Synopsis: In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womanizer and heavy drinker who enjoyed the good life, yet to them he became a saviour.
Thomas Keneally’s Booker Prize-winning novel recreates the story of Oskar Schindler, an Aryan who risked his life to protect Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland, who continually defied and outwitted the SS, and who was transformed by the war into an angel of mercy. It is an unforgettable tale, all the more extraordinary for being true.
Comments: I found this book really hard to get into at first but once the story got going, it was a little easier. There were some really interesting pieces of information about Oskar and I learned a few things about the war that I hadn’t known before. Still, I think this is one of the few cases where I believe the movie is just as rewarding as the book.
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- You: Leon Leyson dies at 83; youngest survivor on Schindler’s List (latimes.com)
- USA to Premiere ‘Schindler’s List’ With Special Intro by Steven Spielberg (tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com)
- Cinematic Masterpiece Schindler’s List To Get 20th Anniversary Blu-Ray Release (thepeoplesmovies.com)
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