an electrical fire. concerned SCHINDLER The machine's broken? The boy.

Liepold.NIGHT. I switched it on and it blew up. and back to the boy. stands before the court. JANEK I did adjust the pressure controls.LIEPOLD The prisoner is under the jurisdiction of Section D. you shouldn't be here. looks to the panel. INT. at least not on him. studies the boy solemn-faced. Eventually. Schindler. Schindler dismisses the defensive comment with a wave of his hand and gets up. and an attractive German girl. Gone tonight is Schindler's usual shop-floor familiarity. to refute it. JANEK I'm unfamiliar with the Hilo machines. He seems almost distraught by the destruction of the machine. 229. Janek. He comes around and paces slowly before the boy. The "saboteur. I'll preside over the hearing. . 229. a "judicial table" has been set up. I don't know why I was assigned there." the boy. FACTORY . At it sit Schindler. Janek dares to speak again Sir? JANEK He Schindler glances up at him distractedly. Schindler stops. SCHINDLER If you're not skilled at armaments work. JANEK I'm a lathe operator. All I did was turn it on. I didn't do anything. Liepold glances to him. SCHINDLER The machine is under the authorization of the Armaments Inspectorate. Commandant Liepold was watching me trying to figure it out. a stenographer. two other SS officers. I will preside over the hearing. but he has no documentation. SCHINDLER But the machine. In the machine-tool section. Liepold isn't sure that's correct.

typing again.BRINNLITZ . He's stunned. 231. Him anyway. SCHINDLER Get him out of my sight. He feels out of place. Somebody had set the pressure controls wrong. good of you to come. The other guests include local politicians who fought and failed to keep his camp out of Brinnlitz. Fortunately. They probably are. Schindler's hand comes up again and Janek recoils. 230. a man in uniform. He roars SCHINDLER The stupidity of these people. expecting another blow. A guard escorts the prisoner away. 231. RASCH Oskar. I had to adjust Schindler slams the back of his hand so hard across Janek's face.NIGHT. Whenever his glance meets one of theirs. a feeling he's not accustomed to. INT. I never miss a party. approaches cheerfully.NIGHT. Is that it? Schindler faces them and groans in dismay. Police Chief Rasch. his hand outstretched. 230. SCHINDLER (to Emilie) Isn't this nice. INT. they smile tightly. I wish they were capable of sabotaging a machine. my wife Emilie. Schindler and Emilie. Liepold at his desk. SCHINDLER Are you kidding. the boy almost falls. HOUSE . The panel members glance among themselves. .What? SCHINDLER JANEK I know that much about them. They've never seen such violence from the Direktor. This time there is no doubt he is composing a letter denouncing Schindler. Schindler manages to hold it. someone Schindler can relate to. stand around like unwanted guests at the party. It's not at all nice. LIEPOLD'S QUARTERS . So are the others at the table. her arm in his.

RASCH Thank you. RASCH Oh. RASCH Your husband's a very generous man. RASCH (pause. The man lives well. except that the statement requires some elaboration. INT. aren't we. Schindler goes off in search of the bartender. the sounds filtering in. 232. 232. Rasch calmly nurses his drink.LATER .NIGHT. RASCH'S STUDY . I'd like my wife to have that chance. you don't have a drink? SCHINDLER (to Emilie) Rasch Wine? She nods. his eyes revealing nothing of what's going on behind them. My civilian engineers. My secretary. It is nice. EMILIE (wry) He's always been. Beyond the closed doors. God. SCHINDLER I need guns. watches after him. the party continues. Big. .RASCH How do you do? EMILIE You have a lovely home. SCHINDLER One of these days the Russians are going to show up unannounced at my gate. philosophically) We're losing the war. SCHINDLER I need a drink. I'd like the chance to defend myself. Rasch and Schindler sharing cognac in the privacy of the Police Chief''s study. then.

puzzled.SCHINDLER It kind of looks that way. Pfefferberg smiles. Poldek Pfefferberg holds up a pistol. From high above the factory.. SCHINDLER Above the rim of the tank. MACHINE SHOP . lowers the gun. Stern stares up. INT. Then disappears. Schindler's head appears. but he just can't. 234.DAY. Rasch smiles faintly. Stern can be seen among the machines talking with a worker. SCHINDLER (calmly) Careful. He tries hard to pretend the girl isn't there. points it. comes to a large water tank near the workshop ceiling. Schindler and the blonde stenographer from the trial..NIGHT. INT. 233. as are officials throughout much of Europe. he's familiar. lolling in the steaming water. . an old carbine. rifles. He reaches a shaky landing high above the machines. FACTORY . (long pause) I'd be grateful. 233. RASCH (blithely) Pistols? SCHINDLER Pistols. Excuse me. Only Stern. climbs. with the gratitude of Oskar Schindler. Stern. navigates the primitive catwalks with great care. STERN Neither Schindler nor the blonde seems the least bit embarrassed. 234. with trepidation. Stern climbs a set of rungs on the tank. amid rising steam. carbines . He locates a ladder that connects the shop-floor to a series of overhead planks and. feels its weight. The man points up and returns to his work. reaches the top and finds inside. kneels beside an open crate of weapons: a couple of revolvers and rifles.BRINNLITZ CAMP . Yes.

. what is it? Schindler floats over closer to him.) MACHINE SHOP . slight smile. from inside the boxcar as the doors slide open. The doors begin to slide. 236. There are patches of snow on the ground. no. what.DAY. Sledge hammers pound at locks. Finally. in the gruesome cold. 237. concentrating. blue flame. A cold wind blows through bare trees. And a slight.. Pfefferberg steps back. EXT. white steam. pull at levers. He turns from his work to the voice. stark against the winter landscape. stand Schindler. some workers and some SS guards. Emilie. 237. SCHINDLER Why. 235. just stares off. a gambler's philosophical smile upon being purged of his wealth. INT. Silence except for the gently lapping water. SCHINDLER No. waits for him to report whatever it is he has come to report. watching. Poldek.DAY.. am I broke? Stern glances away.STERN I'll talk to you later. Pfefferberg's eyes behind the mask again.DAY. 235. appears on Schindler's face. a lone boxcar. Half-joking - In the distance.BRINNLITZ CAMP . SCHINDLER No. waiting. Tight on Poldek Pfefferberg's eyes behind a welder's mask.O. RURAL BRINNLITZ . welding torch in his hand. quietly STERN Do you have any money I don't know about? Hidden away someplace? Schindler thinks long and hard . doesn't answer. The torch firing at ice as hard as metal. Around the abandoned boxcar. leans closer. RURAL BRINNLITZ . Hands Out of darkness. a doctor. SCHINDLER (V. EXT. 236.

OUTSIDE BRINNLITZ 238. SCHINDLER It's been suggested I cremate them in my furnaces. he seems relatively empathic. The priest knows that. perhaps. As a human being I will not. an alternative He offers convince PRIEST There's an area beyond the church reserved for the burial of suicides. They In a corner of the factory. Beyond a country church. others hoist the coffins into them. workers hammer at pine lumber. are building coffins. 239. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . walk Schindler and a priest. He stares for an interminable moment before walking slowly away. a tableau: the boxcar. EXT. a pyramid of corpses. frozen white. 240.DAY. expecting. Inside the boxcar is a tangle of limbs.Schindler's face is revealed. 240. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . 239. the workers and guards and Emilie outside it.DAY. EXT. SCHINDLER These are victims of a great murder. As a Catholic I will not. watching. Schindler is there. As workers harness horses to carts. SCHINDLER These aren't suicides. . 238. Schindler. CATHOLIC CEMETERY . tight. INT. He glances up at one of the guard towers. DAY. among the stone markers of a small cemetery. But he also knows that the provisions of Canon Law regarding who can and cannot be buried in consecrated ground are narrow. off to himself several steps away. to be felled by a bullet. all of them still as statues. The priest nods. From a distance. Maybe I can the parish council to allow them to be buried there.

inexplicably. EXT. Alone down there he seems disoriented. 246. 244. Around him walk a minyan . Schindler. 245. 241. The old suit he wears seems too big for him. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . Then another. 243. And another. in spirit they are all walking alongside the carts. Work continues. at a window.DAY. Amon Goeth. Then. . INT. BRINNLITZ CAMP . The roar of a machine suddenly. glances down. It's a nice place Oskar's got here. CATHOLIC CEMETERY .ANOTHER DAY. dies. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . Beyond the wire.a quorum of ten males necessary for the rite. 245. INT. sweep across the fortified compound with envy. 243. Stern. gravely STERN What's he doing here? Schindler appears beside Stern. but it's apparent in their eyes they are only physically here. His eyes.DAY.241. stares down at Goeth beside his car. EXT. Just beyond the perimeter of the Catholic cemetery.SAME TIME . sallow from inadequate sleep. 244. there is only a low breathing of wind. Goeth. INT. 242. A few guards lag behind. EXT. standing at the main power panel. one great moral force. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . SCHINDLER Probably looking for a handout.DAY.BRINNLITZ FACTORY SAME TIME .DAY. Rabbi Levartov leads the horse-drawn carts. he's lost weight. pulls the last of the switches.DAY. Softly. 242. in civilian clothes. emerges from a car. 246. and the factory plunges into absolute silence. the minyan quickly and quietly recites Kaddish over the dead as their coffins are lowered into individual graves. OFFICE .

He turns in disbelief. One of the workers has spit on him. then glances up gratefully to his friend. 248. 247.. knitting needles in her hands. his medals. to the holster he forgets isn't there. 247. He looks to Schindler. leads him across the shop-floor. the resolve in their eyes. his arm around the killer's shoulder as if he were a long lost brother. Is this a dream? SCHINDLER I'll discipline him later. OFFICES. he glances around for SS guards . The ex-Oberstrumfuhrer touches the fabric gently. who aren't there. INT. Beyond the frosted glass of Schindler's office door. They make my workers nervous. Goeth comes through the factory again carrying the suitcase.Amon Goeth crossing through the factory. sets it on his desk. Then again at the worker who spit. INT. 249.. Schindler at his side. INT. and sense he has no power anywhere. Warmed by cognac and friendship. Goeth's uniforms. Schindler good-naturedly throws an arm around Goeth's shoulder . BRINNLITZ FACTORY . Stern can see the wavering forms of the two Nazi Party members sharing cognac and stories. Schindler takes an old suitcase from his office closet. Silence as his hand drops to his side. GOETH Thank you. But it isn't a fly. 249. His own eyes drift to a woman with yarn in her lap.DAY. thoroughly confused.BRINNLITZ FACTORY . and whispers GOETH Where are the guards? SCHINDLER The guards aren't allowed on the factory floor. Schindler.DAY. Goeth's hand comes up to his cheek as if to brush away a bothersome fly. OUTER OFFICES . steering him to some degree. They know he has no power here. BRINNLITZ FACTORY .DAY. snaps it open revealing clothes. Then at other workers. Goeth stares at him bewildered.Workers glance up at a horrible apparition from the pit of their foulest dreams . 248. proudly pointing out to him the huge thundering Hilo machines.

Tension and uncertainty surround them. you'll begin the process of looking for survivors of your families. After six long years of murder. 251. WORKER'S BARRACKS . GUARDS' BARRACKS . echoing and fading in the factory. one at a window peering out at the black face of a forest as if expecting. All twelve hundred workers and all the guards are gathered for the first time on the factory floor. straining to hear. SCHINDLER It's time the guards came into the factory. Workers. INT. It is not his intention to elicit celebration. The workers watch as the two Germans disappear out the factory doors.252. At midnight tonight the war is over. some on their bunks just staring. 253. 251. INT. 250.and leads him away. his words.NIGHT.EVENING. 250. In many cases you won't find them. SCHINDLER Tomorrow. like the guards. He turns and walks away. A guard slowly turns the dial of a radio. at any moment. 253. none of them lasting more than a moment. the idiosyncratic voice of Winston Churchill. The two men considering each other across the threshold.SAME TIME . mired in static.SAME TIME .EVENING. Most of the guards are straining to hear the news they've been fearing for some time now. Depression hangs over the barracks. faint. The dial finds. finding and losing in static several different voices in several languages. Then SCHINDLER The unconditional surrender of Germany has just been announced. Schindler on Liepold's doorstep. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . INT. . echo the doubts they all feel. It's ominously quiet. to see Russian or American troops appear. Indeed. Another radio. Radio static filters out from Liepold's room. 252.EVENING. The word "Eisenhower" cuts through before the speaker's voice is buried again. victims are being mourned throughout the world. INT. LIEPOLD'S QUARTERS .

wives beside husbands. something terrible SCHINDLER In memory of the countless victims among your people. Schindler has never stood still so long in his life.the elderly. I'm a profiteer of slave labor. though. mourning the many dead. Or is he attempting to adjust reality. but rather like simple statements of fact: SCHINDLER I'm a member of the Nazi party. who. drifting slowly across the faces of the workers . his head bowed. the lame. the Brinnlitz camp has been one long sustained confidence game. I have to flee. always seems to happen. and I hope you'll forgive me. I ask us to observe three minutes of silence. and others among you. dying SCHINDLER We've survived. Schindler turns his attention back to the workers. (glancing away) Thank you. That worries the becomes clear. he's thanking guards. Thank your fearless Stern. thanking them. and. to destroy the SS as combatants. He's looking at the guards. Thank yourselves. silent at the close of the noisiest of wars.Not by Untersturmfuhrer Liepold. which thoroughly confuses the workers. have faced death every moment. that both as a prison and a manufacturing enterprise. He does now. Some of you have come up to me and thanked me. In the quite. At midnight. . After which time. Just when they thought they knew where his sentiments lay. He stands with his men. You've behaved humanely here. You should be proud. (pause) I'll remain with you until five minutes after midnight. I'm a criminal. they remain inscrutable. not at all like a confession. SCHINDLER You've shown extraordinary discipline. you will be free and I will be hunted. to lift his rifle and fire. worrying about you. families together . I'm a munitions manufacturer. Whenever he leaves. framed by his giant Hilo machines. to alter the self-image of both the guards and the prisoners? Moving across the SS men's faces. if it wasn't before. teenagers. children beside their parents. in the silence.

. waiting it seems. His ragtag irregulars do the same.which he has received from his superiors . LEVARTOV We've written a letter trying to explain things. long silence. . at attention.. Deserted. some distance away from his Mercedes. Finally.. stand all twelve hundred workers. The perimeter dispose of the population of this camp. 255. Every workers has signed it. EXT. Pfefferberg tightens his grip on the pistol under his coat. And return to your families as men instead of murderers. BRINNLITZ CAMP . As Schindler and his wife cross the courtyard to the car. Schindler and Emilie emerge from his quarters.NIGHT. who appears ready to give it. as they have from the moment they arrived here tonight. He is more an oddity than a threat. Apprehension spreads across the factory like a wave. Stern and Levartov approach. In the dark. 254. And another. SCHINDLER I know you've received orders from our Commandant . The rabbi hands him some papers. the rest of their ersatz "arsenal" concealed behind a machine. SCHINDLER Or .. The A watchtower. are all looking at him.When he finally does look up he sees that he is the last to do so. Then another. They're all here.BRINNLITZ CAMP . Another. And he knows it. To the guards: SCHINDLER Now would be the time to do it.NIGHT. few of which he recognizes. Abandoned. one of the guards slowly lowers his rifle. The guards hold their weapons. you could leave. 255. breaks ranks and walks away. The faces. 254. When the last is gone. No sentries. He appears more an oddity than a threat. COURTYARD . EXT. (he shrugs) . each carrying a small suitcase. Liepold. He turns to speak to the guards along the wall again. guard barracks. The SS is long gone. Long. In case you're captured. the workers consider Liepold. And another. to be given the official order from their Commander. This is your opportunity. He turns and leaves.

nods his thanks. Thank you.. I don't know. from his wife. the tears coming. a gold band. STERN It's Hebrew.. SCHINDLER .. begging them to forgive him for not doing more... STERN Oskar.Schindler sees a list of signatures beginning below the typewritten text and continuing for several pages.. you have no idea. from the car.' Schindler slips the ring onto a finger. SCHINDLER I didn't do enough.. if I'd just . Schindler notices an inscription inside it. STERN There will be generations because of what you did.. If I'd just . Stern.. there are twelve hundred people who are alive because of you. STERN You did so much. It says. I could've got more. from the workers. saves the world. Schindler starts to lose it.. SCHINDLER It's Stern steps forward and places a ring in Schindler's hand.I threw away so much money.. admires it a moment.. then seems to withdraw. Schindler steps away from him. He can't.. He pockets it. Look at them. like a wedding ring. SCHINDLER If I'd made more money . SCHINDLER (to himself) I could've got more out . Stern isn't sure he heard right. The look on Schindler's face as his eyes sweep across the faces of the workers is one of apology. too.. this new list of names. if I'd just . 'Whoever saves one life. SCHINDLER (to himself) I could've got more .

One more. SCHINDLER They killed so many people . they're met by Pfefferberg and some other workers.then turns around and rolls back into the forest. can make little sense of it. One more. This is gold. 258. Eventually.SAME TIME . BRINNLITZ CAMP . Stern can be seen down below. and Schindler and Emilie climb into the Mercedes. ten more I could've got. the emotion he's been holding in for years spilling out. rifles slung over their shoulders. He would've given me two for it. from his lapel and holds it out to Stern pathetically. No one seems to know what else to do. BRINNLITZ . Why did I keep the car? Ten people.. 257. . many of the workers mill around the yard. 256. EXT. Two more people. A panzer emerges from the treeline well beyond the wire of the camp and just sits there growling like a beast. From above. EXT.DAY. (looking around) This pin He rips the elaborate Hakenkreus. BRINNLITZ . the guilt consuming him. SCHINDLER Two people. 256.. One more person.NIGHT. Below. And drives away. He completely breaks down. trying to comfort Schindler. right there. Reaching the wire. It slowly pulls out through the gates of the camp. they separate. weeping too. Stern. At least one. weeping convulsively. a couple of workers. (Stern.This car. 257. from a watchtower. waiting to be liberated. Some Czech partisans emerge from the forest.NIGHT. EXT. They come down the hill and casually approach the camp. For this. Suddenly it fires a shell at nothing in particular. Goeth would've bought this car.. Through the fence PARTISAN It's all over. having witnessed the tank's display of impotent might. From a watchtower. the swastika. at the night . embraces him) They killed so many people . I could've gotten one more person I didn't.. A person. exhibition of random spite . He would've given me one.

He climbs onto his motorcycle. 261.DAWN. addresses the hundreds of workers standing at the fence: RUSSIAN You have been liberated by the Soviet Army. The others climb onto theirs. 259. NCO IN CHARGE Thank you very much. in a loud voice. He reaches the camp.LATER . tattered coat. Hello? SS NCO Several Shapes materialize out of the darkness within the camp. we're staying here. And drive away. it becomes apparent to the workers assembling on the camp yard. Until then PFEFFERBERG When the Russians arrive. The NCO in charge lines the gas cans neatly back up against the wire. Five headlights appear out of the night. . The partisan shrugs. BRINNLITZ CAMP . As he draws nearer. EXT. emerges from the forest. BRINNLITZ CAMP . EXT. They turn onto the road leading to the camp gate and park. rope for reins. the riders shutting off the engines. 260. As the cyclists fill their tanks with gasoline borrowed from the camp. 261.NIGHT. A lone Russian officer on horseback. and wanders back toward the trees with his friends. five motorcycles marked with the SS Death's-head insignia. EXT. 259. the workers keep their rifles pointed at them. the Russian's feet in stirrups nearly touching the ground beneath the animal's skinny abdomen. that the horse is a mere pony. 260. Suit yourself. climbs easily down from the horse and. PFEFFERBERG PARTISAN (pause) So what are you doing? You're free to go home.We know.NIGHT. BRINNLITZ CAMP . armed and dangerous Jews.

. WORKER Have you been in Poland? RUSSIAN I just came from Poland. WORKER Are there any Jews left? The Russian has to think. a great moving crowd coming forward. Finally RUSSIAN What's wrong? A few of the workers come out from behind the fence to talk with him. EXT. 262.DAY. and climbs back onto his pony to leave. to go home. (pause) I wouldn't go west either if I were you. WORKER Where should we go? RUSSIAN I don't know. to leave. and the town. 262. 'no. BRINNLITZ . in front of them. "METAL POLISHER" on a form.. All twelve hundred of them. behind them. Eventually he shrugs. He shrugs and gives his little horse a kick in the ribs. WORKER We could use some food. crosses the land laying between the camp. Tight on the FACE of one of the MEN. Tight on A PEN scratching out the words. He waits for them to move. The quiet hamlet of Brinnlitz sits there against the mountains not half a mile away. they hate you there. But the idea that they could simply walk over there is completely foreign to them. glances off. The Russian looks confused. Tight on TYPEWRITER KEYS rapping his NAME.This is it? This one man? The workers wait for him to say more. Don't go east.' not that he saw. RUSSIAN Isn't that a town over there? Of course it is. The Russian rides away. that's for sure.

FRANKFURT . A woman's face. The elegant clothes are gone but the familiar smile remains. PFEFFERBERG How's it going? SCHINDLER Things are great. Pen scratching out "MACHINIST. The pen scratching out "LATE OPERATOR." Tight on his FACE in the crowd." Face. Tight on a man's face. "JOURNALIST. Tight on the face of a woman in the moving crowd. come on in. SCHINDLER Hey. HARD CUT TO: 263. we'll have a PFEFFERBERG I mean where have you been? Nobody's seen you around for a while. "TEACHER.Tight on the KEYS typing." Keys typing "MUSICIAN. Face. EXT. how you doing? It's Poldek Pfefferberg out in the hall. PFEFFERBERG What are you doing? SCHINDLER I'm having a drink. Face. but he's not far from it. Pen scratching out "ELECTRICIAN." Face. "PAINTER. The keys typing her name. Schindler isn't penniless." His face. APARTMENT BUILDING . Name." Face.DUSK. Things don't look so great. living alone in the one room behind him." Face." The keys typing "PHYSICIAN." Face. "SECRETARY. "NURSE. drink. "JUDGE. A street of apartment buildings in a working class neighborhood of the city." Tight on her face. 264." Face. things are great." typing "MERCHANT.DUSK (1955). "DRAFTSMAN." Face. 263. The door to a modest apartment opens revealing Oskar Schindler. . INT. Keys "CARPENTER. Face." Face. 264. Good. His name.

He comes back out with a nice bottle of wine in his hand. The legend below appears: AMON GOETH WAS ARRESTED AGAIN. turns around and goes back in. and. as he and Pfefferberg disappear down the stairs together He comes back out with a nice bottle of wine in his hand. Pfefferberg waits out in the hall as Schindler disappears inside for a minute. have some dinner. and. AND INVITED TO PLANT A TREE IN THE AVENUE OF THE RIGHTEOUS. AND MARRIAGE. HE WAS HANGED IN CRACOW FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. that'd be nice. GIVING THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST SALUTE. AFTER THE WAR IN 1958. OSKAR SCHINDLER FAILED AT SEVERAL BUSINESSES. PFEFFERBERG I thought maybe you'd like to come over. IT GROWS THERE STILL. PFEFFERBERG'S VOICE SCHINDLER Yeah. Yeah? coat. let me get my . steps out into the hall.SCHINDLER (puzzled) I've been here. Schindler reappears wearing a coat. some of the people are coming over. WHILE A PATIENT IN AN SANITARIUM AT BAD TOLZ. as he and Pfefferberg disappeaer down the stairs together SCHINDLER'S VOICE Mila's good? PFEFFERBERG'S VOICE She's good. forgets something. SCHINDLER'S VOICE Kids are good? Let's stop at a store on the way so I can buy them something. HE WAS DECLARED A RIGHTEOUS PERSON BY THE COUNCIL OF THE YAD VASHEM IN JERUSALEM. I guess I haven't been out.

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

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