German figure skater criticised for performing to ‘Schindler’s List’ score

Nicole Schott used the soundtrack during her free skate at the Winter Olympics

A German figure skater has been criticised for performing to the Schindler’s List score.

Following a change to the Olympics’ figure-skating rules, the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang have become the first to allow skaters the use of music with lyrics in their routines

Nicole Schott used the soundtrack during her free skate performance last night (February 22), but faced an immediate backlash online for her choice.

“Nicole Schott is a German woman skating to Schindler’s List. That feels real fucked up,” one Twitter user wrote. “Just tuned into Olympic figure skating and the German figure skater is skating to the theme song from … Schindler’s List. No joke. Call me crazy but that doesn’t seem right,” added another.

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Schindler’s List was released in 1993, and focused on Oskar Schindler, a factory owner who saved thousands of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. The Steven Spielberg-directed movie was scored by Oscar-winning composer John Williams.

Other tracks used in this year’s Winter Olympics include Benjamin Clementine’s ‘Nemesis’, Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ and Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Make It Rain’. Germany’s Paul Fentz, meanwhile, opted to skate to a jazz/swing cover of Oasis‘ ‘Wonderwall’ by Paul Anka.