Schindler's List

Schindler's List

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
This nonfiction novel recreates the remarkable activities and courage of Oskar Schindler, a Catholic German industrialist who gambled everything to save as many Jews as possible from the Nazi death camps

Simon and Schuster
Winner of the Booker Prize

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction

Schindler's List is a remarkable work of fiction based on the true story of German industrialist and war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who, confronted with the horror of the extermination camps, gambled his life and fortune to rescue 1,300 Jews from the gas chambers.

Working with the actual testimony of Schindler's Jews, Thomas Keneally artfully depicts the courage and shrewdness of an unlikely savior, a man who is a flawed mixture of hedonism and decency and who, in the presence of unutterable evil, transcends the limits of his own humanity.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [c1994]
ISBN: 9780671516888
0671516884
Branch Call Number: F KEN
Characteristics: 398 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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Batman_
Feb 28, 2017

I loved the film by Spielberg which made me want to read the book. Unfortunately, the book wasn't that great. I guess Keneally was not sure whether to make it into a novel or a history book. I tried really hard to go through it, but I couldn't. The book is kind of boring in my opinion.

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alicat1
Feb 08, 2016

An important work to read and remember. The book chronicles Schindler's personal and private lives and his bravery to save his workers.

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jbrookins
Jan 13, 2016

I was sad to give this book back to the library.

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2101kol
Aug 19, 2013

This is a movie that will stay with you after watching it.

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spacecat
Jul 25, 2012

I put off reading this book for ten years after I saw the movie. I was worried I would find it too emotional and oppressive. I was surprised that it wasn't, really. After all, Schindler's List is told by the ones who survived. It is a tale of survival agains insurmountable odds, and of people's ingenuity in times of great stress, and of people who survived because others helped. I just kept flipping to the page where it credited "sources" and if I found that last name listed, it meant that someone in that family had gotten out. And then I could keep reading.

lurker Oct 18, 2011

Interesting portrait of the man behind the movie. Recommended for narrative non-fiction lovers.

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mvincelli
Mar 07, 2010

Original title was Schindler's Ark.

Very good.

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