‘Why did the White Helmets plagiarise Schindler’s List words at Oscars?’

March 29, 2017

HOLLYWOOD PROSELYTISM: Orlando Van Einsedel, director of the fllm the White Helmets that won best documentary short subject category award at the Oscars. He quoted the following words as a verse from the Koran: “To save one life is to save all of humanity.”


JEWISH ROOTS: The same words spoken by Van Einsedel were used in the film Schindler’s List where the main character rescues Jewish children from being sent to the gas chambers and it is based on a true story. In the scene where Schindler receives a plaque from Itzhak Stern which says: ““It’s Hebrew from the Talmud. It says whoever saves one life saves the world entire.”

NOT INFORMED: Philosopher, theologian and You Tuber David Wood says it is incredible how the film crew of The White Helmets used the verse in the Koran without knowing where it originally came from, given it was quoted in Schindler’s List in a completely different context.



DID a Oscar-nominated documentary film about the humanitarian efforts of the White Helmets plagiarise a line from a Hollywood blockbuster about the Holocaust?

This extraordinary revelation comes from You Tuber and Christian theologian David Wood in a video put together in response to the Best Documentary short subject category award for the White Helmets at the recent Oscars Ceremony in Los Angeles, to celebrate the humanitarian work of the organisation that was saving lives in the Syrian civil war.

The film of the same name won award at the Oscars for Best Documentary short subject at the Los Angeles ceremony and the verse in question can be seen clearly on posters promoting the movie.

Previously on this blog I reported how the independent journalist Eva Bartlett reported that all her contacts in Eastern Aleppo in Syria had not heard of the White Helmets and that an organisation linked to them called the Syrian Human Rights Observatory was based in the UK, thousands of miles away from the war zone.

Director of the film Orlando Van Einsedel said in his speech accepting the award: “We are so grateful that this film has highlighted our work to the world. Our organisation is guided by a verse in the Koran – to save one life is to save all of humanity. We have saved more than 82,000 civilian lives.”

However in another well-known Oscar-winning film called Schindler’s List the same verse is quoted by the Jewish character Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley) to Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) when he is presented with a plaque with a memorable inscription for all the Jews he saved from the gas chambers in World War II.

Stern tells Schindler: “It’s Hebrew from the Talmud. It says whoever saves one life saves the world entire.”

Wood observes: “Ironically the film-makers and actors at the Oscars who are normally pretty clueless about everything that doesn’t’ involve making films or pretending to be other people should be some of the best informed people in the world when it comes to the quotation ‘to save a live is to save all of humanity’.

“They are the last people who should fall for ‘this is what the Koran says’. Why? Because they all seen Schindler’s List which won seven Oscars including best picture.”

The verse is based in the Talmud and is a commentary on the verse in Genesis 4:10 of the Biblical Testament when Cain killed Abel in verse 10 says: “What have you done? Your brother’s voice is crying out to me from the ground.”

Wood claims that the verse Is Jewish in origin and makes no sense where it is inserted in the Koran.

He continued: “Jewish rabbis don’t actually say the verse quotes your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. It says your brother’s bloods (plural) come out from the ground. The implication of the plurals is that it wasn’t just Abel’s blood crying out from the ground, it was the blood of all of his future descendants.

“Abel would have lots of children and those children would have grown up and had children. Cain wasn’t just killing Abel, he was killing all the future generations that would have come from Abel and the Rabbi commenting on this concludes that if you kill a man, you are killing an entire world and if you save a man, you are saving an entire world.

“The Jews of Arabia like to quote this rabbi like to quote this story when they are quoting Cain and Abel. Muslims like to say ‘to save a live is to save all of humanity,’ but they don’t like to quote the actual verse because the verse states this was a command for the children of Israel – the Jews.”

The full transcript of the video this article is based on can be found here.


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