Schindler's List

Schindler's List

Book - 1982
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The acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, and the inspiration for the classic film--"a masterful account of the growth of the human soul" ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ).

A stunning novel based on the true story of how German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. In this milestone of Holocaust literature, Thomas Keneally, author of Daughter of Mars , uses the actual testimony of the Schindlerjuden --Schindler's Jews--to brilliantly portray the courage and cunning of a good man in the midst of unspeakable evil.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, c1982.
ISBN: 9780671880316
9780671449773
067144977X
Characteristics: 400 p. :,ill. ;,24 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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