Book Reviews of Schindler's List

Schindler's List
Schindler's List
Author: Thomas Keneally
ISBN-13: 9780340606513
ISBN-10: 0340606517
Publication Date: 1994
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 10 ratings
Book Type: Paperback
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From the back cover: "In the shadown 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...[The] 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."
It is better than the movie, of course, as it contains more detail and you have time to think about things or go back over them.
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A wonderfully written account of the struggles of Herr Schindler during the Second World War. The atrocities outlined in the book are starkly contrasted against the compassionate humanity of those willing to aid Jewish citizens at great peril to themselves.

Wonderful book, but I don't think I could bear to read it again.