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A Novel Idea!: Schindler's List - 2018

Schindler's List

Reviewed by: Karen S.

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I had seen a least parts of the movie, Schindler's List, but I never knew what became of Oskar Schindler or those he saved. The image I had of Mr. Schindler was of Liam Neeson who played the part in the movie, probably a good fit for the role.

I was fascinated by how Oskar operated during WWII. He wasn't the only person who worked diligently to rescue Jews from the camps in Poland, but mostly likely the most opportunistic.

The author, Thomas Keneally, seems to give a description of a man at odds with the Germans, but also with his lack of attention to his Catholic upbringing and how he had a love for others. He married young but paid little attention to his wife, Emily and at the same time had many women that he lavished attention on and beautiful things such as diamonds. I just couldn't wrap my mind around how so many of his "friends" in business and in the German government didn't see what he was up to. It was as if they didn't want to see a man who seemed to support the German regime actually hated the Nazis. He hated the men he had to deal with such as Amon Goeth who had a dark dark heart. You need to read the book to see how his life turns out and those he saved.


  • Length: 400 pages
  • Published by: Simon & Schuster, 1982
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671449773
  • Category:  Fiction