Schindler's List

Schindler's List
Author: Thomas Keneally
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 398
Release: 1994-09-01
ISBN 10: 0671516884
ISBN 13: 9780671516888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schindler's List Book Review:

This nonfiction novel recreates the remarkable activities and courage of Oskar Schindler, a Catholic German industrialist who gambled everything to save as many Jews as possible from the Nazi death camps

My Survival

My Survival
Author: Joshua M. Greene,Rena Finder
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-12-26
ISBN 10: 1338593803
ISBN 13: 9781338593808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Survival Book Review:

The astonishing true story of a girl who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler, of Schindler's List fame.

Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler
Author: David Crowe
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2007-08-01
ISBN 10: 0465008496
ISBN 13: 9780465008490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oskar Schindler Book Review:

Spy, businessman, bon vivant, Nazi Party member, Righteous Gentile. This was Oskar Schindler, the controversial savior of almost 12,000 Jews during the Holocaust who struggled afterwards to rebuild his life and gain international recognition for his wartime deeds. Author David Crowe examines every phase of the subject's life in this landmark biography, presenting a figure of mythic proportions that one prominent Schindler Jew described as “an extraordinary man in extraordinary times.”

Testimony

Testimony
Author: Steven Spielberg,The Shoah Foundation
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 006228519X
ISBN 13: 9780062285195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Testimony Book Review:

This illustrated, large-format book, Testimony: The Legacy of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah Foundation—A 20th Anniversary Commemoration combines, for the first time, the behind-the-scenes story of the making of Schindler’s List with the history of the remarkable organization inspired by that landmark film. Steven Spielberg’s encounters with Holocaust survivors who visited the set and personally told him their stories set him on a quest to collect and preserve survivor testimony for generations to come. In 1994, he established the Shoah Foundation, and in the following four years nearly 52,000 eyewitness interviews were video recorded in 56 countries and 32 languages. This commemorative book relates how the foundation accomplished this feat through a worldwide network of dedicated people, pioneering interview methods, and state-of-the art technologies. A special 140-page section tells the riveting story of the film in photos, script excerpts, and the words of the cast and crew, including Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Spielberg. Drawing from the Universal Pictures archives and exclusive interviews, here are details on Spielberg’s struggle to bring Oskar Schindler’s story from novel to script to screen, the casting, cinematography, and especially what happened during the difficult shoot in Poland in 1993—on locations where actual events of the Holocaust occurred. Partnered with the University of Southern California since 2006, the USC Shoah Foundation has broadened its mission and now collects and preserves testimonies from other genocides, including those in Armenia, Cambodia, and Rwanda, while expanding its educational outreach, especially to young people. Its Visual History Archive—digitized, fully searchable, and hyperlinked to the minute—has become the largest digital collection of its kind in the world. As Spielberg writes in his introduction, “I believe the work of the USC Shoah Foundation is the most important legacy of Schindler’s List.”

Spielberg's Holocaust

Spielberg's Holocaust
Author: Yosefa Loshitzky
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780253210982
ISBN 13: 0253210984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spielberg's Holocaust Book Review:

"This anthology of essays on Steven Spielberg's 1993 film is a solid achievement. It is a repository of considerable critical insight and frequently passionate argument." —Holocaust and Genocide Studies "An excellent collection; highly recommended for general readers and students at all levels." —Choice "This collection of essays opens further the debate on how to represent the Holocaust as Holocaust representation and memory move into ever-greater areas of daily American and Jewish American culture." —Tikkun ÂSchindler's List not only afforded director Steven Spielberg a cinematic vehicle loaded with Hollywood-hardware to create his master narrative about the Holocaust, the film also invited a renewed scholarly and intellectual discussion about racism, "historical voyeurism" and the "limits of representation." This thought-provoking critical anthology tackles these issues and many others.

My Survival: a Girl on Schindler's List

My Survival: a Girl on Schindler's List
Author: Rena Finder,Joshua M. Greene
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN 10: 9780702303791
ISBN 13: 0702303798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Survival: a Girl on Schindler's List Book Review:

The astonishing true story of a girl who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler, of Schindler's Listfame. Rena Finder was only eleven when the Nazis forced her and her family - along with all the other Jewish families - into the ghetto in Krakow, Poland. Rena worked as a slave laborer with scarcely any food and watched as friends and family were sent away. Then Rena and her mother ended up working for Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who employed Jewish prisoners in his factory and kept them fed and healthy. But Rena's nightmares were not over. She and her mother were deported to the concentration camp Auschwitz. With great cunning, it was Schindler who set out to help them escape. Here in her own words is Rena's gripping story of survival, perseverance, tragedy and hope. Including pictures from Rena's personal collection and from the time period, this unforgettable memoir introduces young readers to an astounding and necessary piece of history.

A Companion to Steven Spielberg

A Companion to Steven Spielberg
Author: Nigel Morris
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2017-02-15
ISBN 10: 1118726812
ISBN 13: 9781118726815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Steven Spielberg Book Review:

A Companion to Steven Spielberg provides an authoritative collection of essays exploring the achievements and legacy of one of the most influential film directors of the modern era. Offers comprehensive coverage of Spielberg’s directorial output, from early works including Duel, The Sugarland Express, and Jaws, to recent films Explores Spielberg’s contribution to the development of visual effects and computer games, as well as the critical and popular reception of his films Topics include in-depth analyses of Spielberg’s themes, style, and filming techniques; commercial and cultural significance of the Spielberg ‘brand’ and his parallel career as a producer; and collaborative projects with artists and composers Brings together an international team of renowned scholars and emergent voices, balancing multiple perspectives and critical approaches Creates a timely and illuminating resource which acknowledges the ambiguity and complexity of Spielberg’s work, and reflects its increasing importance to film scholarship

The Boy on the Wooden Box

The Boy on the Wooden Box
Author: Leon Leyson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-08-29
ISBN 10: 1471119939
ISBN 13: 9781471119934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy on the Wooden Box Book Review:

Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, a man named Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson's life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory - a list that became world renowned: Schindler's List. This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler's List child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Most notable is the lack of rancour, the lack of venom, and the abundance of dignity in Mr Leyson's telling. The Boy on the Wooden Boxis a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you've ever read.

Selling the Holocaust

Selling the Holocaust
Author: Tim Cole
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN 10: 1351549154
ISBN 13: 9781351549158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selling the Holocaust Book Review:

Cole shows us an "Auschwitz-land" where tourists have become the "ultimate ruberneckers" passing by and gazing at someone else's tragedy. He shows us a US Holocaust Museum that provides visitors with a "virtual Holocaust" experience.

Schindler’s Listed

Schindler’s Listed
Author: Mark Biederman
Publsiher: Academic Studies PRess
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 1644690829
ISBN 13: 9781644690826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schindler’s Listed Book Review:

This is the extraordinary story of the author’s twenty year quest to find gold coins which his father’s family buried in their backyard in Poland just prior to being deported by the Nazis into concentration camps. His father survived the war but died when the author was a teenager, leaving him only with the knowledge that he had buried coins somewhere in Poland, and no information about his family. During his quest, Biederman uncovers many interesting and disturbing facts about his father and mother and their families, such as the fact that his father was the third person on Oskar Schindler’s list and had a chance meeting with Adolph Hitler, and that his mother was selected as a cook for the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele. The book details the author’s quest to unearth his family’s past and hist father’s treasure and continues with his parent’s amazing post-war years in Europe and their eventual arrival in North America.

Witness

Witness
Author: Franciszek Palowski,Anna Ware
Publsiher: Orion Media
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780752817903
ISBN 13: 0752817906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witness Book Review:

This book is a moving testament to the making of an exceptional movie. It is also a unique insight into how Spielberg makes his momovies, illustrating the care and the detail which he employs to achieve authenticity. When Schindler's List was released in 1993 it was acclaimed as both a motion picture masterpiece and a reaffirmation of the human spirit. In 1994 it had 12 academy award nominations and won in 7 categories including Best Picture and Best director. This book isthe moving story of how Steven Spielberg spent 10 years bringing the Thomas Keneally's winning novel Schindler's Ark to the screen. Written by Franciszek Powleski - guide, interpreter and consultant on the 1989 Booker prize movie from Spielberg's 1st research visit to Poland in 1992 - it is part diary, part chronicle of the massive undertaking in bringing the story to the screen, and part witness to the responsiblity of telling the traumatic stories of the Schindler jews who are still alive today. The author acted as coordinator of the 1300 Schindler Jews who travelled from all over the world to participate in re-telling the wartime events. Leopold Pfefferberg who 1st inspire Thomas Keneally to write Schindler's story supplied the photographs which served as a model for recreating the past and many reproduced in this book for the 1st time.

The Book of Science and Antiquities

The Book of Science and Antiquities
Author: Thomas Keneally
Publsiher: Washington Square Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 1982121041
ISBN 13: 9781982121044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Science and Antiquities Book Review:

Thomas Keneally, the bestselling author of The Daughters of Mars and Schindler’s List, brings his “insightful and nimble prose” (The New York Times Book Review) to this exquisite exploration of community and country, love and morality, set in both prehistoric and modern Australia. An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Shelby Apple is obsessed with reimagining the full story of the Learned Man—a prehistoric man whose remains are believed to be the link between Africa and ancient Australia. From Vietnam to northern Africa and the Australian Outback, Shelby searches for understanding of this enigmatic man from the ancient past, unaware that the two men share a great deal in common. Some 40,000 years in the past, the Learned Man has made his home alongside other members of his tribe. Complex and deeply introspective, he reveres tradition, loyalty, and respect for his ancestors. Willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good, the Learned Man cannot conceive that a man millennia later could relate to him in heart and feeling. In this “meditation on last things, but still electric with life, passion and appetite” (The Australian), Thomas Keneally weaves an extraordinary dual narrative that effortlessly transports you around the world and across time, offering “a hymn to idealism and to human development” (Sydney Morning Herald).

Shame and the Captives

Shame and the Captives
Author: Thomas Keneally
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 147673464X
ISBN 13: 9781476734644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shame and the Captives Book Review:

A tale inspired by true events follows the experiences of a World War II prisoner's wife who befriends an Italian anarchist in the hopes of alleviating her husband's suffering, only to be swept up in a violent prison break. By the Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler's List.

Jane Campion's The Piano

Jane Campion's The Piano
Author: Jane Campion
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780521597210
ISBN 13: 0521597218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jane Campion's The Piano Book Review:

An examination of Jane Campion's The Piano from a variety of critical perspectives.

Napoleon's Last Island

Napoleon's Last Island
Author: Thomas Keneally
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1501128442
ISBN 13: 9781501128448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon's Last Island Book Review:

The bestselling author of Schindler’s List and The Daughters of Mars returns with a remarkable novel about the friendship between a quick-witted young woman and one of history’s most intriguing figures, Napoleon Bonaparte, during the final years of his life in exile on St. Helena—hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “insightful and nimble...consistently fresh and engaging...call[ing] to mind the giants of 19th century fiction.” In October 1815, after losing the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was banished to the island of Saint Helena. There, in one of the most remote places on earth, he lived out the final six years of his life. On this lonely island with no chance of escape, he found an unexpected ally: a spirited British girl named Betsy Balcombe who lived on the island with her family. While Napoleon waited for his own accommodations to be built, the Balcombe family played host to the infamous exile, a decision that would have devastating consequences for them all. In Napoleon’s Last Island, “master of character development and period detail” (Kirkus Reviews) Thomas Keneally recreates Betsy’s powerful and complex friendship with the man dubbed The Great Ogre, her enmities and alliances with his remaining courtiers, and her dramatic coming-of-age. Bringing a shadowy period of history to life with a brilliant attention to detail, Keneally tells the untold story of one of Europe’s most enigmatic, charismatic, and important figures, and the ordinary British family who dared to forge a connection with him.

The Light in Hidden Places

The Light in Hidden Places
Author: Sharon Cameron
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1338355953
ISBN 13: 9781338355956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Light in Hidden Places Book Review:

The extraordinary story of Stefania Podgorska, a Polish teenager who chose bravery and humanity by hiding thirteen Jews throughout WWII -- from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sharon Cameron.

Crimes of the Father

Crimes of the Father
Author: Thomas Keneally
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 1501128507
ISBN 13: 9781501128509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crimes of the Father Book Review:

From one of our greatest living writers comes a “powerful story” (New York Post) about sin cloaked in sacrament, shame that enforces silence, and the courage of one priest who dares to speak the truth. Sent away from his native Australia to Canada due to his radical preaching against the Vietnam War, apartheid, and other hot button issues, Father Frank Docherty now enjoys a satisfying career as a psychologist and monk. When he returns to Australia to lecture on the future of celibacy and the Catholic Church, he is unwittingly pulled into the lives of two people—a young man and an ex-nun—both of whom claim to have been sexually abused by a prominent monsignor. As a member of the commission investigating sex abuse within the Church, and as a man of character and conscience, Docherty decides he must confront each party involved and try to bring the matter to the attention of both the Church and the secular authorities. What follows will shake him to the core and call into question many of his own choices. This riveting and timely novel is “the work of a richly experienced and compassionate writer [with] an understanding of a deeply wounded culture” (Sydney Morning Herald). It is an exploration of what it is to be a person of faith in the modern world, and of the courage it takes to face the truth about an institution you love.

A Woman of the Inner Sea

A Woman of the Inner Sea
Author: Thomas Keneally
Publsiher: Nan A. Talese
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2011-10-19
ISBN 10: 0307800628
ISBN 13: 9780307800626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Woman of the Inner Sea Book Review:

Woman of the Inner Sea is Thomas Keneally’s strongest, most compelling work since his Booker Prize-winning Schindler’s List. Like that book, the story of Woman of the Inner Sea arises from a true incident, and once more the imagining of it is utterly convincing. Kate Gaffney-Kozinski, an attractive, well educated woman, has gone on “walkabout” to the inner reaches of the Australian outback. Fleeing her wealthy husband, Paul Kozinski, and his unscrupulous clan, Kate is trying to obliterate herself and the grief that haunts her. At first we do not understand its source, but as the story unfolds a kind of mystery evolves around the tragic loss of her two children. In a small town she tries to change herself into a different woman, seeking the companionship and protection of a reticent but rough local man, an explosives expert known as Jelly. But the violence of the west country’s unpredictable weather forces her on and soon she must confront her husband. No one knows Australian society better than Thomas Keneally, who offers here a rich cross-section of his people: from Kate’s prominent father to her controversial uncle, a renegade priest; from the grasping Kozinskis who rule Sydney’s construction business to colorful small-town men like Jelly and his friend Gus, who travels with a kangaroo and emu he has rescued from an entertainment park. And at the center of this panorama stands Kate, a passionate woman of great integrity caught in a nightmare of grief and deception. Woman of the Inner Sea, with its evocation of the heroic in the midst of disaster and evil, will be remembered as one of Thomas Keneally’s best works.

The Girl in the Red Coat

The Girl in the Red Coat
Author: Roma Ligocka
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN 10: 1250111226
ISBN 13: 9781250111227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl in the Red Coat Book Review:

When she first saw Schindler's List--to whose premiere in Germany she was invited--Roma Ligocka suddenly realized she was witnessing a part of her own life. She felt instinctively that the little girl in the red coat--the only spot of color in the film--was her. When she had lived in the Krakow ghetto during the Second World War she had worn a strawberry-red coat given to her by her grandmother. Unlike the girl in Spielbeg's film, however, Roma survived the war. Startled by this eerie conjunction of art and reality, Ligocka determined to write the story of her own life, to find out what had become of the little girl, and to measure who she now was. From a harrowing childhood under the Nazis, described with a simplicity and innocence that lends it even greater power, through the trials of living in Communist Poland, to a career in the theater and film (an artistic struggle paralleling that of her cousin, Roman Polanski), Ligocka traces her struggle for self-defiition and happiness. The Girl in the Red Coat is a courageous and moving story of survival and triumph.

A Life That Matters

A Life That Matters
Author: Terri's Family:,,Mary and Robert Schindler,Suzanne Schindler Vitadamo,Bobby Schindler
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-12-21
ISBN 10: 0446555193
ISBN 13: 9780446555197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life That Matters Book Review:

A year after Terri Schiavo's controversial death, her parents and siblings share their love and sorrow, their joy and pain, and stunning revelations as they celebrate Terri's life, mourn her death, and tell the whole story of the woman and the battle that captivated millions.