1. One of the 1,200 Jews Schindler saved from the Nazi, emigrated to the United States in 1948. After opening a luggage store in Beverly Hills, he spent 40 years trying to make a film about his saviour. In 1951 he approached director Fritz Lang but it didn’t work out. Later on he convinced Thomas Keneally, an Australian author, to write the novel “Schindler’s Ark”, in 1982.