Oskar's broke. He's spent his last penny bribing officials and purchasing Jews for his factory. Stern asks him if he has any money hidden away.
Jewish workers and German guards gather in their respective barracks to hear the announcement that the war is over and that Germany has unconditionally surrendered.
Oskar addresses everyone at the factory to explain the situation. It's dead silence. He explains that as of midnight, he's considered a war criminal. He'll remain at the factory until five minutes after midnight then he'll have to flee.
Oskar tells the guards that he knows they've been ordered to kill all the workers before the Russians arrive.
He lays out their options: they can carry out their orders or they go back to their families with some shred of humanity left.
The guards file out.
Oskar asks for a moment of silence, and the rabbi's voice echoes above the quiet with the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for remembering the dead.
The Jews manage to gather enough gold from a willing donor's teeth to craft a gold ring.
Stern walks with Oskar to the cars that will take Oskar and his wife away to hide. As a member of the Nazi party, Oskar will be dead meat if the Russians get ahold of him. The tables have definitely turned.
One of the workers gives Oskar a letter that might save him if he's captured. It's signed by every worker in the factory.
Then they give him the gold ring inscribed with a passage from the Talmud: "Whoever saves one life saves the world entire."
Oskar emotionally collapses under the weight of all the events he and his Jews have been through.
He sobs that he could have done more, he could have saved more people.
Stern tries to reassure him that he did so much; generations will be born because of what he did.
Depending on who you ask, this is either the most moving scene or the most contrived, unnecessary, and overly sentimental scene in the film.
The prisoners dress Oskar and his wife in prisoners' clothes, and watch them drive off to an uncertain fate.