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Screenplay by STEVEN ZAILLIAN Based on the novel by THOMAS KENEALLY Directed by STEVEN SPIELBERG
First Revision March, 1990
IN BLACK AND WHITE:
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 bestlooking woman in the place. LIEUTENANT Do I know him? His sergeant doesn't. His girlfriend doesn't.
LIEUTENANT Find out who he is. The sergeant makes his way over to Schindler's table. There's a handshake and introductions before - and the lieutenant, watching, can't believe it - his guy accepts the chair Schindler's dragging over. The lieutenant waits, but his man doesn't come back; he's forgotten already he went there for a reason. Finally, and it irritates the SS man, he has to get up and go over there. LIEUTENANT Stay here. His girlfriend watches him cross toward Schindler's table. Before he even arrives, Schindler is up and berating him for leaving his date way over there across the room, waving at the girl to come join them, motioning to waiter to slide some tables together. WAITERS ARRIVE WITH PLATES OF CAVIAR and another round of drinks. 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. A
SCHINDLER Are you Itzhak Stern? At the door of this apartment, a man with the face and manner of a Talmudic scholar, finally nods in resignation, like his number has just come up. STERN I am. 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
do whatever they want. EXT. They can trade it on the black market.DAY. But not to A mason trowels mortar onto a brick. Stern. CRACOW . I'd own it. Silence. . STERN Pots and pans. it sounds more than fair to him. EXT. 9. Stern studies him. STREET . SCHINDLER (nodding) Something they can hold in their hands.NIGHT. everybody's happy.CRACOW . ST. 7. He crosses a street past German soldiers and trucks and climbs the steps of St. the image DRAINS OF COLOR. Jews. Under lights. just dressed better than most. STERN (pause) Jews can no longer own businesses. This man is nothing more than a salesman with a salesman's pitch. He shrugs.of his cognac. 7. that's why this one's for sale. SCHINDLER Investors. yeah. I'd pay them back in product. A young man emerges from an alley pocketing his Jewish armband. a crew of brick-layers is erecting a ten-foot wall where a street once ran unimpeded. 8.DAY. they wouldn't own it. sir. SCHINDLER (a slow knowing nod) They should be. placid as a large dog. INT. STERN I don't know anybody who'd be interested in that. 9. MARY'S CATHEDRAL . As he taps it into a place and scrapes off the excess cement. SCHINDLER Well. Mary's cathedral. 8.
he pockets his little notepad and intones a response to the priest's prayer. all but ignoring Pfefferberg. pockets it. crosses himself as he gets up. GOLDBERG This is not my problem. GOLDBERG You asked for shoe polish. Pfefferberg shows him a container of shoe polish he takes from his pocket. PFEFFERBERG Look it up. and.A dark and cavernous place.it broke. and I'm going to tell them. greatly put upon. GOLDBERG (pause) So I'm responsible for the weather? PFEFFERBERG I asked for metal. bored GOLDBERG What's that? PFEFFERBERG You don't recognize it? Maybe that's because it's not what I asked for. and leaves. GOLDBERG Metal. PFEFFERBERG This is not your problem? Everybody wants to know who I got it from. Poldek Pfefferberg. But by the time it got there because of the cold . you gave me glass. and slides in next to another young man. PFEFFERBERG My buyers sold it to a guy who sold it to the Army. kneels. crosses himself. The young Polish Jew from the street. Lots of empty pews. A priest performing Mass to scattered parishioners. He flips the pad closed. going over notes scribbled on a little pad inside a missal. . Whispered. Goldberg glances to Pfefferberg for the first time. takes out his little notepad again and makes a notation in it. the whole truckload. Goldberg doesn't bother. Goldberg.
. he just keeps looking over at Pfefferberg's shirt. waits for him to leave so he can finish his business with Pfefferberg . The clerk puts the money away. This is my commission. is about to hand over to Pfefferberg some outlawed Polish notes from an envelope when Schindler comes in from the street. Nor does he appear to hear the short burst of muffled gunfire that erupts from somewhere up the street. PFEFFERBERG That's a nice shirt. Pfefferberg underlines figures on a little notepad of his own PFEFFERBERG Let's say this is what you give me. But there's something guileless about it. PFEFFERBERG You have any idea what a shirt like this costs? SCHINDLER Nice things cost money. Pfefferberg nods. Yeah. SCHINDLER You don't know where I could find a shirt like that.DAY. HOTEL . The clerk tries to discourage Pfefferberg from pursuing this transaction with just a look.10. It's not wise doing business with a German who could have you arrested for no reason whatsoever.' let that be the end of it. gets Schindler his room key. thanks. PFEFFERBERG Like this? SCHINDLER (nodding) There's nothing in the stores. but Schindler doesn't leave. The clerk. the collar. Both are wearing their armbands. the desk clerk. INT. Pfefferberg knows he should say 'no. Pfefferberg ignores it. Pfefferberg at the front desk of a sleepy hotel with another black market middleman.. satisfied with the figures. 10. at the cuffs. and waits for Schindler to leave. These are fees I have to pay some guys.. but he doesn't. This is what I bring you back in Occupation currency.
The clerk tries to tell Pfefferberg again with a look that this isn't smart. 11. the reception guests drink and eat at tables set up on an expansive lawn. GARDEN . As Oberfuhrer Scherner and his daughter. rather his attention and affections are directed to the blonde next to him. CZURDA The SS doesn't own the trains. in a wedding gown. it doesn't matter . Whether it's a passenger car or a livestock car. PFEFFERBERG How many? SCHINDLER I don't know. somebody's got to pay. Pfefferberg glances to the desk clerk and offers a shrug. That's a good color. Other SS and Army officers share the table with Czurda. and he knows it. waiting for Pfefferberg to nod when it's enough. As he writes down the information. As he writes SCHINDLER I'm going to need some other things. He hands over the money and Pfefferberg hands over his notepad. PFEFFERBERG Write down your measurements. grays. you have to see. nice blue shirt. more. only he doesn't seem to be paying attention. ten or twelve. CZURDA So you got thousands of fares that have to be paid. Dark blues. in this instance at least.which.SCHERNER'S RESIDENCE CRACOW . he'll let it go. Since it's the SS that's reserved the trains. The look Schindler gives him lets him know that he's trying to hustle a hustler. go down to the station and see this. You have to set aside an afternoon. by the way. Ingrid. but Pfefferberg keeps pushing it. dance to the music of a quartet on a bandstand. too. He's being overcharged. EXT. logically they should pay. (pause) The Jews. 11. They're the ones riding the . Schindler. but that. Schindler takes out his money and begins peeling off bills. But this is a lot of money. jacket.DAY. As things come up.
STOREFRONT . pastries. But then - . and pockets the difference. A neighborhood place. saddled-up. takes the reins from the stable boy. OWNER I go to the bank. couple of tables. they're beautiful. INT. they should pay. 12.CRACOW . Scherner.trains. Schindler gets up from the table. 12. Max Redlicht. they can't get to their money either. SCHINDLER There's nothing more sacred than marriage. sees something odd across the yard. He's never heard of such a thing. Now I see that everybody's arguing. I wish you all the best. So you got Jews paying their own fares to ride on cattle cars to God knows where. Bread. There you have it. MAX REDLICHT This is true? OWNER I'll take you there. It's really a bad deal. Max looks at the man not without sympathy. They pay the SS full fare. being led into the garden by a stable boy. Big smiles. He glances off. the SS turns around. they tell me my account's been placed in Trust. hands one set to the bride and the other to the groom. Scherner hails a photographer. No happier an occasion than one's wedding day. I go in. At one sits owner and a well-dressed man in his seventies. whose Trust? The Germans'. As the guy comes over with his camera. Flash. I look around. He shrugs. Two horses. so does just about everybody else. his wife and daughter and son-in-law stare at the horses. In Trust? What are they talking about. Scherner insists Schindler pose with the astonished bride and groom.DAY. pays the railroad a reduced excursion fare. SCHINDLER (to Ingrid) Excuse me. Brilliant. Schindler appears.
they fear him. Come on. The rabbi finally does it. One by one then they file past and spit on the scroll. the gangster doesn't. 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. they are an elite and wild bunch. spit on it. EXT. browsing in store windows. The owner of the place just stares at Redlicht. STARAR BOZNICA SYNAGOGUE SAME TIME . the rabbi and Max Redlicht hesitate. Just as he's passing a synagogue. with the beards and sidelocks. People inside and out nod hello. some men in long overcoats cross the street. including Max Redlicht. The last two.. after a long tense silence. MAX REDLICHT . Several non-Orthodox Jews from the street. The Nazis have taken your money.. Einsatzgruppen. The Sabbath prayers of a congregation of Orthodox Jews are interrupted by a commotion at the rear of the ancient temple. the others. but they despise him. I want you to walk past. a chair. INT. 14. They exchange a glance. silently check with their rabbi. Max strolls along the sidewalk. That's what you're saying. 13. we're all too sophisticated for this.DAY. one of six Special Chivalrous Duty squads assigned to Cracow. So because they've done this to you. MAX REDLICHT That makes sense to you? The man doesn't answer. and stand over there. are being herded inside by the Einsatz Boys.MAX REDLICHT Let me understand. 13. He watches Max get up and cross to the front door where he says something to two of his guys and leaves. you expect me to go unpaid. 14. CRACOW STREET . They're made to stand before the Ark in two lines: Orthodox and non. a loaf of bread .DAY. No one does anything for a moment. The guys come in and start carting out anything of any value: cash register. The liberals from the street seem to say with their eyes.
In BLACK AND WHITE and absolute silence. a suitcase thrown from a second story window arcs slowly through the air. 15. 15. This is unexpected. MAX REDLICHT I've done some things .. amused. dragging mattresses over the bridge at Podgorze. He turns and walks away.I haven't been to temple must be fifty years. sir. there's only one who has the guts to say no? One? And he doesn't even believe? (no one. . . The Einsatz NCO glances from Max to the rabbi and smiles to himself.SOUND ON . EINSATZ NCO You. EINSATZ NCO What does this mean? Of all of you. CRACOW .and..DAY. are beneath his contempt. of course answer him) I come in here.. MAX REDLICHT (to the rabbi) You don't approve of the way I make my living? I'm a bad man. (to the rabbi) Nor have I been invited. The Einsatz NCO glances away to the others. I do bad things? Max admits it with a shrug.. spilling open . The other Einsatz Boys pull rifles and revolvers from their coats and open fire.. Silence. EXT. EINSATZ NCO The rest of you . this rift. He's dead before he hits the floor.. As it hits the pavement. He turns to Max. but I won't do this. And you do it? (pause) What won't you do? Nobody answers. I ask you to do something no one should ever ask. returning to COLOR Thousands of families pushing barrows through the streets of Kazimierz. I respect. He pulls out a revolver and shoots the old gangster in the head.
has somehow managed to elevate himself to a station of some authority. The little folding tables have been dragged out and set up again. 16. POLISH GIRL Goodbye.NIGHT. looking like they can't bear much more of it.he abets the Gestapo in their task of deciding who passes through the ghetto gate and who detours to the train station. Orthodox and liberal Jews wait to use the floor's single bathroom.NIGHT. sit some non-Orthodox businessmen. Some take it more soberly. SCHINDLER For each thousand you invest. Dismayed by each others' close proximity. 16. 18. flicks at Goldberg's OD armband with disgust. GOLDBERG Ghetto Police. GHETTO . 18. at the head of a line that seems to stretch back forever. EXT. Stern and Schindler. I'm a policeman now. GHETTO APARTMENT . 17. you take from the loading dock five hundred kilos of product a month . GHETTO GATE . and at them sit the clerks. Some wave. From the next apartment comes the liturgical solo of a cantor. Crowds of Poles line the sidewalks like spectators on a parade route. with his wife Mila.carrying kettles and fur coats and children on a mass forced exodus into the ghetto. of all people. They consider each other for a long moment before Pfefferberg leads his wife past Goldberg and into the ghetto. I can. 17. Jews. PFEFFERBERG What's this? Pfefferberg. can you believe it? PFEFFERBERG Yeah.to begin in July . INT. Armed with something more frightening than a gun . APARTMENT BUILDING. INT.a clipboard . as if sensing they may be next. In this apartment. Goldberg.DAY.
pockets it.and to continue for one year . One of the men eventually nods. Then another. Whether he's honest or not is impossible to say. SCHINDLER Not good enough? Look where you're living. Not anymore. he doesn't know either. pours a shot of cognac from his flask. Schindler lights a cigarette and waits for their answer. Which irritates him. Their glances to Stern don't help them. reaches for his top coat. INVESTOR 1 Money's still money. that's why we're here.DAY. 19. He lets them think about it. INVESTOR 1 Not good enough. . it isn't. who brought this group together and now sits at Schindler's side. I'm The It SCHINDLER I call this meeting? You told Stern you wanted to speak to me. Did Mr. Look where you've been put. INT. a contract? The investors study him. He's in. SCHINDLER No." (he almost laughs at the squalor) A couple of months ago. FACTORY FLOOR . that's our contract. (he shrugs) That's it. INVESTOR 2 How do we know you'll do what you say? SCHINDLER Because I said I would. The accountant declines. The silence in the room is filled by the muffled singing next door. "Not good enough. And another. you'd be right. offers it to Stern. doesn't come. Just a silence.after which time. He caps his flask. want. we're even. Now you want to negotiate? offer's withdrawn. What do you To be filed where? (he slips into his coat) I said what I'll do. This is not a manageable German. here.
Schindler. they get a little more. louder 22. growling louder. you pay it directly to the SS. proof that the carrier is an essential worker.DAY. starting the motor of a huge metal press. This is what you pay the Economic Office. EXT. It's less than what I would pay a Pole. the laborers themselves receive nothing. . the answer's clear to any fool. That's the point I'm trying to make. SCHINDLER Why should I hire Poles? 21.DAY. SCHINDLER But it's less.DAY. FACTORY FLOOR .SAME TIME . not to the worker. SCHINDLER What was that about the SS. is peering down at the lone technician making adjustments to the machine. THE GHETTO . the holy Blauschein. The machine whirs. UPSTAIRS OFFICE . The look on Schindler's face says. the . Well. what's to debate. ? STERN The Jewish worker's salary. At other folding tables other clerks pass summary judgment on hundreds of ghetto dwellers standing in long lines. PEACE SQUARE. To a yellow identity card with a sepia photograph a German clerk attaches a blue sticker. 22. 21. louder. at a wall of a windows.19. five for unskilled and women. louder. STERN The standard SS rate for Jewish skilled labor is seven Marks a day. Poles you pay wages. He gets nothing.. A red power button is pushed. Stern hesitates. the rate. 20.. INT. Are you listening? Schindler turns from the wall of glass to face his new accountant. INT. then nods. Generally. Poles cost more. 20. Another machine starting up.
DAY. 25. He hands over a piece of paper. The clerk takes a look. The teacher at the head of the line again. Schindler wanders around a large empty apartment. FACTORY FLOOR . INT. 23. is satisfied with it. 26. a lathe. . A technician points things out to the teacher and some others recruited by Stern. THE APARTMENT . stand over there. 25. but this time with Stern at his side. you know that.NIGHT. keeps glancing across the room to a particularly goodlooking Polish girl with another guy in uniform. CLERK Not essential work. CLERK Good. Another machine starting up. APARTMENT . Lots of SS in uniform. There's lots of light. TEACHER I'm a metal polisher. 23. windows looking out on a park. EXT.DAY. INT. The world's gone mad. SCHERNER I'd never ask you for money. louder. The same place full of furniture and people.DAY. PEACE SQUARE . brushes glue on the back of a Blauschein and sticks it to the man's work card. other "non-essential people" are climbing onto trucks bound for unknown destinations. Over there. Wine.TEACHER I'm a teacher. INT. glass bricks.LATER . modern lines. The teacher reluctantly relinquishes his place in line. 24. Girls. 24. Schindler. 26. drinking with Oberfuhrer Scherner. The motor grinds louder. The man tries to hand over documentation supporting the claim along with his Kennkarte to a German clerk.
They'd appreciate some kind of gesture from me.DAY. It's the others.I find it very awkward. let's have a good time.F. Men and pulleys hoist a big "F" up the side of the building. case he doesn't Just in They're the SCHINDLER I should send it to you. 29. 28.DAY. 27.E. Down below. EXT. SCHINDLER Done. it makes me very uncomfortable SCHINDLER No. FACTORY . The 27. . SS OFFICE . INT. It's right outside Schindler's office. look. favors .I don't even like talking about it money. they understand each other. The good-looking Polish girl from the party. letters D. appear on all of them. This girl has never typed in her life.F. Scherner at his desk initialing several Armaments contracts. Schindler watches as the letter is set into place D. ones causing these delays.DAY. SCHERNER What others? SCHINDLER Whoever. 28. though. The Flames ignite with a whoosh in one of the huge furnaces. FACTORY OFFICES . 29. Scherner nods. Klonowska. Scherner thinks he understands what Schindler's saying. Yes. don't you think? You can forward it on? I'd be grateful. FACTORY FLOOR . 30. They're the ones. 30.E. is shown to her desk by Stern. Lets not talk about it anymore. SCHERNER That'd be fine.DAY. INT. INT.
Few glance up from their work at Schindler. 34. PEACE SQUARE . the latches. A garage door slides open revealing a gleaming black Mercedes. turning back. 34. 33. Three hundred Jewish laborers. INT. He gestures to Stern. He comes over and puts the drink in Stern's hand. Schindler steps past Pfefferberg and. 32. Stern.CONTINUOUS . 32. EXT. work at the long tables. in full operation. Another. Schindler goes to the wall of windows. at a desk covered with ledgers. SCHINDLER Sit down. the big gold party pin stuck into his lapel. 33. The clerk affixes the all-important blue sticker to her work card. SCHINDLER'S OFFICE . to join him in his office. 31. and looks down at all the activity below. his favorite place in the world. FACTORY DAY . moving around the car. Another. Stern with a woman at the head of a line. 35. holds one out to Stern. as he moves through the place. come on. He pours two drinks from a decanter and. SCHINDLER Oh. CRACOW . Schinder groans. declines. EXT. The accountant follows Schindler into the office. his factory.DAY. INT.DAY. at the presses. the furnaces. carefully touches its smooth lines. of course.needle on a gauge slowly climbs. turning out field kitchenware and mess kits. 31. FACTORY . 35. his place. SCHINDLER . men and women.DAY. He climbs the stairs to the offices where several secretaries process Armaments orders. Another machine starts up.DAY.DAY. moves behind his desk and sits. INT.
KLONOWSKA Yes? A series of realizations is made by each of them. Opening it reveals a nice looking. Klonowska can be seen hurriedly gathering her things. A good doctor. SCHINDLER She's so embarrassed . Schindler drinks.MORNING. The first two . SCHINDLER You know what. catching the girl just as she looks up . SCHINDLER'S APARMENT . traipses past the remains of a party to the front door. INT. He dismisses them with a shrug.embarrassed. SCHINDLER Thank you. INT. you'd like her. Klonowska. please SCHINDLER What - . SCHINDLER'S APARTMENT . ending up with Klonowska looking ill. a forgiving priest and a clever accountant.he raises his glass to the accountant. 37. Schindler sets a cup of coffee down in front of his wife. Behind him. Stern slowly raises his glass. through a doorway. But the third . silently.My father was fond of saying you need three things in life.S. SCHINDLER (long sufferingly) Just pretend for Christ's sake.) Who is it? 37. quickly..look at her Emilie begrudges him a glance to the bedroom. Stern doesn't. nicely dressed woman. EMILIE Oskar. Stern's glass stays in his lap. he's never had much use for either. 36. wearing a man's silk robe.MORNING.. SCHINDLER (O. 36.
Schindler. It's wet and slick. he's proud of it. EMILIE You've done well here. KLONOWSKA It was a pleasure meeting you. though.Mrs. and the doorman helps her in. smiling to himself. 38. SCHINDLER'S APARTMENT BUILDING . the doorman offers Emilie his arm. 38. SCHINDLER You look great.NIGHT.NIGHT. Klonowska emerges from the bedroom thoroughly selfconscious. Schindler. Nodding to his date SCHINDLER Mrs. INT. clearly. That's what I'm saying. both of them looking great. 39. and perhaps the thing that keeps her from killing him now. A nice place. 39. Really? Schindler opens the passenger door of the Mercedes for his wife. . "No Jews or Dogs Allowed.EMILIE I don't have to like her just because you do. lets her out and returns to the table. He studies her. His face is complete innocence." The maitre 'd welcomes the couple warmly. EXT. Schindler sees her to the door. SCHINDLER You would. DOORMAN Careful of the pavement SCHINDLER . It's the first thing she fell in love with. It doesn't work that way. Goodbye. The doorman shoots a glance to Schindler that asks. He nods. Emilie's glancing around at the place. She shakes Emilie's limp hand. RESTAURANT . shakes Schindler's hand. They emerge from the building in formal clothes.
successful. It feels good.NIGHT. SCHINDLER What? EMILIE I feel like an old-fashioned couple.both have had a few . but she does know him. even as his eyes roam the room and find and meet the . He waits for her to guess what the thing is. but there was always something missing. sliding pastries onto china. Pressed against her . all this? A charade? SCHINDLER How could it be a charade? She doesn't know. INT.LATER . His looks says.The maitre 'd tries to bury his surprise. there's nothing I could have done about it.refilling a glass. I see now it wasn't me that was failing. Schindler lets her in on a discovery. this missing thing. 40. "Gloomy Sunday" from a combo on a stage.he can feel her laugh to herself. SCHINDLER There's no way I could have known this before. SCHINDLER War. He smiles. how can you not know? EMILIE Luck. In every business I tried. NIGHTCLUB . And it makes all the difference in the world between success and failure. 41. Even if I'd known what it was. it was this thing. And all these signs of apparent success just don't fit his profile. EMILIE It's not a charade. because you can't create this sort of thing. Schindler and Emilie dancing. RESTAURANT . INT. 41. It's so simple.NIGHT. No fewer than four waiters attend them . lighting Schindler's cigarette. He's almost 40. raking crumbs from the table with little combs.
CLERKS Your luggage will follow you. 43. 44.NIGHT. Schindler stares out at the lights of the city. D.F. he waves goodbye to her. EMILIE No. Schindler and Emilie lounging in bed. EMILIE Should I stay? SCHINDLER (pause) It's up to you. like jewels.E. Make sure it's clearly labeled. They look EMILIE Promise me no doorman or maitre 'd will presume I am anyone other than Mrs. . That's not it either. and I'll stay.the image turning BLACK AND WHITE. 43. as the train pulls away.eyes of a German girl dancing with another man. TRAIN STATION . LOADING DOCK .soldiers and clerks supervising the boarding of hundreds of people onto another train . EXT. INT. Schindler .DAY.. Long silence before EMILIE Should I stay? SCHINDLER (pause) It's a beautiful city.LATER . He promises her nothing. SCHINDLER'S APARTMENT . and the platform of the next track is revealed . Down on the platform. he turns away. Leave your luggage on the platform. 42. it's up to you. EXT.DAY. 42. Emilie waves goodbye to him from a first-class compartment window. champagne bottle on the nightstand. That's not the answer she's looking for and he knows it..
he tells me he's got a new arrangement with Mr. A man glances up. The foreman nods. SCHINDLER (pause) You're sure. INT. Clearly it's not "okay" with him. he's loaded too much.back to COLOR . I see he's heavy.Stern and Schindler and the dock foreman confer over an invoice. but Pfefferberg .200 kilos. 45. They stride past long racks full of enamelware and other goods. underneath. More to Stern FOREMAN Every other time it's been all right. STERN How heavy was he? FOREMAN Not that much. WOMAN AT DESK Can I help you? They move past her without a word and into the back of the place.DAY. the one who questioned the German's word. just too much for it to be a mistake . The man's teenage sons rush to their father's defense. startling a woman at a desk. he's livid. I point this out to him. This time when I weigh the truck. I tell him to wait.44. Schindler remains calm. into a storeroom. sees them coming. 45. As workers load crates of enamelware onto trucks . Then - Pfefferberg and Schindler bang in through the front door. Schindler (to Schindler) .that you know all about it and it's okay with you. Stern and Schindler exchange a glance. SCHINDLER It's "okay" with me? On the surface. He's one of Schindler's investors. GHETTO STOREFRONT .
DAY. SCHINDLER What's the matter.but Schindler and Pfefferberg are already gone.grabs him and locks an arm tightly around his neck. everything all right at home? (Pfefferberg nods) Mila's okay? PFEFFERBERG She's good. all right? PFEFFERBERG Yeah. 46. he yells. EXT. it wasn't a mistake. calmly SCHINDLER If you or anyone acting as an agent for you comes to my factory again. Schindler straightens his friend's clothes. coming through the front office and out the front door 46. Pfefferberg lets the guy go and follows. you broke it. Silence. then. Then. I'll have you arrested. Gasping. Pfefferberg looks a little shaken from the experience.to the street. Schindler can't imagine what could be wrong. One phone call and your whole family is dead. SCHINDLER It was a mistake? What was a mistake? How do you know what I'm talking about? INVESTOR All right. SCHINDLER How you feeling. . He turns and walks away.CONTINUOUS . STOREFRONT . He pats . Well. INVESTOR It was a mistake. INVESTOR I gave you money. SCHINDLER We had a deal. but it was one time. . The investor's sons help their father up off the floor.
INT. Schindler leafing through pages of a report Stern has prepared for him. Schindler returns the report to his accountant and starts to eat. An elegant place setting for one. SCHINDLER Any reason to think next month will be worse? STERN The war could end. Satisfied. SCHINDLER Better this month than last? STERN Yes. Stern knows he is excused. FACTORY FLOOR . Soup and bread.Pfefferberg on the shoulder and leads him away. glass of wine.DAY. 48.SAME TIME . Meat. SCHINDLER'S OFFICE . lunch on the floor. Schindler gives his accountant a long-suffering look. 48. SCHINDLER I could try to read this or I could eat my lunch while it's till hot. but looks like he wants to say something more. INT. The rest eat their The long tables accommodate most of workers. he just doesn't know how to say it. . We're doing well? STERN Yes. SCHINDLER (impatient) What? STERN (pause) There's a machinist outside who'd like to thank you personally for giving him a job. No chance of that. vegetables. 47. SCHINDLER Good. 47.DAY. all untouched.
only half his mouth moves. I'm sure you're doing a great job. LOWENSTEIN The SS beat me up. the other half is paralyzed. for giving me the opportunity to work. . Schindler shakes the man's hand perfunctorily and tells Stern with a look. SCHINDLER That's great. And when he speaks. Stern takes the man's arm. SCHINDLER Yeah. Is this really necessary? Stern pretends it's a tacit okay. Mr. to heaven. LOWENSTEIN I work hard for you. It'll just take a minute. okay. that's enough.STERN He asks every day. get him out of here. Lowenstein. LOWENSTEIN I want to thank you. He's very grateful. and telling Stern with his eyes. STERN Mr. Schindler is dying. Lowenstein? An old man with one arm appears in the doorway and Schindler glances to the ceiling. Schindler's silence says. goes to the door and pokes his head out. Schinder sees the bruises on his face. SCHINDLER That's great. SCHINDLER You're welcome. sir. LOWENSTEIN God bless you. They would have killed me. Get this guy out of here. Okay. but I'm essential to the war effort. LOWENSTEIN You're a good man. STERN Okay. I'll continue to work hard for you. sir. thanks to you. thanks. As the man slowly makes his way into the room.
The Mercedes is waiting. Climbing in SCHINDLER Don't ever do that to me again. FACTORY . they're halted by an SS unit standing around some trucks. 51. Schindler sits down to his meal. he did. ZABLOCIE STREET . under armed guard. 50.LOWENSTEIN He saved my life. LOWENSTEIN God bless him. 49. EXT. A hundred of Schindler's workers marching past the ghetto gate. SCHINDLER Close the door.and the face of the one-armed machinist falls into the frame. Turning onto Zablocie Street. 50. Stern and Schindler emerge from the rear of the factory. EXT. INT.DAY. as is the custom. A dialog between one of the guards and an SS officer is interrupted by a shot . STERN Yes.DAY. GHETTO GATE . 52.DAY.DAY. EXT. Snow on the ground and more coming down. STERN Do what? Stern knows what he means. 52. The driver closes the door. an SS contact of Schindler's who he actually . 49. Shovels scraping at snow. And Schindler knows he knows. OFFICE. They disappear out the door. SS HEADQUARTERS . The marchers working to clear it from the street. the back door held open by a driver. STERN Yes. Herman Toffel. And tries to eat it. 51.
SCHINDLER I lost a day of production.DAY. 53. Schindler. Oskar? SCHINDLER (right back) He was a metal press operator. SCHINDLER'S OFFICE . It's got a ritual significance to them. 54. Schindler gets up.likes. Oskar. turns to leave. Schindler knows it's not Toffel's fault. EXT. Jews shoveling snow. I expect to be compensated. 53. He shakes his head in disgust. FIELD . From a distance. shakes Toffel's hand. . I know it and you know it. smiles. Stern and Schindler slowly walk a wasteland that lies between the rear of DEF and two other factoreis . SCHINDLER Would it do any good? TOFFEL No.DAY. it's a matter of national priority to these guys. in his usual quiet but persuasive manner. Stern's doing all the talking. sits behind his desk. TOFFEL A one-armed machinist.a radiator works and a box plant. it's your right. I lost a worker. glancing from his own factory to the others. quite skilled. nods. TOFFEL I think you're going to have to put up with a lot of snow shoveling yet. but the whole situation is maddening to him. TOFFEL File a grievance with the Economic Office. Every so often. Toffel nods. 54. TOFFEL It's got nothing to do with reality. INT.
I hope the problem can be solved. having a Jew present while we discuss business. SCHINDLER Unlike your radiators . If Schindler catches his meaning. . is space. I don't. KUHNPAST I can appreciate your problem. Kuhnpast almost sighs. sorry. SCHINDLER I don't want to lease your facilities. HOHNE Me neither. I want to buy them. If I had any space I could lease you. SCHINDLER I'd like you to consider a proposal which I think you'll find equitable. I'm sorry. Stern.and your boxes my products aren't for sale on the open market. The problem. as supervisors. and back to Schindler. This company has only one client.do you really think this is appropriate? The man glances to Stern. The Germans can't believe it. a large portrait of Hitler hanging prominently on the wall behind him. Nobody is kidding. (pause) On salary. This is wrong. I'd like you to think about it and get back to me as soon as KUHNPAST Excuse me . hands the gentlemen each a set of documents. the German Army. if you want. Kuhnpast has to laugh. KUHNPAST You've got to be kidding. There's a long stunned silence. After the initial shock wears off. he doesn't admit it. who has been keeping a low profile. He sits at his desk sipping cognac. And lately I've been having trouble fulfilling my obligations to my client. simply. I would.The party pins the two other German businessmen wear are nothing compared to the elaborate thing in Schindler's lapel. With your help. his look saying. I'm prepared to offer you fair market value. And to let you stay on.
PEACE SQUARE . EXT. 57. INT.CRACOW .MORNING. Workers high on the side of the building toss down the letters of the radiator sign as others hoist up a big "D. the place is like a post office gone mad. Stern. 58. He sets it down. Crowded beyond belief. out the door. they walk I've never understood that. Scherner whispers to himself SCHERNER Oskar . The businessmen slow. 59. KUHNPAST'S RADIATOR FACTORY . Pfefferberg wipes a smudge from the hood of an otherwise pristine BMW Cabriolet. EXT. 59. RADIATOR FACTORY / DEF ANNEX .. Technicians make adjustments to presses already in place. but don't look back into the room.KUHNPAST (pause) Thanks for the drink.DAY. Hohne gets up. They return the documents to Stern and turn to leave. They aren't quite out the door when Schindler wonders out loud to Stern: SCHINDLER You try to be fair to people.DAY.. Others test the new firing ovens. 56. What's next? STERN Christmas presents. 57. SCHERNER'S RESIDENCE . others unload a metal press machine from a truck." Under armed guard. moving along one of the impossibly crowded lines. EXT. As Scherner and his wife emerge from their house in robes. yes. GHETTO EMPLOYMENT OFFICE . 55.DAY. 58. gets up. SCHINDLER Ah. INT. 56. 55. Kuhnpast is being forcibly removed from the premises. pauses to speak with an elderly couple.DAY. .
all but ignoring . 60.F. She opens her eyes and smiles. GESTAPO CLERK You live very well. tight. Stern. INT.'s ledgers and cashbooks. Slap. 61. 60. watches blank-faced.E. Schindler is holding a poodle in his arms. I take it? Schindler lights the cigarette and drags on it. She comes around to kiss him. Two Gestapo GESTAPO We have a warrant to take your company's business records with us. The man slowly shakes his head 'no' to Schindler's offer of a cigarette. Schindler stares at them in disbelief. he glances to Klonowska.DAY. OFFICE. Stern and Klonowska turn to the voice.F.S. And another. another.) Oskar Schindler? Schindler. CRACOW . He sets the dog on the desk. Klonowska at her desk. Underlining Scherner. And Christmas decorations.Toffel. GESTAPO (O. Czurda.A hand slaps a blue sticker on a work card. A humorless middle-level bureaucrat sits behind a desk and D. D. another. her eyes closed SCHINDLER All right. across the room. INT. men have entered unannounced. Reeder. FRONT OFFICE . She understands. He scribbles down some names . Schindler tamps it against the crystal of his gold watch.E. GESTAPO CLERK This standard of living comes entirely from legitimate sources. SS HEADQUARTERS. Stern quietly slips one of the ledgers on his desk into a drawer. SCHINDLER Am I permitted to have my secretary cancel my appointments for the day? He doesn't wait for their approval. 61. And another to take you.DAY. Scherner.
Schindler knocks on the inside of the door. 62. sir.EVENING. throws the bureaucrat off his rhythm. His eyes narrow slightly. 63. He peels off several more bills and hands them over. INT. INT. 64. There's a long silence.SS HEADQUARTERS . WAFFEN GUARD Yes. HALLWAY/ROOM . Perched on the side of the bed in pajamas. SCHINDLER Chances of getting a bottle of vodka pretty good? He hands the young guard five times the going price. more than the comment itself. SS "CELL" . Schindler works on a . have him step inside and close the door after him. SCHINDLER Pajamas. The guard turns to leave. not to fatten SCHINDLER (interrupting) You know? When my friends ask. SS "CELL" . I'd love to be able to tell them you treated me with the utmost courtesy and respect. INT.MORNING. The two who arrested him lead Schindler down a long hallway. 62. The "prisoner" peels several bills from a thick wad. You're in business to support the war effort. SCHINDLER Wait a minute. They reach a door. you have a moral obligation to desist from blackmarket dealings. A Waffen SS man opens it. The quiet matter-of-fact tone. GESTAPO CLERK As an SS supplier. 63. 64.the man.DAY.
breakfast of herring and eggs, cheeses, rolls and coffee. Someone has also brought him a newspaper. There's an apologetic knock on the door before it opens. GUARD I'm sorry to disturb you, sir. Whenever you're ready, you're free to leave. 65. INT. FOYER, SS HEADQUARTERS - MORNING. 65.
Schindler, the Gestapo clerk and one of the arresting officers cross the foyer. GESTAPO CLERK I'd advise you not to get too comfortable. Sooner or later, law prevails. No matter who your friends are. Schindler ignores the man completely. Reaching the front doors, the clerk turns over the D.E.F. records to their owner and offers his hand. Schindler lets it hang there. SCHINDLER You expect me to walk home, or what? GESTAPO CLERK (tightly) Bring a car around for Mr. Schindler. 66. EXT. 66. D.E.F. FACTORY - DAY.
A Gestapo limousine pulls in through the gates of the factory, parks near the loading docks. The driver, the same SS officer, waits for Schindler to climb out, but he doesn't; he waits for the SS man to come around and open the door for him. SCHINDLER If you'd return the ledgers to my office I'd appreciate it. There are no less than forty able-bodied Jewish laborers working on the docks, any one of which would be better suited to the task. The Gestapo man calls to one of them. SCHINDLER Excuse me - hey (the guy turns) They're working. The guy just stares. Finally he heads off with the ledgers. The poodle bounds out past him and over to Schindler. He gives the dog a pat on the head.
SCHINDLER'S BUILDING - EVENING.
Elegantly dressed for a night out, Schindler and Klonowska emerge from the building. As they're escorted to the waiting car, Schindler hesitates. A nervous figure in the shadows of an alcove is gesturing to him, beckoning him. Schindler excuses himself. Klonowska watches as he joins the man in the alcove. Their whispered conversation is over quickly and the man hurries off. 68. EXT. PROKOCIM DEPOT - CRACOW - LATER - NIGHT. 68.
From the locomotive, looking back, the string of splatted livestock carriages stretches into darkness. There's a lot of activity on the platform. Guards mill. Handcards piled with luggage trundle by. People hand up children to others already in the cars and climb aboard after them. the clerks are out in full force with their lists and clipboards, reminding the travelers to label their suitcases. Climbing from his Mercedes, Schindler stares. He's heard of this, but actually seeing the juxtaposition - human and cattle cars - this is something else. Recovering, he tells Klonowska to stay in the car and, moving along the side of the train, calls Stern's name to the faces peering out from behind the slats and barbed wire. AN ENORMOUS LIST OF NAMES - several pages-worth on a clipboard; a Gestapo clerk methodically leafing through them. SCHINDLER (0.S.) He's essential. Without him, everything comes to a grinding halt. If that happens CLERK Itzhak Stern? (Schindler nods) He's on the list. SCHINDLER He is. The clerk shows him the list, points out the name to him. SCHINDLER Well, let's find him. CLERK He's on the list. If he were an essential worker, he would not be on the list. He's on the list. You can't have him.
SCHINDLER I'm talking to a clerk. Schindler pulls out a small notepad and drops his voice to a hard murmur, the growl of a reasonable man who isn't ready - yet - to bring out his heavy guns: SCHINDLER What's your name? CLERK Sir, the list is correct. SCHINDLER I didn't ask you about the list, I asked you your name. CLERK Klaus Tauber. As Schindler writes it down, the clerk has second thoughts and calls to a superior, an SS sergeant, who comes over. CLERK The gentleman thinks a mistake's been made. SCHINDLER My plant manager is somewhere on this train. If it leaves with him on it, it'll disrupt production and the Armaments Board will want to know why. The sergeant takes a good hard look at the clothes, at the pin, at the man wearing them. SERGEANT (to the clerk) Is he on the list? CLERK Yes, sir. SERGEANT (to Schindler) The list is correct, sir. I can do.
SCHINDLER May as well get your name while you're here. SERGEANT My name? My name is Kunder. Sergeant Kunder. What's yours? SCHINDLER Schindler.
Those left inside seem grateful for the extra space. STERN . SCHINDLER There he is.. The clerk and sergeant smile. SCHINDLER Sergeant. the clerk draws a line through his name on the list and hands the clipboard to Schindler. you understand this one. ALL THREE OF THEM . As they reach the last few cars. (Schindler initials the change) And this . the guards slide the carriage gate closed. He jots down Schindler's name. Schindler jots down his and flips the pad closed. It's the inconvenience to the list. Stern climbs down. 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 the sergeant . But slowly. Schindler returns the clipboard. As Schindler signs three or four forms... Mr.The sergeant takes out a pad. CLERK Initial it. Good evening. the smiles sour at the possibility that this man calmly walking away from them could somehow arrange such a fate . SERGEANT Open it. thank you very much. The sergeant motions to another who motions to the engineer. Guards yank at a lever. that one. slide the gate open. please.Schindler. As the train pulls out. I think I can guarantee you you'll both be in Southern Russia before the end of the month.. slowly. back toward his car. Tauber. the accountant's face appears through the slats. CLERK It makes no difference to us.stride along the side of the cars. Now all three of them have lists. Stern tries to keep up with Schindler who's striding away. It's the paperwork. He walks away.
At workbenches.children's toys. Schindler turns away and heads for the car. They pass an area where all the luggage. 70. COUNTRYSIDE .the image becoming BLACK and WHITE. pearls.DAY. He's livid. INT. I tried to tell them it was a mistake. (contrite) Thank you. bracelets.I somehow left my work card at home. candelabra. to a pit.MOVING . furniture. his face open and pleasant. Stern hurries after him. Down the road that runs alongside it comes a German staff car. down at the ground. EXT. 70. carefully tagged. It was stupid. steamer trunks . Fractured gravestones like broken teeth jut from the earth of a neglected Jewish cemetery outside of town. Mechanics' hood-lamps throw down pools of light through which me wheel handcarts piled high with suitcases. has been left . brooches children's rings . but they Schindler silences him with a look. 71. Moving along with one of the handcarts into a huge garage past racks of clothes.NIGHT. against one wall . Stern glances STERN I'm sorry. GOETH . one of two deep lubrication bays filled with watches. each item tagged. 69. 69. MECHANICS GARAGE . The jewelry is taken to another area. briefcases. spilling out gold teeth smeared with blood . His age and build are about that of Schindler's. paintings. STAFF CAR . gold in one. A valise is handed to someone who dumps and sorts the contents on a greasy table. when a uniformed figure upends a box. silver the other. In the backseat. The cart stops.the image saturating with COLOR. EXT/INT. Untersturmfuhrer Amon Goeth pulls on a flask of schnapps. necklaces.faltering only once. four Jewish jewelers under SS guard sift and sort and weigh and grade diamonds. sorted by size. Passover platters.DAY. pendants. past musical instruments. and tossed in. 71.BLACK and WHITE.
But then he's distracted by voices . PLASZOW FORCED LABOR SITE . 74. EXT.foundations being poured. Knude. HUJAR .MOVING . if he would. the elderly mostly. 74. Outside of town. the wooden structures. 73. a woman's . The other SS officers in the car .DAY. Haase and Hujar aren't sure what he means. fences and watchtowers going up.wall panels. The man.Make a nice driveway. The staff car passes through the portals of the ghetto and down the trolley lines of Lwowska Street. INT. The stone and brick buildings look like they've been here forever. The look Goeth gives Knude tells him to refrain.Knude. sees Goeth. EXT. eaves sections . GHETTO . heavy segments of huts . STAFF CAR . KNUDE Of course that's entirely up to you. On the left.arguing down where some barracks are being erected. so on. The and the and woman breaks off the dialog with a disgusted wave of her hand stalks back to a half-finished barracks. There's a great deal of activity. New construction and renovation . a previously abandoned limestone quarry lies nestled between two hills.DAY. Knude and Haase coming down the hill moves to meet them. briefs the new man. As the car slowly cruises through the ghetto. He's peering out the window at the tombstones. rail tracks being laid.Ghetto A: civil employees. 72. clearly pleased with it. 73. Hujar.a man's.DAY. one from car. Ghetto B: surplus labor. 72. industry workers. are built of freshly-cut lumber. like a tour guide. Goeth KNUDE This street divides the ghetto just about in half. those that are up.being dragged uphill by teams of bescarved women like some ancient Egyptian industry. On the right . Which is where you'll probably want to start. from offering tactical opinions. Goeth surveys the site from a knoll.
He returns the gun to his stunned inferior and. directing.. EXT.She says the foundation was poured wrong. HUJAR Sir. (to Hujar) Shoot her. Goeth groans and takes the gun from him and puts it to the woman's head. She crumples to the ground. addresses the workers. I told her it's a barracks. the thing will collapse before it's even completed. Hujar unholsters his pistol but holds it limply at his side. she's got to take it down. . 75. (pause) Take it down. Calmly to her GOETH I'm sure you're right. repour it. STABLES . That's somebody I needed. He gives her the reason along with a shurg GOETH You argued with my man. rebuild it. If it isn't. Then turns to Hujar. like she said. the woman or Hujar. not a fucking hotel. 75. Goeth watches the woman moving around the shell of the building. The workers become aware of what's happening and still their hammers.. gesturing down at the body. He nods pensively. fucking Jew engineer. telling the workers to take it all down. GOETH That's somebody who knew what they were doing. Goeth considers the foundation as if he knew about such things. he goes to take a closer look. ENGINEER The entire foundation has to be dug up and repoured. It's hard to tell which is more stunned by the order. GOETH (calmly) Shoot her. He fires.DAWN. Both stare at Goeth in disbelief. She comes over. pointing. He turns and walks away.
CRACOW . GHETTO .Stable boys lead two horses into the pre-dawn light.DAWN. the majority are still dark. so called. share cognac from his flask. there is excitement in the chilly pre-dawn air. PARK.DAWN. In addition to the exhaust from idling trucks and the curling smoke from the Sonderkommando units' cigarettes. An empty street. 78. set out their ink pads and stamps. Schindler and Ingrid. they were footing the blame for the Black Death. fog plumes from their nostrils. 80. 77.DAWN. The clerks. in long hacking jackets. Rooftops against a lightening sky. glowing amber. The stable boys hoist saddles onto the horses.) When. EXT. The young will ask with wonder about this day. 78. they're good boys.DAWN. EXT. EXT. A fourteen year old kid hurries across to the square pulling on his O. 76. Today is history and you are a part of it. 80.D. Leaning against the hood of the Mercedes. stands before the assembled troops with a flask of cognac in his hand. The animals' hoofs shatter tufts of weeds like fingers of glass. Golberg among them. He looks out over them proudly. 79.O. armband. 79. He addresses them GOETH Today is history. elsewhere. STABLES . GHETTO . these. Kazimierz the Great. the list makers. A few of the windows in the buildings are lighted. . CRACOW . soon to be Commandant Goeth. told the Jews they could come to Cracow. cinch the straps. GOETH (V. are already assembled there. Untersturmfuhrer Goeth.DAWN. EXT. Several others of the Jewish Ghetto Police. 76. They came. 77. EXT. PARK. the best. PEACE SQUARE. scissor open their folding tables. riding breeches and boots.
DAWN. He stops. 85. . EXT.DAWN. WOODS . they settled. they took hold. Riding boots kicking at their flanks. smiling pleasantly. The galloping horses break through to a clearing high on a hill. they're a rumor. HILLTOP CLEARING . the stable boys wave. GOETH For six centuries. The riders pull in the reins and the hoofs rip at the earth. those six centuries. GOETH By this weekend.DAWN. Their hoofs hammering at the ground. EXT. EXT. 83. GOETH (V. they prospered. CRACOW . 84. Wawel Castle. like a model of a town. 84.DAWN. Schindler onto the other.O. Tight on his The boots of Amon Goeth slowly pacing. From here. 82. climbing a hill. PARK. The horses panting hard. all of Cracow can be seen in striking relief. 82. They never happened. the river that separates the ghetto from Kazimierz. there has been a Jewish Cracow. The fresh young faces of the Sonderkommandos.DAWN. Ingrid climbs onto one of the horses. the center of town. As the animals gallop away with their riders toward a wood. 83. Today is history. from where the National Socialist Party's Hans Frank rules the Government General of Poland. the beauty of it with the sun just coming up. 85. PARK. beyond it. CRACOW . STABLES . 81. He can see the Vistula. EXT. Schindler smiles at the view. EXT. face. listening to their commander.81.) They trundled their belongings into this city.
He begins to notice refinements: the walls that define the ghetto; Peace Square, the assembly of men and boys. He notices a line of trucks rolling east across the Kosciuscko Bridge, and another across the bridge at Podgorze, a third along Zablocie Street, all angling in on the ghetto like spokes to a hub. 85. EXT. GHETTO - DAY. 85.
The wheels of the last truck clear the portals at Lwowska Street and the Sonderkommandos jump down. 86. INT. APARTMENT BUILDINGS - DAWN. 86.
Families are routed from their apartments. An appeal to be allowed to pack is answered with a rifle butt; an unannounced move to a desk drawer is countered with a shot. 87. EXT. STREETS, GHETTO - DAWN. 87.
Spilling out of the buildings, they're herded into lines without regard to family consideration; some other unfathomable system is at work here. The wailing protests of a woman to join her husband's line are abruptly cut off by a short burst of gunfire. 88. EXT. HILLTOP - DAWN. 88.
From here, the action down below seems staged, unreal; the rifle bursts no louder than caps. Dismounting, Schindler moves closer to the edge of the hill, curious. His attention is drawn to a small distant figure, all in red, at the rear of one of the many columns. 89. EXT. STREET - DAWN. 89.
Small red shoes against a forest of gleaming black boots. A Waffen SS man occasionally corrects the little girl's drift, fraternally it seems, nudging her gently back in line with the barrel of his rifle. A volley of shots echoes from up the street. 90. EXT. HILLTOP - DAWN. 90.
Schindler watches as the girl slowly wanders away unnoticed by the SS. Against the grays of the buildings and street she's like a moving red target. 91. EXT. STREET - DAWN. 91.
A truck thundering down the street obscures her for a moment.
Then she's moving past a pile of bodies, old people executed in the street. 92. EXT. HILLTOP - DAWN. 92.
Schindler watches: she's so conspicuous, yet she keeps moving past crowds, past dogs, past trucks - as though she were invisible. 93. EXT. STREET - DAWN. 93.
Patients in white gowns, and doctors and nurses in white, are herded out the doors of a convalescent hospital. The small figure in red moves past them. Shots explode behind her. 94. EXT. HILLTOP - DAWN. 94.
Short bursts of light flash throughout the ghetto like stars. Schindler, fixated on the figure in red, loses sight of her as she turns a corner. 95. INT. APARTMENT BUILDING - DAWN. 95.
She climbs the stairs. The building is empty. She steps inside an apartment and moves through it. It's been ransacked. As she crawls under the bed, the scene DRAINS of COLOR. The gunfire outside sounds like firecrackers. 96. EXT. Night. HILLTOP - NIGHT. Silence. Schindler and Ingrid are gone. 96.
Below, the ghetto lies like a void within the city, its perimeter and interior clearly distinguishable by darkness. Outside it, the lights of the rest of Cracow glimmer. 97. INT. 97. D.E.F. FACTORY - NIGHT.
Tables and tools and enamelware scrap. The metal presses and lathes, still. The firing ovens, cold. The gauges at zero. Against the wall of windows overlooking the empty factory floor stands a figure, Schindler, in silhouette against the glass, black against white, not moving, just staring down. 98. EXT. FOREST - PLASZOW - MORNING. 98.
Bloody wheelbarrows, stark against the tree line of a forest
above the completed forced labor camp, PLASZOW. 99. EXT. PLASZOW FORCED LABOR CAMP - MORNING. Names on lists. Names called out. Tight on faces. 99.
Goldberg at one of several folding tables. The gangster-turnedghetto-cop is now the Lord of Lists inside Plaszow. He and other listmakers call out names, accounting for those thousands who survived the liquidation of the ghetto and now stand before them in long straight rows. 100. INT. GOETH'S BEDROOM, PLASZOW - MORNING. 100.
Amon Goeth stirs, wakes, glances at the woman asleep beside him. Hungover, he drags himself slowly out of bed. 101. EXT. GOETH'S BALCONY - MOMENTS LATER MORNING. 101.
Goeth steps out onto the balcony in his undershirt and shorts and peers out across the labor camp, his labor camp, his kingdom. Satisfied with it, even amazed, he's reminiscent of Schindler looking down on his kingdom, his factory, as he loves to do, from his wall of glass. Life is great. 103. EXT. PLASZOW Goeth reaches for a rifle. SAME TIME - MORNING. 103.
Workers loading quarry rock onto trolleys under Ukrainian guard and a low morning sun. Every so often, one glances with anticipation to the balcony of Goeth's "villa" - which is in fact nothing more than a two-story stone house perched on a slight rise in the dry landscape. 104. EXT. GOETH'S BALCONY - CONTINUED - MORNING. 104.
The butt of the rifle against his shoulder, Goeth aims down at the quarry - at this worker, at that one - indiscriminately, inscrutably. He fires a shot and a distant figure falls. 105. INT. GOETH'S BEDROOM - SAME TIME MORNING. 105.
The woman in bed groans at the echoing shot. She's used to it but she still hates it; it's such an awful way to be woken. MAJOLA (mutters) Amon ... Christ ...
One chair is empty.DAY. A man standing alone wears a sign around his neck . 107. guard blocks. past warehouses and workshops. nods to the servant holding out a bottle of champagne to him. china. A patio table set with crystal. 106. and two industrialists. PLASZOW .PLASZOW . GOETH We started without you. Schindler's Mercedes winds through the camp. 108. EXT. All but Goeth rise. PATIO.DAY. no. 108. GOETH'S VILLA ."I am a potato thief. He reaches Goeth. goes inside and urinates. He pads to 106. The Mercedes pulls in next to some other nice cars parked on a driveway made of tombstones from the Jewish cemetery. in pressed SS uniforms. Goeth and Hujar are there. silver. interrupted by Schindler's arrival. SCHINDLER How you doing? Goeth takes a good long look at the handsomely dressed entrepreneur and allows him to shake his hand. barracks. sit He works his way around the table. work details.She buries her head under a pillow. trucks full of furs and furniture.shaking Hujar's hand. EXT. SCHINDLER Good. shakes a napkin onto his lap. Schindler takes a seat.he knows them . Bosch and Madritsch. You will pay no rent. SCHINDLER No. the industrialist comes in like he owns the place. Although he's never been here. his bathroom. GOETH'S VILLA ." 107. . Goeth reappears. HUJAR Your machinery will be moved and installed by the SS at no cost to you. EXT.DAY. patting Bosch and Madritsch on the back . who he doesn't know. come on. no maintenance Hujar glances off.
and starts in on the plate of food that's set down in front of him.where do you get a suit like that? what is that. SCHINDLER You're kidding. He's not sorry at all. yeah. SCHINDLER I'd say I'd get you one but the guy who made it. I'm sorry. GOETH You know. SCHINDLER I miss anything important? HUJAR I was explaining to Mr. I don't know. You can work them all night if you want. it's available to you at all times. they'll be respected Schindler laughs out loud.. doesn't he? I have to know .SCHINDLER Please. but nods as though he did. The others watch Goeth.Czurda and Scherner. He nods to Hujar to continue. HUJAR Since your labor is housed on-site. Hujar glances over SCHINDLER . they'll continue to be. whatever they've been in the past. Schindler clearly doesn't care. they told me you were going to be trouble . Goeth watches him. then smiles. he's probably dead.. Goeth slowly shakes his head no . He drinks. Goeth just watches him with what seems to be growing amusement. silk? (Schindler nods) It's great. Your factory policies. though. Bosch and Mr. Madritsch some of the benefits of moving their factories into Plaszow. GOETH He looks great. good. SCHINDLER Oh. cutting Hujar off. to Goeth nonplussed.
what're you going to do? You're right. INT.DAY. 109. everybody's gone GOETH They're not gone. there's nobody there. SCHINDLER Every day that goes by. Goeth just smiles. none of this is going to matter SCHINDLER (cutting him off) It's bad business.He shrugs like. you got to make an example. I have to find out. An acquiescent shrug from Goeth finally. Schindler nods pensively. It's just Goeth and Schindler now. Those are the breaks. Every worker that is shot. (pause) Occasionally. sure. perhaps in agreement. Nobody tells me about this. broken finally by SCHINDLER I go to work the other day. but it's over with. it's bad business. And a nod. unsure how they're supposed to react. perhaps at some other thought. I have to train them GOETH We're going to be making so much money. GOETH'S OFFICE . we've reached that happy point in our careers where duty and financial opportunity meet. it's done. I'm losing money. costs me money . too bad.PLASZOW . I have to go in.I have to get somebody else. 109. There's a silence. Schindler's right. okay. But that's good . Goeth The others have gone. GOETH (shrugs) Some of the boys went crazy. SCHINDLER They're mine! His voice echoes into silence.LATER . GOETH Something wonderful's happened. they're here. pours glasses of cognac. The others watch the two of them. do you know what it is? Without planning it.
You could make things easier for me. Schindler admits it by not disagreeing. Goeth tries to put the situation in perspective: GOETH You want to stay where you are. SCHINDLER True. D. that's enough to drive you crazy. SCHINDLER Yeah. (pause) What you want is your own sub-camp." silence before SCHINDLER I'd be grateful. things are good. 110. Eventually GOETH Scherner told me something else about you. Then the engineers show up. maybe not. They study each other. Goeth thinks about it. nurses it.F. his shrug saying "maybe.I'm telling you. you've been through it. You got things going on the side. He's in a foul mood.DAY. trying to determine perhaps who's more powerful. nods to himself again. SUBCAMP SITE . SCHINDLER Well. what's that? GOETH That you know the meaning of the word gratitude. EXT. Goeth mulls it over. I know. That it's not some vague thing with you like with some guys. you'll want to shoot somebody. GOETH Do you have any idea what's involved? The paperwork alone? Forget you got to build it all. Schindler pours himself another shot from the bottle.E.business. getting the fucking permits. you don't want anybody telling you what to do . I've been through it. A .I can understand all that. then frowns. You know. They stand around and they argue about drainage . There's the word Goeth was waiting to hear.
WAREHOUSE. but at the loading dock of Goeth's private warehouse in Cracow.E. Schindler pays for the requested materials a second time . cement and hardware. 112.F. A watchtower. Inside the building can be glimpsed all kinds of Plaszow goods: clothes. half-erected. that way everybody stays in line. CONSTRUCTION OFFICE. Schinlder and Some SS architects groan over a set of blueprints.DAY. Plaszow requisitioning more lumber. 111.F. Yeah. construction equipment. Checkbook laid out on the hood of his Mercedes. it has to be nine feet. with even paces. what're you going to do? The SS guy has to think. SUBCAMP FIELD . He sticks a little flag into the ground. measures a distance of the bare field adjacent to the factory. 113. The trucks parked not at Schindler's sub-camp. Two huge leashed dogs yank another SS man across their path.E. CRACOW . food. furniture. An SS surveyor.110.and hands it over to his bagman. EXT. D.DAY.onto trucks. . 112. you have the Czechs beat the Poles. Hujar. cement and hardware . Too bad.the lumber. SCHINDLER All I have is Jews. 111. EXT/INT. EXT. D. Plaszow prisoners load the requisitioned building supplies .DAY. Laborers hammer at it while others roll out barbed wire fencing. that's a problem. Schindler signs checks made out to the Construction Office. He shrugs. the little flag still in the ground. PLASZOW . 113. At a folding table in the middle of the field. SUBCAMP SITE .this time with a check made out to Amon Goeth personally . exactly. 114. EXT. 114. A surveyor supervises the placement of a post and carefully measures its heights. SS OFFICER You have the Poles beat the Czechs.DAY. an SS officer walk by.
Where once they glimpsed the not too threatening figure of Oskar Schindler strolling through the factory. everything.she's seventy years old. LEO JOHN . An SS officer chats with Schindler. EXT. I don't know. endures the officer's lies while sweeping the room with his eyes. Say half a gross of everything? Schindler looks at him for the first time. Everything's gone. D. 116. inoffensive. Few of the guests pay attention. towers. SCHINDLER She run an orphanage. 117. ' Schindler.E. Henry on violin. entertaining SS officer. any hope they may have had of a more lenient environment is quickly dashed.. Some plates and mugs. playing a Strauss melody.completed . INT.E.F.DAY.F. your aunt? LEO JOHN She's old. LEO JOHN I was thinking maybe you could help her out. behind the wall of windows. Schindler moving around.they bomb her house. The place . And further up. with yet another girl on his arm. she's been there forever .NIGHT. INT. the workers who dare glance up now find armed guards moving past. FACTORY . D.115.DAY. GOETH'S VILLA . . As five hundred Plaszow prisoners are marched back onto the grounds of D. which is fine with them. some stew pots. 115. . The Rosner brothers in evening clothes. trying to keep it muted. 116.looks like a fortress: barbed-wire.E. knowingly. Leo on accordion. SCHINDLER (well aware the man is lying) Thank God she wasn't there. The furniture. 117. What she can't use maybe she can sell.F. SS guards and dogs.
places a hand on Schindler's sleeve. dear. INT. Himmler goes up to Warsaw. a Pole. LEO JOHN Your wife must be a saint. the looks he gives him now is pure contempt. nineteen. Goeth's girl tonight.up in Warsaw and he was bigger than you. As usual.Schindler's girl excuses herself to get a drink. GOETH Happened to Toebbens." and "and sent him to the Front. she's the best-looking on there. "Get the fucking Jews out of Toebbens' factory and put Toebbens in the army. SCHINDLER You want it sent directly to her or through you? LEO JOHN Through me. the Front. GOETH Happened to what's his name . Private Schindler? Blanket around his shoulders over in Kharkov? Everyone laughs. I think. 118. I'd like to enclose a card. CZURDA Toebbens. Done. Both watch his date across the room getting a drink. Oskar. along withCzurda and Leo John and their girlfriends. Almost. Whatever tolerance Schindler's had up to this point with John leaves his face.NIGHT. SCHINDLER She is. . They're at the important end of the large table with Goeth. CZURDA There's a picture. GOETH'S VILLA ." I mean. 118. Schindler nods. tells the armament guys.LATER . eighteen. GOETH'S GIRL You're not a soldier? SCHINDLER No.
Finally SCHINDLER You held back Stern. 121. finishing his PLASZOW . watches as Schindler digs through his coat pockets. EXT. Everybody knows it's true.LATER . SCHINDLER I pay you too much. Schindler acknowledges him. Never happen in Cracow. Goeth heads back inside. 120. . and Schindler knows better. EXT. let's have a good time.NIGHT. Schindler. Stern. Schindler stays outside. Nearby. only this time it's forced. From the hill.NIGHT. He sets down on the table a fifth of vodka. at the table. we all love you too much. they'll talk later. but that's about it. GOETH It's true. EXT. the villa. summoned from his barracks. 119. I'll give it to you. A figure appears out of the darkness. cigarette. At it. playing cards. let's go inside. two night sentries. 121. can be heard. A folding table outside the prisoners' barracks. Goeth gives him a look. BARRACKS . the Rosners' music. but you don't say it out loud.NIGHT. 120. GOETH He's important to my business.Everybody laughs. (turning back) Come on. though.LATER . faint.LATER . 119. drinking now. Another round of laughs. the sentries. SCHINDLER What do you want for him. Goeth finds Schindler alone outside smoking a cigarette. You held back the one man most important to my business. GOETH'S VILLA . GOETH I want him.
He discreetly hands over to the accountant some cigars scavenged from the party. 122. maybe you can trade it for something. I don't know. SCHINDLER I got to go. Regarding this last item SCHINDLER This. From another pocket. The rabbi-turned-metalworker gestures with his head to a pile of . wishing that one a good morning. From another pocket. I'll see you. sir.DAY.all valuable commodities. turning to leave. out of embarrassment or . a gold lighter. even pleased. INT. They reach a particular bench. and. STERN Thank you. perhaps not so valuable. and Goeth smiles pleasantly.waits with some impatience for Stern to tell whatever it is he wants to tell him. pats Stern on the shoulder. The two stand around a moment more before Schindler shrugs again.PLASZOW . STERN Oskar Schindler comes back. Goeth moves through the crowded metalworks like a good-natured foreman. METALWORKS .maybe he wants to get back to the party . LEVARTOV Hinges. with the level of production. This thing happened.SCHINDLER Here. GOETH What are you making? Not daring to look up. all the worker sees of Goeth is the starched cuff of his shirt. He reaches out. he retrieves and hands over some tins of food . but then who knows. Goeth came into the metalworks CUT TO: 122. but. Goldberg is with him. a particular worker. Schindler shrugs. It's the least I can do. He seems satisfied. Sorry I can't do more. Lowering his voice STERN There's a guy. nodding to this worker.
.. all the while keeping count on his head of the seconds ticking away. He pulls the trigger again . he knows it's . smoothing the edges. He shrugs apologetically and pulls out a pocket watch.and finishing in thirty-five. GOETH (mumble) Christ Annoyed. wrenching them together.you've been working since what. sanding. puts it to the rabbi's head and pulls the trigger . Goeth nods. and again there's a click. though. So does Levartov. GOETH That's very good. Rabbi Levartov works at making a hinge as though his life depended on it . He finishes and lets it fall onto the others on the floor. Looking up into Goeth's face. hearing the seconds ticking in his head .cutting.which it does . Yugoslavia... Where the hell they from again? GOLDBERG Yugoslavia.. GOETH God damn it He slams the weapon across Levartov's face and the rabbi slumps dazed to the floor.hinges on the floor. GOETH Another. As Goeth times him. Goeth extracts the bullet-magazine. is . He pulls out his pistol. Goeth stands him against the workshop wall and adjusts his shoulders.. What I don't understand. crimping. Goeth nods. slaps it back in and puts the barrel back to the man's headk. GOETH I got to make room. Forty seconds. about six this morning? Yet such a small pile of hinges? He understands perfectly. GOETH Make me a hinge.cutting the pieces. impressed. he has just crafted his own death in exactly 75 seconds. friend than anything else - And in a tone more like a GOETH I got some workers coming in tomorrow . click. Again the rabbi works feverishly .
As Goeth walks away - CUT BACK TO: 123. steps out of line. A man walks around with a chicken. With this added incentive. EXT. Rabbi Levartov. sir. Schindler has to think a moment before he can figure out who the grateful man is. shuddering and weeping.F. INT.DAY. brought over to D.not over.E. silent. EXT.CONTINUED . in a row. 123. works at a table with several others. No one does. the rabbi dares to speak LEVARTOV Thank you. GOETH There we go. GOETH Nobody knows who stole the chicken. and. GOETH Still nobody knows. SCHINDLER The guy can turn out a hinge in less than a minute? Why the long story? 124. As Schindler strolls by. A dead chicken dangling from Hujar's hand. Tight on Schindler. SCHINDLER You're welcome. Okay. evidence of some kind. Goeth slowly pacing before a work detail of twenty or so men standing still. BARRACKS . he waits for someone to tell him who stole the chicken. a pensive nod.NIGHT. 125. 125. He shrugs. then a shrug. yeah. PLASZOW . Goeth goes over to the boy. Goeth nods.and a boy of fourteen.F.DAY. .E. Oh. 124. points the rifle at another worker .. takes a rifle from a guard and shoots one of the workers at random. No one confesses. like a distant relative to a . All right. D. nobody notices this.
The mechanic glances up horrified.PLASZOW . 128. 129. appearing as rushed as he always does. bring him over. sir. 126. 127. Leaning in he accidentally knocks a wrench off the radiator into the fan and there's an awful clatter before the engine dies. sure. GOETH'S VILLA . .DAY. 128. sir. weeps.DAY. MECHANICS' GARAGE . 126. crossing through the factory BOY Thank you.DAY. GOETH You committed this crime? BOY A truck being loaded with supplies.E. And Goeth astonishes the entire assembly of workers and guards by believing the boy. He returns the rifle to the guard and walks away. returns the clipboard to Stern. D. Hujar stares after him. INT. screams BOY Him! He's pointing at the dead man. . 127. PLASZOW . SCHINDLER (distracted) That's okay. EXT. INT.DAY. SCHINDLER Yeah. GOETH You know who. Schindler signs for it and. As they're Schindler comes down the stairs with Klonowska.F. 129. tries to get him to look at his face. then knowingly at the boy. The boy nods. EXT. A mechanic peering under the hood of Goeth's Adler.small child. though. It was you? No.
Schindler sees Stern coming toward him and glances skyward long-sufferingly. FACTORY . Just inside the factory.DAY. making adjustments to a metal press. 132.CRACOW .E. glances up as Schindler moves past.DAY.DAY. 132. D. 133. GUARD He won't see you.F. INT. 130. . but smiles to counter the unfortunately possibility she's some old girlfriend he's forgotten. elaborately tooled saddle from Schindler's trunk . She slips into a provocative dress.As servants hoist a heavy. yeah.F. The mechanic. D.F. 131. 131. EXT. MECHANIC Thank SCHINDLER Yeah.E. INT. she offers her hand. SCHINDLER Miss Krause. D. D. 130. At a mirror. 133. She can see the wall of windows from where she's standing. .a gift for Goeth . Reaching him. Across the street stands a nervous young woman in a faded dress. yeah. phone to his ear.DAY. Puts on heels.E. she applies make-up.F.DAY. He doesn't recognize her. A Parisian hat. FACTORY . And looks in the mirror. APARTMENT . . The woman alone in a dismal room pulling on nylon stockings. 134. He glances down at her disapprovingly and the guard hangs up. She seems to be trying to summon the courage to cross over and onto the factory grounds. she waits as a guard telephones Schindler's office. INT. and Schindler himself as he appears at it. Schindler waits for her on the landing of the stairs. 134. INT.E.
He leads her past Klonowska's desk and into his office. warms it in his hands. clearly take with her. SCHINDLER Who says that? MISS KRAUSE Everyone. MISS KRAUSE They say that no one dies here. He arranges a chair for her. 135. Schindler glances away from her. smiles. He seems weary suddenly. thank you. They're killing old people in Plaszow now. INT. They say you are good. He pours himself a drink. MISS KRAUSE My name is Regina Perlman. 135. a mask of indifference like in the portrait of Adolf Hitler on the wall behind him. Will you bring them here? .DAY. The grace with which she's carried herself up to this point seems to evaporate as she struggles to find the words she wants. They bury them up in the forest. They're old. He seems relieved. not Elsa Krause. goes to his liquor cabinet. Pernod? SCHINDLER Cognac? MISS KRAUSE No.MISS KRAUSE How do you do? He can tell now she doesn't know him. I borrowed these clothes. I've been living in Cracow on false papers since the ghetto massacre. Schindler's face changes like a wall going up. (pause) My parents are in Plaszow. They say your factory is a haven. SCHINDLER So. I have no money. depressed. SCHINDLER'S OFFICE .
his face hard. Stern's look is all innocence. frightened and bewildered.PLASZOW . That's what I ask and that's what I care about. he dispenses with pleasantries in order to admonish the accountant SCHINDLER People die. it's a haven for people with no skills whatsoever. Stern has hardly had time to look up from the work on his desk. INT. She stares at him. STERN (with concern) Are you losing money? SCHINDLER No. SCHINDLER You think I don't know what you're doing? You're so quiet all the time? I know. She hurries out. long moment before SCHINDLER I don't do that.Schindler glances back at her. I ask one thing: whether or not a worker has certain skills.DAY. You've been misled. but Schindler knows better. SCHINDLER He wants to kill everybody? Great. it's a fact of life. send them over to Schindler. In a foul and aggressive mood. Schindler barges into Stern's office. and studies her for a long. 136. get out of my office. I'm not losing money. ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ." didn't you know? It's not a factory. welling up. I swear to God. She feels tears SCHINDLER Cry and I'll have you arrested. bring everybody over? Is that what you think? Yeah. STERN . What am I supposed to do. 136. send them all. cold. His place is a "haven. it's not an enterprise of any kind. that's not the point.
always the bad. And he's got the war. hands it to Stern. to me. yells) It's dangerous. SCHINDLER I'll admit it's a weakness. Then - SCHINDLER You have to understand. Which brings out the worst in people. STERN And killing. Never the good. He leaves.. have him send them over. Schindler sighs either at the predicament itself. personally. Schindler tries to settle down. he wouldn't be like this. so what? What do you expect me to do about it? STERN There's nothing you can do. He's got this whole place to run. You have to think of it in his situation. He'd be all right. good wine. There'd be just the good aspects of him. all these people . it's Schindler himself. . It's doubtful he even realizes this. But in normal circumstances. he does enjoy it. Goeth's under enormous pressure. You came into my office. A guy who loves good food. But it isn't Stern who needs convincing. 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. Always the bad. He turns to leave. He unstraps his watch. the ladies. he's responsible for everything that goes on here. Silence..What other point is SCHINDLER (interrupts. I don't think he enjoys it. husband and wife. but it's clear to Stern.he's got a lot of things to worry about. hesitates. Which is a wonderful crook. making money. It's dangerous. (pause) All right. I'm not asking you to do anything. SCHINDLER Give it to Goldberg.
the latter so drunk he can barely stand up. Schindler and Goeth. patiently it seems. . That's different than power. Brahms' lullaby. He lets him go. he glances over drunkenly. he imagines himself in the role. That's power. Distant music. he should know better. 138. from the Rosner Brothers way down by the women's barracks calming the inhabitants. and the emperor pardons him.NIGHT. That's power. STABLE BOY I'm sorry. they fear us because we have the power to kill arbitrarily. whistling to himself. wondering what the power Schindler describes might feel like. he begs for mercy. we feel pretty good about it. he throws himself down on the floor. he knows he's going to die . BALCONY . though. Up here on the balcony. EXT.GOETH'S VILLA .PLASZOW . We have him killed. SCHINDLER They don't fear us because we have the power to kill. and almost smiles. A man stole something. This worthless man. That's not power. The boy tries to hide his panic. he knows others have been shot for less. That's power. It seems almost as though this temptation toward restraint. Eventually. 137. He sticks a bridle into its mouth. STABLES .. Power is when we have every justification to kill . that's justice.. That's what the emperors had. Or we kill him ourselves and we feel even better.DAY. drags out the saddle Schindler bought Goeth. I'm almost done. stare out over Goeth's dark kingdom. Before he can finish. as he stares out over his camp. EXT.and we don't. GOETH Oh. the stable boy tries to mask his confusion. Goeth is there. though. A man commits a crime. this image Schindler has brush-stroked of the merciful emperor. A stable boy works to ready Goeth's horse before he arrives. holds some appeal to Goeth. sir. that's all right. SCHINDLER Amon the Good. As Goeth waits. throws a riding blanket onto its back.137. he's brought in before the emperor. Perhaps. 138.
139. BARRACKS. The worker is almost shaking. But everywhere he looks. INT. A worker with a pail and cloth appears in the bathroom doorway. He takes a deep breath to calm himself. I pardon you. He so wants to shoot him he can hardly stand it. EXT. sir. 141. Goeth gallops around his great domain holding himself high in the saddle. EXT. Goeth comes into his bedroom sweating from his ride. sir. 142. 142. All he feels is stupid. He stares at the worker. a hand with a gun appears out the bathroom window and fires. he's so terrified of the violent reprisal he expects to receive. 140. He The worker hurries across the dying lawn outside the villa. PLASZOW . EXT. dares a glance back. He forces himself to smile benevolently. I've been unable to remove the stains from your bathtub. 139. it seems. go on. and at that moment. GOETH Go ahead.DAY.DAY. The worker hurries out with his pail and cloth. put some more stains on the porcelain.trying to feel the power of emperors he's supposed to be feeling. leave. Goeth's hand drifts down as if by instinct to the gun in his holster. . GOETH'S VILLA .NIGHT. right in the bathroom. Goeth just stands there for several moments . More to the floor WORKER I have to report. GOETH'S VILLA . 140.MOMENTS LATER . PLASZOW . GOETH What are you using? WORKER Soap.DAY. right here. GOETH (incredulous) Not lye? Soap? The worker hasn't a defense for himself. But he doesn't feel it. Then gestures grandly. 141. he's confronted with stoop-shouldered sloth. Goeth steps past him to take a look.
Goldberg delivers a stack of requisitions and invoices. Stern takes a cursory look at them and shakes his head in dismay. He wants to say sixteen. 145. STERN There are fifteen. and leaves without a word. Schindler and Stern outside Stern's barracks. but ten thousand over? It's stupid.. under Hujar's supervision.Goeth knows this 146. GOLDBERG Stern.DAY. still half-full. 144. 143. he doesn't want to hear it STERN There are fifteen thousand people here GOLDBERG Goeth says there's twenty-five. EXT. You want to argue about it. The workers climb down.The sentries at their little table again. LOADING DOCK. STERN'S OFFICE. I could hide it. Stern comes in with the requisitions. GOLDBERG'S OFFICE. PLASZOW . PLASZOW . drinking Schindler's vodka. close up the trucks. do me a favor. maybe he can get away with it.the supplies for the phantom .O. The accountant's tone is hushed: STERN If he didn't steal so much. throwing down the "surplus" bags of flour and rice . If he's steal with some discretion.. the trucks rumble off. Stern watches truck being unloaded of bags of flour. 145. Behind his desk. Goeth nods to Hujar. seventeen. Hujar calls a halt. Polish workers. Now it's Goldberg's turn to shake his head in dismay. And. 146. PLASZOW MINUTES LATER .DAY.) The SS auditors keep coming around. Nearby. CUT TO: 143. all right. The trucks at the loading dock of Goeth's private warehouse. go tell Goeth. rice and other supplies. STERN (V.DAY.DAY. looking over the books . INT. get out of here. 144. CRACOW .
He hands over to Stern some negotiable items and leaves. it could get worse. Schindler thinks about what Stern has told him. what are we here for.000 prisoners.) . it. They can see Goeth's villa up on the hill. No. all of us. There's another party going on up there. Schindler understands. SCHINDLER What's he done that's so bad .O.you'd think he'd have the common sense to see what's coming. NIGHTCLUB . 148. figures moving around behind the windows.NIGHT. SCHINDLER So you'll be rid of him. But Stern slowly shakes his head 'no. INT.bad as it is. down here. SCHINDLER I'll talk to him. as he nurses a drink from his flask. fuck him.CONTINUED .10. Maybe Auschwitz. 147. CUT BACK TO: 147. BARRACKS . he steals with complete impunity. I'll talk to somebody. STERN (V. to fight a war? We're here to make money. Where . TOFFEL There's taking money and there's taking . SCHINDLER Well. evil as Goeth is. There's the irony . 148. STERN I think it's too late. I'll take care of Schindler and Senior SS Officers Toffel and Scherner share a table in same smoke-filled nightclub they met in.CRACOW .take money? That's a crime? Come on.' STERN If Plaszow is closed. they'll have to send us somewhere else. Fine.who knows? Gross-Rosen maybe.NIGHT. and eventually shrugs.
So. I shouldn't say that . SCHERNER He's a friend of yours. everybody uses everybody. Tell me this. though . we all know that. nods to himself. SCHERNER Not like him. SCHINDLER Did I threaten anybody here? a simple fact. That's not all right. we're in business together. we should hang him for it? TOFFEL He's stealing from you. well.nothing it produces reaches the Army. everybody's happy. Never a thank you note. SCHINDLER Yeah. you want to help him out.has he ever once shown you his appreciation? I've yet to see it. Glancing back again. More important. Never a courtesy. Schindler glances away to the floor show. he considers the SS men with great sobriety. air seems thicker suddenly. His thinly veiled threat of exposure escapes neither SS man. Each of us sitting at this table. He's taking money. my wife at Christmas time SCHINDLER He's got no style. we take from the Army. it works out. in some eyes it doesn't matter the amount we steal. SCHERNER The place produces nothing. he's not worth you making threats against us. I stated The He forgets .money. SCHINDLER So I'll talk to him about it. What is this? I'm sitting here. you know that. SCHINDLER Of course he's stealing from me. suddenly everybody's talking like this is something bad. We take from each other. SCHERNER He doesn't deserve your loyalty. Oskar. it's that we do it.
all she wants now is out before someone . as he would any beautiful girl. 149. finally.The threat still stands. He kisses her on the mouth.her. . In addition to the mid-day soup and break. At one of them. SCHINDLER Thank them for me.E. at the moment. in turn.. D. accompanying the best baritone in the Ukrainian garrison. From Stern he gets a handshake. So does Scherner's threat back to him. 150.DAY. The kiss is broken. D. 149. Surrounded by his friends and lovers.. and they all know that. let's watch the girls. Henry Rosner nudges Leo and they begin another song. SCHINDLER Thank you.SAME TIME . The smiles on the faces around them strain. several workers are debating which of them will go upstairs to thank Schindler. I wish you a happy birthday . FACTORY .F. The SS men consider her as a curiosity..the musicians. Schindler smiles. glancing away SCHINDLER Come on. too. and Schindler smiles again with impunity. this is a beautiful girl. of Ingrid and Klonowska an dGoeth. Schindler. 150. On behalf of the workers . INT. INT.F. . She's surrounded by SS uniforms and swastikas and holstered guns. despite Schindler's assurance otherwise.. The music breaks and out of the silence comes a small nervous voice: FACTORY GIRL .gets shot. The girl backs away nodding anxiously. A Jewish girl from the shop floor is admitted and timidly approaches the drunken group around Schindler. In honor of Schindler's birthday.E. Schindler.DAY. and they all know it. UPSTAIRS OFFICES. And the party tries to resume. sir .. and. Stern glances to heaven. He receives congratulations from the many SS men present and the embraces. Schindler cuts a cake. She hesitates. But Schindler just grins. there are bowls of fruit on the long work tables. Goeth has brought over Stern and the Rosners . both of them .. Amon cocks his head like a confused dog...
PLASZOW . Lord of Lists. Someone sharpens a pencil. The first scratchy note of a Strauss waltz blare from the camp speakers. EXT.PLASZOW . APPELLPLATZ . 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. that one saturating a pad with ink from a bottle. 153. EXT. this one wiring a phonograph. APPELLPLATZ . A physician wipes at his brow with his handkerchief as several prisoners run back and forth. 155. DEPOT . 154. 152. 154. APPELLPLATZ . 152. the entire population of the camp has been concentrated. moves from table to table handing out carbons of lists and sharing morning pleasantries with the clerks. The needle of the phonograph is set down on a pocked 78. EXT.PLASZOW .DAY.DAY.GOETH'S VILLA . BALCONY . the prisoners would no doubt shudder at the sight: the clerks are setting up their folding tables. Some men in white appear like ghosts. naked. EXT. A sorting out process is going on here. those wheeling filing cabinets across the Appellplatz. the healthy from the unhealthy. 151. before him. A trainman waving a lantern guides an engineer who's slowly backing an empty cattle car along the tracks. It couples to another empty slatted car with a harsh clank.PLASZOW .DAWN. that one into that. A doctor's kid is opened.DAY. 155. some fifteen thousand prisoners. Though the music and banners struggle to evoke a country fair. . He makes his selections quickly: this one into this line. Were they not asleep in their barracks.DAWN. Goldberg. 153.151. and Goldberg moves them recording the names. Other figures move around the parade ground in the murky dawn light: these raising a banner. EXT. the presence of the doctors belie it. Down there on the Appellplatz. Another cleans the lenses of his glasses. a stethoscope removed.
Pfefferberg appeals to him with a look that asks. finds Poldek among the group taking off their clothes. his shirtsleeves uncharacteristically rolled up. PFEFFERBERG (O. Pfefferberg is motioned away from the others.S.PLASZOW . Behind the camouflage of other women prisoners. Do I really have to go through this. EXT.PLASZOW . DEPOT . finds Mila. but he nods approvingly. Yeah.DAY.DAY. 156.DAY. sir. PLASZOW . GOETH My mechanic. buy me a pony). He calls out to the Commandant againPFEFFERBERG What about my wife? Goeth thinks about it a moment before he nods. Some still pulling their clothes back on. Amon Goeth. . 158. kauf mir ein Pferdchen" (Mommy. A guard slides open the gate of a cattle car and this first unlucky group climbs aboard.DAY. 157. The sun is higher. Whether the topic is this Health Aktion or the unseasonable weather is unclear.Other groups of people run naked in front of other doctors and clerks. he doesn't have to be put through this indignity. 159. sure. Mila Pfefferberg rubs a beet against her cheeks in desperate hope of adding a little color to her skin.LATER . EXT. chats with one of the doctors as another group strips. Goeth glances up. A clerk accompanies Pfefferberg and. 159. and Goeth turns to a clerk. Notations are made and lines are formed. he's okay. APPELLPLATZ . a children's song. okay. making a notation on the way. 156. the cattle cars hotter. the first wave of the "unfit" is marched onto the platform. The needle of the phonograph is set down on another record. The sun beats down and the music lies. "Mammi. EXT. 157.PLASZOW . Prisoners' arms stretch out between the slats offering diamonds in exchange for a sip of water. EXT.) Commandant. 158. DEPOT .
EXT. her knees. Have a drink. She sees eyes in the darkness. EXT. to a crude wooden structure beyond it. 163.PLASZOW . looking for some children. those who "failed" the medical exams bake as they wait for the last cars to be filled. BARRACKS .SAME TIME . ignoring the flies invading her ears. He notices Goeth then. standing with the other industrialists.and toeholds on the foul walls. past it. INT. pulling planks from the floor. trying to find knee. 162. 161. her nostrils. 160. She works her way slowly down. A small figure in red sprints across to another barracks. Waves of heat rise from the roofs of the long string of cattle cars. I'm running a little late.DAY.LATER . before finally touching harder ground.SAME TIME . GOETH I tried to call you. 162. her shins. Music. five other children are already there. wails. He climbs out and stares transfixed.DAY. 161. Wailing protests quickly escalate to brawls with the guards. and strolls over to them. 160. Guards traipse through a deserted barracks peering up at the rafters.Children are yanked from the arms of their parents. As she struggles to slow her breathing. An arm held out to either side. Bosch and Madritsch. 163. DEPOT . then her ankles.DAY. Revolvers and rifles aim at the sun and fire. INT. Inside. upending cots. Schindler's Mercedes pulls up. MEN'S LATRINES . her racing heart. this is taking longer than I thought. BARRACKS . SCHINDLER What's going on? .DAY. the small girl lowers herself into a pit into which men have defecated. shots. Reaching the surface of the muck she lets her feet submerge.SAME TIME . she hears a hallucinatory murmur BOY'S VOICE This is our place.
They don't know It's like He grins. HOSES have arrived and are being coupled to Plaszow's. and hollers GOETH Hujar! THE D. not just to Goeth. The idling engine only partially covers the desperate pleas for water coming from inside the slatted cars. GOETH They're complaining now? what complaining is. the hoses firing the cold water at the cars on the people inside who are roaring their gratitude. you're giving them hope. Schindler watches as another car is loaded. Oskar. SCHINDLER I've got some 200-meter hoses back at D. At full extension. SCHINDLER What do you say we get your fire brigade out here and hose down the cars? Goeth stares at him blankly. GOETH This is really cruel..F. but to the other SS officers standing around as well. that's cruel. And amusing. Oskar moves away to talk with one of the firemen. another guy and tells him to do it. I got to make room for them. He returns to Goeth. we can reach the cars down at the end. Finally he turns to STREAM OF WATER CASCADE onto the scalding rooftops.E. The fire trucks are there.F.GOETH I got a shipment of Hungarians coming in.E. he just doesn't get it. apparently the hoses still only reach halfway down the long line of cars. Goeth finds this especially sidesplitting. It's always something. then laughs uproariously and calls over to Hujar GOETH Bring the fire trucks! HUJAR What? Hujar heard him. You shouldn't do that. then with a What-will-you-think-ofnext? kind of look. . He glances away at the train. they're climbing into an oven.
E. But slowly then. Schindler glances beyond them to a point outside his office. 167. is not just behaving recklessly here. moments later. D. A German staff car pulls in across the factory gate. appear behind Schindler's wall of glass. 166. Schindler leaning against his desk. Schindler moves along the string of cars pushing sausages through the slats. Accompanied by the laughter of the SS.F. EXT. call in the favors. slowly. INT. boxes of food are unloaded. laughing or not. Goeth is almost hysterical. D. SCHINDLER'S OFFICE . I want you to be aware of that. 165. from the back of the D.DAY. 165. His friend moving along the cars bringing futile mercy to the doomed in front of countless SS men. INT. calmly tries to assess his humorless arresters. she'll make the phone calls. Two Gestapo men climb out. The water rains down on the last car.F. and the guards and officers outside grin at the spectacle. the amusement on his face fades.E. FACTORY . she knows what to do. She nods. .As the water drenches the cars further back.DAY. but you might. SCHINDLER I'm not saying you'll regret it. it's as though he were possessed. GESTAPO 1 We'll risk it.DAY. The girl who brought Schindler best wishes on his birthday glances up from her work to the Gestapo crossing through the factory. 167.F. GUARD What does he think he's saving them from? The joke takes on new dimension when. . trucks. my God. blocking it. GOETH Oh. They climb the stairs to the upstairs offices and. the people inside loudly voice their thanks. 166.E. to Klonowska. drink in his hand.
170. (pause) I kissed a Jewish girl. As the car makes a turn. Though I doubt they can point out the actual provision to me. 169. cigarettes. Concern.DAY. I'll go for a drive with you guys. much more serious. SCHINDLER Where are we going? The guys up front don't answer. 168. GESTAPO CAR . 171. MONTELUPICH PRISON . Schindler forces a smile. Apparently he expected it to turn the other way. than his own. this arrest is different. much more impressive. incongruous with the dank surroundings in his doublebreasted suit. He's led down a flight of stairs into a claustrophobic tunnel. No windows. MONTELUPICH PRISON . Around him clerks speak in whispers. INT. Past shadowy figures crouched in corners and on the floor.DAY. 171.DAY. INT. a soldier who looks like he's been here forever. for dignitaries. The car approaches a building block long with an ominous sameness to the windows. as if raised voices might set off head-splitting echoes along the narrow monotonous corridors. 169. he looks back. His cellmate just stares. . INT. registers on Schindler's face.MOVING . A waste bucket. He snuffs out his cigarette. his money. slowly paces back and forth before his cellmate.DAY. for the first time. INT. SCHINDLER I violated the Race and Resettlement Act. sure. Settled comfortably in the backseat. He's taken past darkened cells. This is not a cell A water bucket. everything. Schindler glances idly out the window. Schindler is made to empty his pockets. it's a nice day. 168. MONTELUPICH PRISON . 170. Now there's a crime.SCHINDLER All right.CRACOW . his greatcoat pulled up around his ears for warmth. CELL. though. Schindler.
Suddenly the man stands up and salutes. In the silence that follows. All right. you know. it's like a virus. Some of my men are infected with this virus. This guy has so many women. which thoroughly confuses Goeth since Goeth is his inferior in rank. You work closely with them like I do. SCHERNER Sit down.. Goeth realizes he has made a serious error in judgment. But he isn't saluting Goeth. In a stiff-backed chair sits a very unlikely defender of racial improprieties . Goeth tries to highlight extenuating circumstances: GOETH He likes women. They should be pitied. INT. 172. he's saluting the officer who has just stepped into the room behind him. This girl was very good-looking. To an impassive SS colonel behind a desk. He switches tacts: GOETH It's a matter of money? We can discuss that.a . He sees a good-looking woman.Amon Goeth. the Jews. that'd be all right with me. OFFICE . Goeth tries to read the guy behind the desk. I see this all the time. he's got all these women. no. GOETH They cast a spell on you. The colonel sits back down. not punished. please come on . Scherner pulls up a chair next GOETH No. to Goeth. he knows he's not getting anywhere with this guy. she was Jewish.the unbribable official. They should receive treatment. He likes good-looking women. He's married. Goeth shifts in his chair. I saw this girl. you see this. because this is as real as typhus.. This man sitting soberly before him is one of that rare breed . SS COLONEL You're offering me a bribe? A "bribe?" gratuity. he shouldn't have done it.DAY.MONTELUPICH PRISON .172. But you didn't see this girl. They have this power. he doesn't think. but his face is like a wall. They love him.
GOETH'S VILLA . not them. it seems unlikely he'll be on his feet much longer. No future. And that's not just good old-fashioned Jew-hating talk. but it's clear. Taking him away from the others. morose. GOETH Sir. a little more subdued than usual. There's no future in it. SCHERNER We give you Jewish girls at five marks a day. paying no attention to the visiting Commandant from Treblinka or anybody else TREBLINKA GUY . maybe two thousand units a day. thin.the field officer staggers over to a chair in the corner of the crowded room and slumps into it. Schindler smiles good-naturedly. a drink in his hand SS OFFICER "Gloomy Sunday" again. Amon. . swaying precariously. if everything is working? I don't know. Again they play the song. taking him into his confidence GOETH God forbid you ever get a real taste for Jewish skirt. He's out.an excessively melancholy tale in which a young man commits suicide for love . INT. Scherner smiles and allows Goeth to shake his hand.SCHERNER Hello. a little worse for wear perhaps. Goeth laughs too loud. They don't have a future. gray Waffen SS officer has a request for the Rosner brothers. that he has fallen from grace. 173. even to Goeth himself. A tall. SS OFFICER I want to hear "Gloomy Sunday" again. Oskar. drawing a weary glance from Scherner. Indeed. THE THIN GRAY SS OFFICER is back in front of the musicians.We can process at Treblinka. 173.NIGHT. Again he staggers across the crowded room to his chair in the corner. He's drunk.PLASZOW . as Henry and Leo Rosner begin the son . you should kiss us. It's policy now.
EXT.God The music falls apart. wrenching from the song all the sentimentality they can. as they play. Glancing back. orders of some kind. carrying blankets and bundles. this one somber man in the corner staring at them almost gratefully. the Rosners not only play the song again. . as if they could actually drive him to kill himself. No one else in the room is aware of the exchange going on between them . He stands there for a moment. to the corner. he takes out a gun and shoots himself in the head. And. Schindler can be seen arguing with an SS officer who's trying to hand him papers. This time From a distance.Jesus . Now you're talking. or with modesty.He shrugs like it's nothing. and him. if not of the intention. TREBLINKA GUY Now Auschwitz. though. then slowly makes his way out onto the balcony where he stands in the night air. There. for Christ's sake play something else. though.DAY. Goeth is dully impressed. absolutely still. which the irate industrialist refuses to accept.a machine. now there's a death factory. D. The brothers find Goeth in the crowd looking at them like. the Rosners see the gloomy SS officer getting slowly up from his chair. Schindler. 174. in silhouette to the Rosners. Which they do .defeated . There. Auschwitz. staring at nothing. and interrupts the spell GOETH Enough . Come on. AGAIN THE GRAY OFFICER wavering before Henry and Leo. . they know what they're doing. Eventually.E..this man and this music . they don't wait for him to ask for it LEO ROSNER "Gloomy Sunday." As the man stumbles back to his chair. 174. Schindler's workers are marched under heavy guard out of the factory and its annexes and across the fortified yard. it's like a.F. at least of the repetition.which the brothers play as if it were an invocation.. it's unclear. they play with it. they know how to do it.some innocuous Von Suppe. Goeth turns back to one of his guests. only politely so. someone does become aware. What I got is nothing. closer. Here. ruining a perfectly good party.
He glances off. over at the stream. layer upon layer. 175. Approaching him. another corpse in it. is unclear. The dead lay everywhere.DAY. He sees a wheelbarrow trundled by Pfefferberg.PLASZOW . they come up with this? I got to find every body buried up here? And burn it? It's always something. GOETH (indignant) They're taking mine. GOETH I'm trying to live my life. Goeth calls to Schindler GOETH Can you believe this? Goeth shakes his head.LATER . Where. A creek flowing gently through marshy ground under an umbrella of trees. Schindler joins him and stares at a pyre of bodies built by masked and gagging workers. Leo John and his five year old son. victims of Plaszow. SCHINDLER When? I don't know. FOREST . a corpse in it. Schindler abruptly breaks off the discussion with the SS man. He fears the body is Mila's. Leo John. or at least not distracted by. 175. When I said they didn't have a future I didn't mean tomorrow. The workers move around it dousing it with gasoline. a ghastly endeavor going on beyond them: Bodies being exhumed out of the earth. but then sees her trundling another barrow. out of the mass graves in the forest. His glance finds his man. Arriving. dismayed. . on their knees catching tadpoles. the dissolution of his kingdom. climbs into his car and drives off. (pause) Auschwitz. SCHINDLER You took my workers. The pyre has reached the height of a man's shoulder. GOETH Soon. victims of the ghetto massacre. Schindler sees Goeth standing up at the tree line. furious. seem unaware of. EXT. he hesitates. He sighs at the unfairness of it all.His people are being taken.
But neither makes a move toward the other. 178. Behind him. Tight on the gleeful boy with a tadpole in his hand. the suitcases.NIGHT. how you doing? BRINNLITZ GUY 1 Look at this. 178. the dark empty spaces. furniture like shrouds over the dead. smoke from the pyre rises into the sky. A church in the main square of a sleepy hamlet. drinking. Light pouring in through the windows. POLAND/CZECHOSLOVAKIA BORDER . 179. which Schindler interprets correctly to mean. A priest and his parishioners. Yes. morning Mass over. Emilie has noticed him. FACTORY . things are gone. White sheets over the Schindler's personal 177. 176. Somehow their old ne'er-do-well friend has managed to do quite well. the backseat piled high with suitcases. the car. The barrier is lifted and he crosses into Czech countryside. in silhouette against the wall of glass. Schindler's Mercedes. INT.DAY. He tips the porter extravagantly and turns back to the .E. SCHINDLER'S APARTMENT . check into the hotel. A border guard returns his passport to him. the great difference between their respective stations in life. They come over. hanging gout. Schindler. and it amazes them. INT. Finally she walks away. SCHINDLER Hey. notice the elegantly dressed gentleman outside the town's only hotel. emerging from it.GOETH This is good. his silent machines. the clothes. her. SQUARE. 179. Some guys outside a bar/café. 176. Schindler. Across the square.EVENING. EXT. stares down at his deserted factory. They recognize him. BRINNLITZ. I'm out of business and he's catching tadpoles with his son. including Emilie Schindler. INT.F. and he. 177. D. CZECHOSLOVAKIA MORNING.
SCHINDLER How do you do? (to them both) What can I get you. SCHINDLER Now I'm back. SCHINDLER Let me buy you a drink. BRINNLITZ GUY 2 Oskar . BAR . . 181. not because he doesn't know. 180. making sure everybody's happy.NIGHT. Finally BRINNLITZ GUY 2 He's a salesman. had some laughs. BRINNLITZ GUY 2 Now you're back. He gestures to the bartender to refill his friend's and his date's drinks. something has changed. hasn't it? SCHINDLER Things worked out. what're you drinking? BRINNLITZ GUY 2 Nothing's changed. 181. Except for the clothes of the working class clientele. and you know what I'm going to do now? I'm going to have a good time.my friend Lena.BRINNLITZ . So are you. A guy at a table with a girl gestures him over. pats the guy on the shoulder and wanders over to the next table.NIGHT. INT.guys from the bar. I made some money over there. 180. INT. you know. the scene is reminiscent of the SS nightclub in Cracow: Schindler. the great entertainer. It was good. HOTEL ROOM .BRINNLITZ . Then again. GIRL Who is he? The guy has to think. but because his old friend Oskar is so many things it's hard to know which description to use. working his way around the tables making sure everybody's got enough to drink.
SCHINDLER . at the window. I want my people. You've got to move them. ramshackle structures. wanders around some more. Schindler and Goeth on the balcony of the villa. climbs down off a Moto-Guzzi motorcycle. The sun. the equipment.DAY. SCHINDLER Goddamn it. just coming up. this is "good business" in your opinion. BALCONY. In his robe. off in the distance. 182. BRINNLITZ . or only one choice. GOETH'S VILLA . here. GOETH What are you. a long abandoned factory of some kind. GOETH Oh. in leather riding gear. at least for now. SCHINDLER These people. until the shipments can be arranged. nestled against the mountains. still operating. 183.A woman asleep in the bed. 182. SCHINDLER Look GOETH You're not telling me something. everything to Czechoslovakia . Goeth considers his friend. EXT. Closer. or realizing there's no choice.it doesn't make any sense. EXT. drinking. Schindler. my people. GOETH You want these people. Tight on his face. Below them lies the camp. Moses? What is this? Where's the money in this? What's the scam? SCHINDLER It's good business. peers in through broken windows. The girl from the bar. and hating it. torn between conflicting choices.DAWN. 183. Schindler calmly smokes as he stares out at the night.PLASZOW . The town. He slowly wanders around. greatly puzzled.
it's just irritating to me I can't figure it out. . can't find it. I'm familiar with them. 184. HARD CUT TO: 184. searching for the real answer in his face. He GOETH Yeah. What's a person worth to you. GOETH If you admit to making three.I know them. GOETH Yeah. GOETH You did. He smiles. GOETH What's one worth to you? That's the question. Goeth thinks about it in the silence. GOETH You're probably scamming me somehow. Goeth studies him. you got to be making three. all right.It's good for me . sure. actually. don't tell me. I'll go along with it. Schindler admits it with a shrug. It's good for the Army. Everybody's happy. They need that. He's sure Schindler's got something else going on here he's not telling him. He's going to make some money out of this even if he can't figure it out. Then a slow nod to himself. It's good for you you'll be compensated. Goeth finds this whole line of reasoning impossible to believe. But how? SCHINDLER I just told you. but you didn't. then it's four. If I'm making a hundred. Tank shells. You know what I'm going to make? Artillery shells. SCHINDLER All you have to do is tell me what it's worth to you.
Stern pulls the sheet out of the machine. .A FACE .NAME TIGHT ON SCHINDLER slowly pacing the six or seven steps Stern's cramped office allows. The sound of the keys. rolls in another. A FACE. he mumbles to himself GOETH A virus.. Schindler's List. a child The glass coming up to Schindler's COGNAC SPILLING into a glass.FACE . forty. hard Reichmarks. the sound as loud as gunshots TIGHT ON THE FACE OF A MAN . SCHINDLER You can do the same thing I'm doing. MADRITSCH I've done enough for the Jews.." IN HIS SMALL CLUTTERED PLASZOW OFFICE .the letters the size of buildings.. There's nothing stopping you. nursing a drink. SCHINDLER Poldek Pfefferberg . Mila Pfefferberg .the parents of "Elsa Krause. THE KEYS typing another name A FACE. MOVING DOWN THE LIST of names. As Goeth looks at CURRENCY. tight.THE KEYS OF A TYPEWRITER slapping a name onto a list LEVARTOV . types a name.. workers' names from a Reich Labor Office document to the list in his typewriter.NAME . THE KEYS typing 'PFEFFEPFEFFERBERG'S face. a woman . A FACE.Stern transcribes D.a man. to get his workers out. fifty. in a small valise. it. EQUIPMENT BEING LOADED onto trucks outside Madritsch's Plaszow factory..F.E. MILA'S face.. Madritsch is shaking his head 'no' to Schindler's appeal to make his own list. a woman. tight.PERLMAN TIGHT ON TWO ELDERLY FACES . A NAME . a man.the hinge-maker Goeth tried to kill with a faulty revolver THE KEYS HAMMER another name .Rabbi Levartov .
STERN (O. trying to count them. the one who hid in the pit of excrement. his family. STERN (O. All of them.A FACE . and the faces of his sons THREE OR FOUR PAGES of names next to the typewriter. valise from it and heads for Goeth's villa. Over the FACES we've never seen. Leo. THE TRUNK OF SCHINDLER'S MERCEDES yawning open. Stern . SCHINDLER AND BOSCH. The keys type SZERWITZ TIGHT ON THE FACE of the investor who stole from Schindler. the "chicken thief." Over THE FACE OF A GIRL.how many - .S. He is.) About six hundred SCHINDLR (O.one of the original D. SCHINDLER The investors. the accordionist. four fifty SCHINDLER More.S. He takes a small Stern.) Eight hundred. A NAME .another of the Jewish investors. investors.F. TIGHT ON his brother.mouth. the same answer. ANOTHER NAME .' MOVING DOWN another page of names. the violinist. SCHINDLER (angrily) Give or take what. SCHINDLER Szerwitz.S. hesitating there.) More. estimates STERN Four hundred. the other Plaszow industrialist.ANOTHER FACE . STERN GLANCES UP with a look that asks Schindler if he's sure about this one. THE KEYS typing ROSNER TIGHT ON Henry Rosner.E. The same appeal Schindler made to Madritsch. give or take. 'no. the one he threatened to have killed by the SS. THE SOUND OF THE KEYS OVER the face of a boy.
Stern heard him and stops typing. Finally awkwardly SCHINDLER I'm buying them. And Schindler doesn't answer. quietly to himself SCHINDLER That's it. A NAME we don't recognize is typed. STERN What did Goeth say? You just told him how many you needed? It doesn't sound right. glances over. BLACKJACK. 185. Stern had no idea. but Stern know it is. he gives me the people. I'm paying him. He's avoided telling Stern the details of the deal struck with Goeth. Schindler SCHINDLER Give him the list. THE FACE OF Goeth's maid. it's costing me a fortune. is thrown a four. Stern resumes where he left off. Eventually.NIGHT. STERN RUMS HIS FINGER down the pages of names. but then hesitates again. trying to count them more precisely. STERN'S OFFICE . SCHINDLER You can finish that page. I give him money. he'll sign it. GOETH SWEEPS his hold card against the table. (pause) If you were still working for me I'd expect you to talk me out of it. A FACE we don't recognize. 185. And has no idea now what to say. dealt by GOETH. A queen falls and Goeth groans his misfortune. drinking. and balks telling him now. They're betting diamonds. sweeps it again and gets a jack. counting them. he'll get the people ready. shrugs like it's no big deal.count them. he and Schindler. to the sound of the typewriter. I have to go back to . INT. There's something he doesn't understand.PLASZOW . Schindler leafing through the page of names.
And then nothing at all. The uproar reaches such a clamoring level there's no point in his continuing. party pin in his lapel. the citizens of Brinnlitz. 186. to dispel the disturbing rumors they've heard. GOETH'S VILLA . What he Schindler in front of a large assembly. 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. my mother is buried here.Brinnlitz. his audience's angry reaction. does as he's told. 187. Silence. Schindler drinks. INT. imposing SS guards on either side of him.NIGHT. TOWN COUNCIL HALL .DAY. . of his own voice Raising pitch SCHINDLER . I'll see you there. And then SCHINDLER Finish the page. many of them appearing bewildered by him or the "situation" that has arisen. this is my home. local government officials. Nothing but the sound of the typewriter keys. drinking with. Stern turns back. SCHNDLER These are skilled munitions workers they are essential to the war effort The noise begins.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. my wife was born here. The rest will die. He looks out over his audience. His estranged wife is there. SCHINDLER This is my home. The page is done. can't figure out is why. as usual. Stern is really overcome by what this man is doing.PLASZOW . 186. SCHINDLER I was born here.BRINNLITZ . to take care of things on that end.
Schindler signs his name to Reich Main Office directives. 191.PLASZOW . As Goldberg gathers his paperwork. Names on a notepad. 190. PRISONER Am I on the list? GOLDBERG What list is that? He knows what the prisoner means and the prisoner knows he knows. A train full of people destined for Auschwitz pulls away from the platform. 190. Armaments contracts. Around him. endures the bureaucratic tedium of signing memoranda. INT. squeezing it into the . He comes to Schindler's list.NIGHT. DEPOT . He means Schindler's List. ADMINISTRATION BUILDING PLASZOW . He hands the whole stack of paperwork to Marcel Goldberg. Gangster. and discreetly turns over to Goldberg a couple of diamonds from the lining of his coat. the first few crossed out. The good list? GOLDBERG Well. a prisoner approaches him. OFFICE. doesn't it? The prisoner knows that. huge Hilo machines. too. SS engineers stand around frowning at the lay of the land. Goldberg has the signature page of the list in a typewriter. requisitions. Goeth. Goldberg types the next name onto a page of The List. some drainage problem no doubt. at his writing desk.DAY. initials each page and signs the last with no more interest than the others.DAY.187. Evacuation Board and Department of Economy form. 188. shipments of heavy equipment. 188.DAY. At a folding table in the middle of the field. 191. that depends. EXT. GOLDBERG'S OFFICE . watchtowers. EXT. SCHINDLER'S BRINNLITZ FACTORY SITE . INT. He carefully aligns it and types his own name in a space allowed by the bottom margin. 189. transport orders. Personnel Clerk. barracks. the new camp is taking shape: Electric fences are going up. are being off-loaded from flatbed train cars.PLASZOW . Executor of Lists. 189.
193. GOLDBERG Hey. and crosses that one out on the pad. INT. Pfefferberg. EXT. how's it going? (Pfefferberg ignores him) You know about the list? You're on it. wrestled to the ground and brutally kicked. tears the handwritten page of names from the notepad. 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. crumples it and throws it away. Poldek.DAY. PFEFFERBERG What do I got for you? GOLDBERG Takes diamonds to stay on this list. the blows coming down hard on his back. all right. As the forms of his attackers move away. beating him across the shoulders and head with it. . types another name. MECHANICS GARAGE . GOLDBERG All right. all right. that's what I got for you. tires of the exacting task. 192. Schindler. PFEFFERBERG Of course I'm on it.NIGHT. 192. on his way back to his hotel after a night of drinking. Goldberg comes in.upper margin. Pfefferberg suddenly attacks him with the wrench in his hand.PLASZOW . 193. BRINNLITZ . is jumped by three guys. adjusting the carburetor. he catches a glimpse of one of them -his "friend" who admired his car when he first arrived back in town. Goldberg goes down. PFEFFERBERG I'll kill you. tries to scramble away on his knees. his head under the hood of a German staff car. He rolls the page down.
The train pulls into the small quiet Brinnlitz station. COUNTRYSIDE . The train idles at a crossing in the middle of nowhere. stands . Some already in them. the others. wedged into a corner of an impossibly crowded car. 194. are apparent only to the clerks and guards. 195. 197. clerks at folding tables shuffle paper while others mill around with clipboards. a lone Polish boy stands watching. most standing in lines. 195. Pens in hands checking them off.He makes it outside the garage and runs. A boy is allowed to remain in a line with his father. Moving across the faces peering out from between the slats. 197. EXT.POLAND . his mother is taken to another line composed of women and girls.MOVING . A cattle car is coupled to another. if they can be properly sorted from one another.NIGHT. EXT. CATTLE CAR . On the platform. the rest for Auschwitz.DAY. it becomes apparent there are only male prisoners aboard. At the far end of the platform.DAY. Below.BRINNLITZ . the end of one virtually indistinguishable from the beginning of another. This segregation is the only recognizable process going on. EXT. his hand comes up and across his neck making the gesture of a throat being slit. DEPOT . Lists of names. if they exist. and maybe not even to them. A train snakes across the dark landscape. Just before an empty train roars past from the other direction obscuring him. 196. Thousands of prisoners on the platform. on a dirt road. EXT. 194. The doors are opened and the prisoners begin climbing down.PLASZOW . INT. It is chaos. 196. Stern. calling out names. some climbing onto strings of slatted cars on opposing tracks. Some bound for Brinnlitz. changing lines. 196. but it is no more comfortable than the others on their way to Auschwitz-Birkenau. 197. flanked by several SS guards. the pin dropped into place. CROSSING . DEPOT . This train may be headed for Schindler's hometown.NIGHT. Paperwork.DAY.
Schindler addresses them SCHINDLER You'll be interested to know I received a cable this morning from the Personnel Office. smiles almost imperceptibly. INT. 198. a Tyrolean hat. Mila Pfefferberg stares at the place. They should be arriving here sometime tomorrow. they've seen this place in nightmares.DAY. only one in which the inhabitants reside strictly temporarily. EXT. . AUSCHWITZ . Mila's eyes return to the constant smoke rising beyond the birch trees at the settlement's western end. a meal of soup and bread awaits the workers. turns and walks away. Leading a procession of nine hundred male Jewish "criminals" through the center of town. BRINNLITZ .DAY. To Mila. As they're sitting down to it. EXT. A train backs slowly along the tracks toward an arched gatehouse. under her breath WOMAN Where are the clerks? So often terrified by the sight of a clerk with a clipboard.Schindler. 201.DAY. It's Auschwitz. 200. He sees Stern among the workers. 201. Under the towering Hilo machines. 199. 198. As they're marched across the muddy yard by guards carrying truncheons. Pillars of dark smoke rise from the stacks into the sky. 199. The stunned women climb down from the railcars onto an immense concourse bisecting the already infamous camp. as though there remains no further reason to record their names. RURAL POLAND . EXT. The women inside the cattle cars don't need a sign to tell them where they are. The women have left. BRINNLITZ MUNITIONS FACTORY . To his customary elegant attire he has added a careless accouterment. Schindler ignores the angry taunts and denouncements and the occasional rock hurled by the good citizens of Brinnlitz lining the streets. 200. It' so big.DAY. it is the absence of clerks which unsettles the woman now. Plaszow. like a city.
INT.DAY. 204.DAY. A young silver-haired doctor moves slowly along rows of Schindler's women. GESTAPO Your friend Amon Goeth has been arrested. SCHINDLER I'd love to. SCHINDLER I can't go to Breslau. We need to talk. Schindler is intercepted by some Gestapo men who have just emerged from their car. OFFICES . As he strides across the factory courtyard toward his motorcycle. He pauses in front of one. GESTAPO In Breslau. EXT. Before Stern can react. okay. Schindler is out the door. 203. YOUNG DOCTOR How old are you. with tiny gestures. passing Stern's desk. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . Schindler comes out of his office and. mumbles SCHINDLER They're in Auschwitz.BRINNLITZ FACTORY . Breslau? These guys are serious. 202.DAY. I have to leave. AUSCHWITZ . considering each with a pleasant smile even as he makes his selections. The looks on their faces tell him he's not going anywhere. SCHINDLER (pause) I'm sorry to hear that. 203. GESTAPO There are some things that are unclear. EXT. it'll have to wait until I get back. SCHINDLER All right. Not now. let's talk. Mother? .202.MOMENTS LATER . 204. for the death chambers.
The doctor nods pensively. WOMAN (pause) Sir. Amon Goeth waits. You are not under investigation. INVESTIGATOR Everything you say will be held in confidence.DAY. YOUNG DOCTOR And who on earth is Oskar Schindler? He glances around hopelessly. On his behalf there is only you. understandingly. The doctor nods again as if the information were valuable. It doesn't. Schindler will vouch for him. BRESLAU . In a large room. Enamelware. One of the SS guards who accompanied the women from Plaszow speaks up PLASZOW GUARD He had a factory in Cracow. We're Schindler Jews. in uniform. We know you are close friends. Schindler sits before a panel of twelve sober Bureau V investigators and a judge of the SS court. and he'd have killed her for it. Goeth is. 205. Mr. We know this is hard for you.She could lie. He is being held on charges of embezzlement and racketeering." this woman to this line. Schindler will straighten this out. SS PRISON. as if it meant something to him.DAY. Maybe he's already here. We're not supposed to be here. 206. She could tell the truth. You're here at his request to corroborate his denials. BRESLAU . CELL . Our information onto his financial speculations comes from many sources. hopefully. You are not under investigation. it seems. Then In a dank cell. INT. a mistake's been made.SS PRISON. INT. and he'd have her killed for that. too. we work for Oskar Schindler. But we must ask you - . this other one to that. 206. YOUNG DOCTOR A potmaker? He smiles to himself and gets on with the "examination. Schindler is on his way. 205.
The pot is empty. INT. In Schindler's absence. Mila and the other woman exchange a glance. 207. The apparitions clamor around the pot a moment more. the Commandant of Schindler's new subcamp. at night. the smoke pluming even now. BARRACKS . INT. I'll cut you three hundred from it. Hoss nods at them. Schindler seems to think about the offer as he nurses his drink. dipping little metal cups into it. moves through the factory conducting an impromptu inspection. and another boy. sorting casings at a work table.AUSCHWITZ . ten or eleven. the travel papers.NIGHT. He points out to a guard a kid no more nine. to figure out the unfamiliar process of manufacturing artillery shells. the workers attempt to operate the unfamiliar machines. Mila can only stare.SCHINDLER He stole our country blind. Mila and another woman cross back toward their barracks carrying a large heavy pot of broth. then at Schindler. HOSS You're right. 207. 208. EXT. Untersturmfuhrer Jose Liepold.DAY. HOSS' HOUSE . 209. over and over. Out of the darkness appear "apparitions. the machines are running. MILA Where's Schindler now? 209. over cognac. Not more than a hundred meters away stand the birch trees and crematoria. (pause) Let me offer you this in apology for the inconvenience." skeletal figures which surround the two women. carrying a box. There's movement. or rather the soup pot between them. the Evacuation Board authorization. It's "tempting. In his en." . Auschwitz Commandant Rudolf Hoss considers the documents Schindler has brought: the list.NIGHT. Too startled to speak. than furtively slip back into the same darkness from which they came. New ones. I have a shipment coming in tomorrow. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . These are fresh.AUSCHWITZ . 208. a clerical error has bee made. there's noise. but little is being produced.
A horrified cry suddenly breaks through the noise of the engines. another. 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. Then: HOSS You shouldn't get stuck on names. Schindler.DAY. and another. As the gates are closed on the women's cars. These are my workers. New columns are formed. many of whom have noticed their mothers now and are echoing their tortured cries with their own. a train on another track arrives. As the cars fill. standing at the end of the platform stone-faced.HOSS The train comes. Silence. we turn it around. They're on the list. EXT. and. They should be . Schindler becomes aware of what's happening and. locked in. As each woman steps out of line. One of Schindler's women. CONCOURSE . Another cry erupts. watches the women whose names he is "stuck on. the gates of the others are opened and the people spill out. TRAIN YARD . HOSS That's right. appears to a guard: SCHINDLER These are mine. it creates a lot of paperwork. the fifteen or twenty boys. as the women spot their children. Schindler manages to gather them together. tries to corral these particular boys. 210. a guard unceremoniously brushes a swathe of red paint across her clothes. brought here. Hoss misinterprets the look. has seen her son among those coming down off the train on the opposing track. Guards calling out names from a list.AUSCHWITZ . climbing onto the cattle cars.AUSCHWITZ . 211. A large assembly of women. confiscated from the Brinnlitz factory. passing over other children. The "fresh" ones Schindler turned down. Why. EXT.DAY. The ones on the list in Hoss' hand. SCHINDLER I appreciate it." whose clothes are slashed with red paint. 211. it's yours. in the middle of the crowded platform. 210. I want these.
sons in their fathers'. INT. 214. the people are not. 214. They're essential. This he hasn't heard. SCHINDLER Their fingers. How else do you expect me to polish the inside of a 45 millimeter shell casing? The guard stares at him dumbly. The machines are silent. Women are in their husbands' arms. trying to think. The guard. is just turning away when Schindler thrusts his smallest finger at him.DAY. at the wire. they're fine. He points across to the women's train. at least not on the BRINNLITZ FACTORY .or . Schindler.DAY. Schindler is nodding his head. EXT. outside. SCHINDLER Yes.the women. Liepold isn't smiling. SCHINDLER They're skilled munition workers. the children. guards. marching across a field toward the factory.on the train. It appears to them that the women are covered in blood . There's food on the tables but it's largely ignored. BRINNLITZ CAMP . Neither is Schindler. Like a mirage in the distance they appear . . the men watch the approaching procession. some are even smiling. the reunion taking precedence. SS MESS HALL . These are essential workers? GUARD They're boys. 213. At the perimeter of the camp. who heard it all. The women are shrieking their sons' names.DAY. The guard glances from the frantic gentleman to the anxious brook around him.SAME TIME . then down to the boys. 213. every excuse imaginable. INT.could it be paint? They're walking. They polish the insides of shell casings. 215.
waiting for him to say whatever it is he has to say. If you shoot without thinking. SCHINDLER Good. Schindler pauses at one of the machines. They tear open cases of schnapps and begin setting the bottles out on the tables. nodding his approval. Schindler nods. Under the Businesses Compensation Fund I am entitled to file damage claims for such deaths. They are seated at the long tables. The place is in full operation. His eyes meet Liepold's. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . He leans down and taps at the SCHINDLER This isn't right. SCHINDLER For your cooperation. So there will be no Schindler strolls through his factory looking over the shoulders of the workers. most of whom look like tired middle-aged reservists. crystal of one of the gauges. In hopes of ensuring that. the people. their food getting cold.DAY. finally. It's taken a while to calibrate the machines. but it's going good now. hold his icy stare. SCHINDLER Under Department W provisions. 216. is it? . turning out shells by the caseload. As he steps away he gestures to some kitchen workers. Then frowns. summary executions here. that's how it works.215. guards will no longer be allowed on the factory floor without my authorization. you go to prison and I get paid. 216. having figured out the complicated Hilos. Schindler stands before the assembled camp guards. INT. SCHINDLER How's it going? WORKER Good. it is unlawful to kill a worker without just cause. you have my gratitude. then return to the guards. There will be no interference of any kind with production.
SCHINDLER That looks right. He's just screwed He wanders off. I'll give it to you. He's at a machine buffing shells. SCHINDLER How's it going. nods uncertainly. Levartov. Schindler changes the calibration of the machine with an cavalier adjustment to a knob . takes a look. the hinge-maker. 217.The worker kneels down. It's been years since he's been allowed. Schindler comes up to another worker. Reaching over. There. SCHINDLER It is Friday. watches him work. Levartov. WORKERS BARRACKS . to perform Sabbath rites. SCHINDLER I've got some wine in my office. 217. let's go. Schindler . shouldn't you? What are you doing here? Levartov just stares. offering casually SCHINDLER Come on. Come on.and all the gauge readings shift. eventually glances away. INT. he hangs up his goggles and follows after Schindler. The rabbi keeps staring. It looks right to him. The worker stares after him. Why don't we go over there. Finally. Rabbi? LEVARTOV Good. up settings that took weeks to get right. following Schindler's gaze. Levartov looks around.NIGHT. Schindler nods. gestures back to him. Schindler heads off. sir. SCHINDLER Sun's going down. indeed inclined. isn't it? LEVARTOV Is it? SCHINDLER You should be preparing for the Sabbath.
Some of the others begin to hear it. It sounds like . but he's not sure how to put it.NIGHT. GUARDS BARRACKS . 220. far away. 221. The two of them at the kitchen table in a modest apartment. faint. the singing.Under the shadow of a watchtower. 221. from the trees. He's trying to ask her something. He goes to his window.. singing. APATMENT BUILDING . INT. then hears nothing. he wants to get it right. EXT.NIGHT. The door to an apartment opens from the inside revealing Emilie Schindler. EMILIE'S APARTMENT .NIGHT. a night sentry. Only the night creatures. silent. There. looking great as usual. 222. Levartov recites Kiddush over a cup of wine to workers gathered around him. 219. among the roof-high tiers of bunks strung with laundry. Finally the words just tumble out SCHINDLER I want you to come work for me. he's said it. BRINNLITZ CAMP . listens to the distant singing. INT. bottle of win in his hand. her estranged husband. the guards relax with schnapps. unsure where it's coming from.BRINNLITZ . denouncing Schindler most likely. LIEPOLD'S QUARTERS . Liepold is typing a letter. The pounding keys bury all other sounds but when he pauses to reread what he's typed. drinking. he hears it. 220. peers out. The barracks gradually becomes quiet.SAME TIME . smiling as if nothing is wrong between them. 219. INT.NIGHT. all the guards straining to hear. At his small desk. She cooly considers the visitor on her doorstep. 218. GUARD What is that? Conversations cease. On a watchtower. INT. It sounds like Yiddish singing. It seems like it's emanating from the surrounding hills. 218. at least he is.SAME TIME . One of them becomes distracted by a distant sound. as if nothing is wrong in the entire world. On their bunks. But the bewildered look on Emilie's face .. listens for a moment more.NIGHT. 222. cards and magazines.
223. He's never said it before.DAY. too. My wife. there we are.wonders. He gets up. see how it goes without the strain of . OFFICES . He extends his hand to her. (pause) It's a nice place. It really is a shame they're not right for each other and never will be. you know. A shrug adds. Schindler and Emilie have come in and are walking toward the accountant's desk. Like the doormen and waiters of Cracow. go to a party. What do you think? She doesn't answer. SCHINDLER Emilie's offered to work in the clinic. but she does love him. This way we'll see each other at work. work there.BRINNLITZ FACTORY . STERN How do you do? EMILIE How do you do? STERN Stern is my accountant and friend. Stern glances up from his work.. saying nothing.whatever you want to call it when a man. SCHINDLER All right (now he'll be honest) We can spend time together that way. INT.. a husband and a wife go out to dinner. go have a drink. 223. That's what was hard for you to say? SCHINDLER You don't have to live with me. To . we see how it goes. It looks awful. You'd like it. . Stern too never imagined Schindler was married and has trouble hiding his astonishment now. You get used to that. He loves her. His voice trails off. same place. It sounds strange to Stern hearing Schindler actually say it. We can see each other. She's the only woman he's even known who could make him nervous just sitting across a table from him.. I wouldn't ask that. Emilie Schindler. SCHINDLER Itzhak Stern..
Schindler comes in carrying a radio. He sets it down on a bench where Pfefferberg's working on the frame of a machine motor with a blow torch. perhaps to take her on a tour of the place. 225. In a male barracks. EMILIE Pleasure meeting you. Schindler nods. INT. SCHINDLER Can you fix it? The radio.BRINNLITZ CAMP . It works perfectly. See what you can do. 225.He's not sure what she's going to do there.DAY. a group of workers including Pfefferberg huddle in a corner around the radio. straining to hear through heavy static a broadcast by the BBC. . 224. BARRACKS . CLINIC . 224.DAY. she's not a nurse or a doctor. 226. PFEFFERBERG What's wrong with it? SCHINDLER How should I know? It's broken. 226.NIGHT. the Voice of London. A waltz. he's never seen Schindler so uncomfortable. SCHINDLER Yes. Pfefferberg plugs it into an outlet and switches it on. He leaves. The Schindlers leave. a sketchy report of an Eastern offensive by Allied Russian forces. offers his arm to his wife.BRINNLITZ CAMP . Stern sits back down at his desk and smiles. INT. shrugs. STERN (to her) That's very generous of you. looks around. STERN It was a pleasure meeting you.BRINNLITZ FACTORY . INT. MACHINE SHOP .
a rare thing for him. eventually settling on Emilie.LATER . in other circumstances. This isn't pots and pans. INT. They have to understand. We'll get it right one of these days. Stern comes in. SCHINDLER Stern. 227. this is a precise business. Stern. In a quiet corner of the clinic.As a camp doctor attends to sufferers of dysentery. that's to be expected. Then dismisses the problem with a . rocket casings .apparently all of them have failed quality-control tests. SCHINDLER Well. Schindler sifts through the glasses still in the box. Schindler carefully slips the new glasses onto the accountant's face. crystal clear. CLINIC . his heart exposed and in flames. SCHINDLER They arrived. A very angry complaint. can you believe it? Stern allows himself a smile. Schindler and Emilie sort pairs of prescription glasses from a parcel. I wouldn't worry about it. shipped from Cracow.DAY. I'll write them a letter. STERN We need to talk. These are start-up problems. Not quite sure what he's seeing is real STERN They arrived. comes up with a particular pair and holds them proudly. 227. Schindler nods soberly. standing near a picture on the wall which. shrug. he'd find less than reassuring: Jesus. SCHINDLER Well. He looks around the clinic. STERN They're withholding payment. sure. So would I. the tank shells. Schindler concentrates on the disquieting news Stern has brought him: STERN We've received a complaint from the Armaments Board. The artillery shells. So would you.
We'll pass them off as ours.. they'll still eventually reach their intended destination. Silence..But Stern is worried about it. I'll be very unhappy. into the hearts and heads of Germany's enemies. but I don't see the difference. You don't? SCHINDLER I do. 228. STERN You'll lose money. Whether the shells are manufactures here or elsewhere. (Schindler doesn't deny it) I don't think that's a good idea.DAY. That's another difference. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . Then: The only one Schindler SCHINDLER Stern. I see a difference. Schindler eventually nods. cares about. 228. Stern's not sure he sees the logic. if this factory ever produces a shell that can actually be fired . in agreement it seems. INT. The main one. Call around. STERN I know what you're saying. SCHINDLER (pause) No? Stern slowly shakes his head 'no. STERN There's a rumor you've been going around miscalibrating the machines. . SCHINDLER All right. SCHINDLER Fewer shells will be made. find out where we can buy shells and buy them.' STERN They could close us down. That's one difference.
doesn't lower the gun. SCHINDLER (O. hating the situation he has created. Come on. he doesn't shoot. and yells LIEPOLD Department W does not forbid my presence on the factory floor. He waves a document at Schindler. Schindler glances to the boy. he yells to Liepold Shoot him. To the boy. then aims the barrel back at the boy's head.which seems a certainty . Schindler.A nineteen year old boy with his hands in the air stands terrified before Commandant Liepold and the revolver he wields. I'll preside over the hearing. Liepold is torn.nods. frustrated. Instead.S. As the moments without a blast stretch out. either. though. concerned SCHINDLER The machine's broken? The boy. pointing it for a moment at Schindler. Then at the silent Hilo beside him.scramble out of the way. pointing at the boy. His finger is on the trigger. Workers. That is a lie. Schindler doesn't bother picking it up. Part of it is blackened from an electrical fire. Liepold glances to him. too terrified to speak. LIEPOLD The prisoner is under the jurisdiction of Section D.) Hey. SCHINDLER Shoot him without a hearing. trying to reduce the likelihood of getting hit by a stray bullet when Liepold fires on the boy . SCHINDLER Shoot him! He Liepold is so startled by the command. who is striding toward him. throws it at him. SCHINDLER But the machine. both and Schindler begin t settle down. He seems almost distraught by the destruction of the machine. SCHINDLER . LIEPOLD He sabotaged the machine. Liepold swings the gun around at the voice.
He's stunned. Gone tonight is Schindler's usual shop-floor familiarity.The machine is under the authorization of the Armaments Inspectorate. I switched it on and it blew up. at least not on him.NIGHT. and back to the boy. Somebody had set the pressure controls wrong. studies the boy solemn-faced. two other SS officers. He SCHINDLER If you're not skilled at armaments work. Schindler dismisses the defensive comment with a wave of his hand and gets up. So are the others at the . All I did was turn it on. He comes around and paces slowly before the boy. FACTORY . to refute it. I had to adjust Schindler slams the back of his hand so hard across Janek's face. I don't know why I was assigned there. In the machine-tool section. I will preside over the hearing. JANEK I did adjust the pressure controls. you shouldn't be here. JANEK I'm a lathe operator. Eventually. a stenographer. Liepold. 229. Janek. At it sit Schindler. INT. stands before the court. SCHINDLER What? JANEK I know that much about them. The "saboteur. Liepold isn't sure that's correct. looks to the panel. JANEK I'm unfamiliar with the Hilo machines. Schindler stops. the boy almost falls. I didn't do anything. and an attractive German girl. 229. but he has no documentation." the boy. a "judicial table" has been set up. Commandant Liepold was watching me trying to figure it out. Janek dares to speak again JANEK Sir? Schindler glances up at him distractedly.
231. LIEPOLD'S QUARTERS . they smile tightly. Fortunately. approaches cheerfully. SCHINDLER Get him out of my sight.table. The man lives well. They've never seen such violence from the Direktor. RASCH How do you do? EMILIE You have a lovely home. 230. Schindler's hand comes up again and Janek recoils. a feeling he's not accustomed to. a man in uniform. RASCH Oskar. typing again. INT. They probably are. SCHINDLER (to Emilie) Isn't this nice. I never miss a party. The panel members glance among themselves. HOUSE . The other guests include local politicians who fought and failed to keep his camp out of Brinnlitz. Whenever his glance meets one of theirs.NIGHT. expecting another blow. Him anyway. Liepold at his desk. Schindler manages to hold it. 230. her arm in his. Police Chief Rasch. 231. my wife Emilie. RASCH . his hand outstretched.NIGHT. good of you to come. Is that it? Schindler faces them and groans in dismay. Big. INT. A guard escorts the prisoner away. stand around like unwanted guests at the party. It is nice. Schindler and Emilie. SCHINDLER Are you kidding. It's not at all nice. This time there is no doubt he is composing a letter denouncing Schindler. I wish they were capable of sabotaging a machine. He feels out of place. roars - He SCHINDLER The stupidity of these people. someone Schindler can relate to.BRINNLITZ .
INT. I'd like my wife to have that chance. Rasch calmly nurses his drink. Rasch Rasch and Schindler sharing cognac in the privacy of the Police Chief''s study. Schindler goes off in search of the bartender. My secretary. Beyond the closed doors. SCHINDLER It kind of looks that way. I'd like the chance to defend myself. RASCH (pause. 232. then. SCHINDLER One of these days the Russians are going to show up unannounced at my gate. his eyes revealing nothing of what's going on behind them. SCHINDLER I need guns. you don't have a drink? SCHINDLER (to Emilie) Wine? She nods. RASCH'S STUDY . RASCH (blithely) Pistols? SCHINDLER Pistols. watches after him. RASCH Oh. . EMILIE (wry) He's always been. My civilian engineers. rifles.NIGHT. philosophically) We're losing the war.LATER . aren't we.. except that the statement requires some elaboration. the sounds filtering in. 232. carbines . SCHINDLER I need a drink.. the party continues. God.Thank you. RASCH Your husband's a very generous man.
FACTORY . SCHINDLER No.(long pause) I'd be grateful. He reaches a shaky landing high above the machines. He locates a ladder that connects the shop-floor to a series of overhead planks and. INT. leans closer. he's familiar. Finally. Stern stares up. SCHINDLER Stern.DAY. Rasch smiles faintly. Schindler's head appears. 234. Stern climbs a set of rungs on the tank. MACHINE SHOP . amid rising steam. Poldek Pfefferberg holds up a pistol. He tries hard to pretend the girl isn't there. points it. The man points up and returns to his work. puzzled. Stern can be seen among the machines talking with a worker. Neither Schindler nor the blonde seems the least bit embarrassed. 233. lolling in the steaming water. what. Then disappears. waits for him to report whatever it is he has come to report. . what is it? Schindler floats over closer to him. Schindler and the blonde stenographer from the trial. 233. comes to a large water tank near the workshop ceiling. navigates the primitive catwalks with great care. STERN Excuse me. but he just can't. Pfefferberg smiles. an old carbine. feels its weight. 234. lowers the gun.NIGHT. climbs. reaches the top and finds inside. with the gratitude of Oskar Schindler. STERN I'll talk to you later. SCHINDLER (calmly) Careful. INT. no.BRINNLITZ CAMP . Above the rim of the tank. From high above the factory. Yes. with trepidation. Only Stern. kneels beside an open crate of weapons: a couple of revolvers and rifles. as are officials throughout much of Europe.
MACHINE SHOP . waiting. From a distance. from inside the boxcar as the doors slide open. He turns from his work to the voice. a tableau: the boxcar. EXT. 235. 236. stand Schindler. the workers and guards . Emilie. am I broke? Stern glances away. SCHINDLER Why. Inside the boxcar is a tangle of limbs. Silence except for the gently lapping water. INT. tight.DAY. A cold wind blows through bare trees. welding torch in his hand..) Poldek. 236. slight smile. 235.quietly STERN Do you have any money I don't know about? Hidden away someplace? Schindler thinks long and hard .DAY. There are patches of snow on the ground. Around the abandoned boxcar. Sledge hammers pound at locks. white steam.DAY. The doors begin to slide. some workers and some SS guards. He stares for an interminable moment before walking slowly away. Half-joking - In the distance. just stares off. concentrating. SCHINDLER (V. blue flame. RURAL BRINNLITZ .. Tight on Poldek Pfefferberg's eyes behind a welder's mask. RURAL BRINNLITZ . watching. in the gruesome cold. stark against the winter landscape. doesn't answer. appears on Schindler's face. Pfefferberg steps back. pull at levers. frozen white. EXT. Pfefferberg's eyes behind the mask again. Schindler's face is revealed. a lone boxcar.O. a gambler's philosophical smile upon being purged of his wealth. a pyramid of corpses. And a slight. 237. The torch firing at ice as hard as metal. SCHINDLER No. a doctor. Hands Out of darkness.BRINNLITZ CAMP . 237.
SCHINDLER It's been suggested I cremate them in my furnaces. . As a Catholic I will not. Rabbi Levartov leads the horse-drawn carts. 241. walk Schindler and a priest. others hoist the coffins into them. 238. EXT. off to himself several steps away. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . 241. They In a corner of the factory. INT.OUTSIDE BRINNLITZ .DAY. EXT. Beyond the wire. to be felled by a bullet. DAY. The priest knows that. Beyond a country church.238.a quorum of ten males necessary for the rite. 239. are building coffins. 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. Schindler is there. 239. he seems relatively empathic. an alternative He offers PRIEST There's an area beyond the church reserved for the burial of suicides. SCHINDLER These are victims of a great murder. expecting. workers hammer at pine lumber. CATHOLIC CEMETERY . watching. As a human being I will not. 240. Maybe I can convince the parish council to allow them to be buried there. 240.DAY.DAY. SCHINDLER These aren't suicides. Around him walk a minyan . As workers harness horses to carts. The priest nods. perhaps. Schindler.and Emilie outside it. He glances up at one of the guard towers. A few guards lag behind. EXT. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . BRINNLITZ FACTORY . all of them still as statues.
Schindler. in spirit they are all walking alongside the carts. sweep across the fortified compound with envy. SCHINDLER Probably looking for a handout. Goeth. at a window. Work continues. 246. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . EXT. pulls the last of the switches. Then. inexplicably. 242. BRINNLITZ CAMP . his arm around the killer's shoulder as if he were a long lost brother. in civilian clothes. The old suit he wears seems too big for him. CATHOLIC CEMETERY . 245. but it's apparent in their eyes they are only physically here. The roar of a machine suddenly. Workers glance up at a horrible apparition from the pit of their foulest dreams . there is only a low breathing of wind. EXT. emerges from a car. Stern. leads him across the shop-floor. one great moral force.DAY.BRINNLITZ FACTORY SAME TIME .DAY.DAY. sallow from inadequate sleep. Just beyond the perimeter of the Catholic cemetery. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . 244. 246. INT. And another.DAY. Then another. Schindler.Amon Goeth crossing through the factory. he's lost weight. proudly . His eyes. OFFICE . Alone down there he seems disoriented. 243.ANOTHER DAY. dies.242. Amon Goeth. and the factory plunges into absolute silence. Softly. 244. INT. the minyan quickly and quietly recites Kaddish over the dead as their coffins are lowered into individual graves. stares down at Goeth beside his car. 245.SAME TIME . It's a nice place Oskar's got here. glances down. INT. standing at the main power panel. gravely STERN What's he doing here? Schindler appears beside Stern. 243.
he glances around for SS guards . Goeth comes through the factory again carrying the suitcase. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . 247. The ex-Oberstrumfuhrer touches the fabric gently. Beyond the frosted glass of Schindler's office door. OFFICES. steering him to some degree. They know he has no power here. 249. OUTER OFFICES . sets it on his desk. snaps it open revealing clothes. Goeth's uniforms. Schindler good-naturedly throws an arm around Goeth's shoulder and leads him away. knitting needles in her hands. Then again at the worker who spit. 247. the resolve in their eyes. He looks to Schindler. They make my workers nervous. to the holster he forgets isn't there. But it isn't a fly. thoroughly confused. Then at other workers. 248.pointing out to him the huge thundering Hilo machines.DAY. Stern can see the wavering forms of the two Nazi Party members sharing cognac and stories. His own eyes drift to a woman with yarn in her lap.. INT. Warmed by cognac and friendship. and whispers GOETH Where are the guards? SCHINDLER The guards aren't allowed on the factory floor. INT.DAY. Goeth's hand comes up to his cheek as if to brush away a bothersome fly. his medals. who aren't there. Schindler takes an old suitcase from his office closet. INT. He turns in disbelief. GOETH Thank you. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . The workers watch as the two Germans disappear out the factory doors. Goeth stares at him bewildered. 248.DAY. then glances up gratefully to his friend. and sense he has no power anywhere. 249. Is this a dream? SCHINDLER I'll discipline him later. One of the workers has spit on him. Schindler at his side.BRINNLITZ FACTORY . Silence as his hand drops to his side. ..
After six long years of murder. at any moment. He stands with his men. Most of the guards are straining to hear the news they've been fearing for some time now. 253.EVENING.EVENING. Schindler on Liepold's doorstep. INT. you'll begin the process of looking for survivors of your families. Radio static filters out from Liepold's room. It is not his intention to elicit celebration. to lift his rifle and fire. 251. none of them lasting more than a moment. some on their bunks just staring. his words.250.SAME TIME . The dial finds. INT. 252. Tension and uncertainty surround them. He turns and walks away. 253.NIGHT. mired in static. At midnight tonight the war is over. to see Russian or American troops appear. BRINNLITZ FACTORY . echoing and fading in the factory. 250. victims are being mourned throughout the world. WORKER'S BARRACKS . Indeed. finding and losing in static several different voices in several languages. LIEPOLD'S QUARTERS . Depression hangs over the barracks. INT.EVENING. SCHINDLER Tomorrow. In many cases you won't find them. Then SCHINDLER The unconditional surrender of Germany has just been announced. Another radio. straining to hear. The word "Eisenhower" cuts through before the speaker's voice is buried again. The two men considering each other across the threshold. faint. Workers. All twelve hundred workers and all the guards are gathered for the first time on the factory floor. dying . A guard slowly turns the dial of a radio.SAME TIME . GUARDS' BARRACKS . SCHINDLER It's time the guards came into the factory. INT. one at a window peering out at the black face of a forest as if expecting. Not by Untersturmfuhrer Liepold. It's ominously quiet. the idiosyncratic voice of Winston Churchill. 252. like the guards. echo the doubts they all feel. 251.
Thank your fearless Stern. I have to flee. you will be free and I will be hunted. wives beside husbands. (pause) I'll remain with you until five minutes after midnight. his head bowed. At midnight. mourning the many dead. (glancing away) Thank you. silent at the close of the noisiest of wars. drifting slowly across the faces of the workers . to alter the self-image of both the guards and the prisoners? Moving across the SS men's faces. the lame. the Brinnlitz camp has been one long sustained confidence game. Some of you have come up to me and thanked me. Or is he attempting to adjust reality. not at all like a confession. though. they remain inscrutable. always seems to happen. and. framed by his giant Hilo machines. children beside their parents. something terrible SCHINDLER In memory of the countless victims among your people. He does now. and I hope you'll forgive me. After which time. In the quite. That worries the workers. SCHINDLER You've shown extraordinary discipline. I'm a profiteer of slave labor. Just when they thought they knew where his sentiments lay. thanking them. in the silence. families together . to destroy the SS as combatants. Schindler turns his attention back to the workers. He's looking at the guards.the elderly. teenagers.it becomes clear. I'm a criminal. that both as a prison and a manufacturing enterprise. Schindler has never stood still so long in his life. he's thanking guards. if it wasn't before. Thank yourselves. worrying about you. I ask us to observe three minutes of silence. I'm a munitions manufacturer. When he finally does look up he sees that he is the last to do . and others among you.SCHINDLER We've survived. who. have faced death every moment. but rather like simple statements of fact: SCHINDLER I'm a member of the Nazi party. Whenever he leaves. You should be proud. You've behaved humanely here. which thoroughly confuses the workers.
255. To the guards: SCHINDLER Now would be the time to do it.NIGHT. Liepold. A watchtower. the rest of their ersatz "arsenal" concealed behind a machine. In the dark. The 254. And he knows it.to dispose of the population of this camp. EXT. who appears ready to give it. And another. The SS is long gone. The perimeter wire. LEVARTOV We've written a letter trying to explain things.NIGHT. some distance away from his Mercedes.. (he shrugs) . And another. They're all here.. are all looking at him. No sentries. guard barracks. one of the guards slowly lowers his rifle.which he has received from his superiors . long silence. Long. as they have from the moment they arrived here tonight. He is more an oddity than a threat. 254. SCHINDLER I know you've received orders from our Commandant .. When the last is gone. His ragtag irregulars do the same. Stern and Levartov approach. The guards hold their weapons. you could leave. at attention. breaks ranks and walks away. to be given the official order from their Commander. Apprehension spreads across the factory like a wave. Another. EXT.BRINNLITZ CAMP . The faces. This is your opportunity.. He turns to speak to the guards along the wall again. SCHINDLER Or . the workers consider Liepold. And return to your families as men instead of murderers. Pfefferberg tightens his grip on the pistol under his coat. As Schindler and his wife cross the courtyard to the car. Every workers has signed it. COURTYARD . Then another. Abandoned. BRINNLITZ CAMP . Schindler and Emilie emerge from his quarters.so. stand all twelve hundred workers. In case you're captured. few of which he recognizes. each carrying a small suitcase. . He turns and leaves. Finally. waiting it seems. The rabbi hands him some papers. He appears more an oddity than a threat. Deserted. 255.
Schindler starts to lose it. the tears coming. too.. from the workers.. Schindler notices an inscription inside it.. SCHINDLER (to himself) I could've got more . SCHINDLER I didn't do enough. Stern steps forward and places a ring in Schindler's hand... STERN There will be generations because of what you did. you have no idea. admires it a moment. If I'd just . He pockets it.Schindler sees a list of signatures beginning below the typewritten text and continuing for several pages. Schindler steps away from him. SCHINDLER Thank you. SCHINDLER If I'd made more money .. there are twelve hundred people who are alive because of you. begging them to forgive him for not doing more. SCHINDLER It's .. this new list of names. from his wife. saves the world. Look at them. SCHINDLER (to himself) I could've got more out . if I'd just . from the car. 'Whoever saves one life.. Stern isn't sure he heard right.. STERN You did so much. STERN Oskar. a gold band.. I don't know... STERN It's Hebrew. Stern. like a wedding ring. The look on Schindler's face as his eyes sweep across the faces of the workers is one of apology. then seems to withdraw. He can't. It says.' Schindler slips the ring onto a finger.I threw away so much money. if I'd just . nods his thanks.. I could've got more..
From above. from his lapel and holds it out to Stern pathetically.NIGHT. 256. at the night .This car. (looking around) This pin He rips the elaborate Hakenkreus. the swastika.NIGHT. And drives away. weeping too. and Schindler and Emilie climb into the Mercedes. One more. the emotion he's been holding in for years spilling out. can make little sense of it. They come down the hill and casually approach the camp. EXT. rifles slung over their shoulders. Why did I keep the car? Ten people. He completely breaks down. many of the workers mill around the yard. the guilt consuming him. waiting to be liberated. Two more people. Reaching the wire. 258. It slowly pulls out through the gates of the camp. For this. One more. SCHINDLER They killed so many people . SCHINDLER Two people. embraces him) They killed so many people . Stern.. weeping convulsively. Some Czech partisans emerge from the forest. I could've gotten one more person I didn't.. ten more I could've got. One more person. they're met by Pfefferberg and some other workers. BRINNLITZ . Through the fence PARTISAN . From a watchtower. 257. This is gold. trying to comfort Schindler. BRINNLITZ . He would've given me two for it. No one seems to know what else to do. Eventually. Goeth would've bought this car.SAME TIME . having witnessed the tank's display of impotent might. 256.an exhibition of random spite . 258. He would've given me one. Suddenly it fires a shell at nothing in particular. right there. Below.. Stern can be seen down below.then turns around and rolls back into the forest. from a watchtower. A panzer emerges from the treeline well beyond the wire of the camp and just sits there growling like a beast.. they separate. BRINNLITZ CAMP . A person. (Stern.DAY. EXT. 257. At least one. a couple of workers. EXT.
climbs easily down from the horse and.DAWN. PFEFFERBERG We know. Several 260. BRINNLITZ CAMP . PARTISAN (pause) So what are you doing? You're free to go home. rope for reins. the Russian's feet in stirrups nearly touching the ground beneath the animal's skinny abdomen. Until then we're staying here. addresses the hundreds of workers standing at the fence: RUSSIAN . the riders shutting off the engines. EXT. 259. 259. He climbs onto his motorcycle. 261.It's all over. Suit yourself. The partisan shrugs.NIGHT. 261. The others climb onto theirs. They turn onto the road leading to the camp gate and park. As he draws nearer. that the horse is a mere pony. EXT. armed and dangerous Jews.LATER . SS NCO Hello? Shapes materialize out of the darkness within the camp. the workers keep their rifles pointed at them. NCO IN CHARGE Thank you very much. BRINNLITZ CAMP . EXT. 260.NIGHT. five motorcycles marked with the SS Death's-head insignia. The NCO in charge lines the gas cans neatly back up against the wire. and wanders back toward the trees with his friends. emerges from the forest. PFEFFERBERG When the Russians arrive. it becomes apparent to the workers assembling on the camp yard. A lone Russian officer on horseback. As the cyclists fill their tanks with gasoline borrowed from the camp. in a loud voice. tattered coat. Five headlights appear out of the night. BRINNLITZ CAMP . And drive away. He reaches the camp.
262. This is it? This one man? The workers wait for him to say more. they hate you there. Eventually he shrugs. WORKER Are there any Jews left? The Russian has to think.You have been liberated by the Soviet Army. Don't go east. 262. EXT. . But the idea that they could simply walk over there is completely foreign to them. All twelve hundred of them. He shrugs and gives his little horse a kick in the ribs. The Russian looks confused. WORKER Where should we go? RUSSIAN I don't know. WORKER We could use some food. Finally RUSSIAN What's wrong? A few of the workers come out from behind the fence to talk with him. in front of them. and climbs back onto his pony to leave. 'no. that's for sure. The Russian rides away. glances off. The quiet hamlet of Brinnlitz sits there against the mountains not half a mile away. to go home.. behind them. WORKER Have you been in Poland? RUSSIAN I just came from Poland. and the town. crosses the land laying between the camp. (pause) I wouldn't go west either if I were you. BRINNLITZ . Tight on TYPEWRITER KEYS rapping his NAME. He waits for them to move.DAY. a great moving crowd coming forward. to leave.' not that he saw. RUSSIAN Isn't that a town over there? Of course it is. Tight on the FACE of one of the MEN.
" Face. 264. A street of apartment buildings in a working class neighborhood of the city. EXT. come on in. "JUDGE." typing "MERCHANT. Things don't look so great. "JOURNALIST." Face. we'll have a drink." Face. SCHINDLER Hey. Good. but he's not far from it." Face. The keys typing her name. APARTMENT BUILDING . Face. INT. "PAINTER. PFEFFERBERG How's it going? SCHINDLER Things are great. Tight on the face of a woman in the moving crowd. "DRAFTSMAN. "TEACHER. living alone in the one room behind him. 264.DUSK (1955). Schindler isn't penniless. Name. The door to a modest apartment opens revealing Oskar Schindler." Keys typing "MUSICIAN." The keys typing "PHYSICIAN. Tight on the KEYS typing. His name. how you doing? It's Poldek Pfefferberg out in the hall. Tight on a man's face. things are great. FRANKFURT ." Face. The pen scratching out "LATE OPERATOR. "METAL POLISHER" on a form." Face. PFEFFERBERG What are you doing? SCHINDLER I'm having a drink. Keys "CARPENTER." Tight on his FACE in the crowd. Face. HARD CUT TO: 263.DUSK. The elegant clothes are gone but the familiar smile remains." Tight on her face." Face. A woman's face. Face. Pen scratching out "MACHINIST." His face. "NURSE. Pen scratching out "ELECTRICIAN. "SECRETARY. ." Face.Tight on A PEN scratching out the words. 263.
and. some of the people are coming over. and. Yeah? coat. The legend below appears: AMON GOETH WAS ARRESTED AGAIN.PFEFFERBERG I mean where have you been? Nobody's seen you around for a while. IT GROWS THERE STILL. I guess I haven't been out. PFEFFERBERG I thought maybe you'd like to come over. as he and Pfefferberg disappear down the stairs together He comes back out with a nice bottle of wine in his hand. that'd be nice. OSKAR SCHINDLER FAILED AT SEVERAL BUSINESSES. forgets something. WHILE A PATIENT IN AN SANITARIUM AT BAD TOLZ. turns around and goes back in. SCHINDLER (puzzled) I've been here. let me get my . as he and Pfefferberg disappeaer down the stairs together SCHINDLER'S VOICE Mila's good? PFEFFERBERG'S VOICE She's good. AFTER THE WAR IN 1958. AND INVITED TO PLANT A TREE IN THE AVENUE OF THE RIGHTEOUS. HE WAS HANGED IN CRACOW FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. Pfefferberg waits out in the hall as Schindler disappears inside for a minute. Schindler reappears wearing a coat. GIVING THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST SALUTE. HE WAS DECLARED A RIGHTEOUS PERSON BY THE COUNCIL OF THE YAD VASHEM IN JERUSALEM. He comes back out with a nice bottle of wine in his hand. steps out into the hall. have some dinner. AND MARRIAGE. SCHINDLER Yeah.
SCHINDLER'S VOICE Kids are good? Let's stop at a store on the way so I can buy them something. They just want to see you. through the wire. I know. PFEFFERBERG'S VOICE They don't need anything. It'll only take a minute. And the legend: THERE ARE FEWER THAN FIVE THOUSAND JEWS LEFT ALIVE IN POLAND TODAY. Against the empty hallway appears a faint trace of the image of the factory workers. SCHINDLER'S VOICE Yeah. 1 . walking away from the Brinnlitz camp. Their voices face. I'd like to pick up something for them. THERE ARE MORE THAN SIX THOUSAND DESCENDANTS OF THE SCHINDLER JEWS.
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