In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. This is the extraordinary story of Oskar Schindler, who risked his life to protect Jews in... show more
In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. This is the extraordinary story of Oskar Schindler, who risked his life to protect Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland and who was transformed by the war into a man with a mission, a compassionate angel of mercy.
Publish date: December 28th 2006
Pages no: 429
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Media Tie In
, World War II
When it comes to movies based on a book, there's always the mandatory debate about which one is better. In this case, both the book and the movie are amazing, with the book being a perfect companion to the movie, offering much more details, going deeper into the story that the movie, thanks to the t...
L'important, dans toute légende, ce n'est pas tellement qu'elle soit vraie ou fausse, que les faits rapportés soient exacts, c'est que l'histoire ait pu basculer à un moment pour devenir plus vraie que la vérité elle-même.Licht mit le tout dans un creuset et confectionna une bague portant en inscrip...
This is doubtless an important book. It is a very reliable account of the holocaust, because the author interviewed (be it several decades later) as many "Schindler Jews" as he still could find and were willing to tell their stories. I could at times not read more than a small number of pages, becau...
28/6 - This took me so long to read, not because of its content (on which I am reasonably well read and am no longer shocked by the things that were done) because of how dense it was. It seems to be a peculiar feature of non-fiction books that they often tend to have fewer paragraphs, page breaks, o...
Perhaps the most difficult question that any student of history can ask is what you would do. Morally, we always know the answer to this question. We will do what is right, the difficult moral high ground. We would hide and save whomever, whatever. We would do it right. Easy lip...