Tuesday, December 15, 2009

On This Day December 15 - Schindler's List, 1993

The Steven Spielberg directed film Schindler's List was released December 15, 1993.  Although not a Top 10 World War II movie (as measured by all-release domestic box office in equivalent 2008 $'s), the film and it's subject are historic.

6     The number of years it took Hitler from 1939 to 1945 to kill an estimated 42 million people during World War II
11   The number of years it took from when Australian novelist Thomas Keneally's book was first published in 1982 until the movie Schindler's List was released in 1993
72   The number of days it took for Steven Spielberg to shoot the movie between March 1, 1993 and May 26, 1993 filming on location in Krakow, Poland, Auschwitz and Jerusalem
1,200     The number of Jews Oskar Schindler saved from extermination
6 million  The number of Jews exterminated in death camps as part of the Final Solution
17 to 21 million +  The number of murdered persons attributed to Hitler (not including  14 million military deaths or other civilian deaths for an estimated 42 million in all)

Other #onthisday links of interest:
New York Times "On this Day"
Twitter #onthisday

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