Friday, November 6, 2020

Schindler's List

Book: Schindler's List
Author: Thomas Keneally

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.-Goodreads

Review: An absolutely engrossing read about Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved 1,200 Jews. I think the most fascinating part of this book is how Schindler himself evolved from a businessman looking out for his own interests into a superhero of sorts, responsible for saving the lives of so many people. 

If you are a fan of WWII books, definitely read this. It is a heavy read (very detailed) but extremely interesting. While the subject matter isn't for the faint of heart, this isn't as emotional as the movie was. 

Grade: 5/5 

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