A hauntingly profound movie. This little girl in red is based on a true story, an account given at the Nuremberg trials by one of the witnesses, which tells of a little girl in a new coat, wandering around amongst the horrors of the ghetto in Cracow. The Nazis aren't too concerned about her because after all they know that everyone in that place will eventually die. Schindler catches sight of her as he looks down on the ghetto from a hill.
So in the movie she moves freely, like some phantom, an innocent embodiment of a human, still pure and unaffected it seems by the murders going on around her. Spielberg put her in to represent all that might have been and to heighten the contrasts between mass liquidation and individual innocence.
Millions were murdered in the most inhuman way and the little girl is still there, her expression neutral, her dignity just about intact.
What a movie - a story that just had to be told and one that should be repeated again and again and again, without end.