With the advent of scholarly research into the lives of Oskar and Emilie Schindler, additional insight has come to light. As an ordinary couple who became increasingly immersed in extraordinary circumstances, the Schindlers found themselves faced with the ultimate moral decision. Told from Emilie Schindler’s perspective, Frau Schindler is a serious, poignant opera. It examines how two living, breathing human beings who essentially endure the same daily wartime experiences can see them from two very different points of view. It is the story of a woman’s survival and heroism in the heart of one of the darkest periods in human history.