Schindler s List

Schindler s List
Author: Thomas Keneally
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 1476750483
ISBN 13: 9781476750484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schindler s List Book Review:

In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the Nazi concentration camps, this award-winning, bestselling work of Holocaust fiction, inspiration for the classic film and “masterful account of the growth of the human soul” (Los Angeles Times Book Review), returns with an all-new introduction and beautifully redesigned cover. An “extraordinary” (New York Review of Books) novel based on the true story of how German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. In this milestone of Holocaust literature, Thomas Keneally, author of The Book of Science and Antiquities and The Daughter of Mars, uses the actual testimony of the Schindlerjuden—Schindler’s Jews—to brilliantly portray the courage and cunning of a good man in the midst of unspeakable evil. “Astounding…in this case the truth is far more powerful than anything the imagination could invent” (Newsweek).

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

Schindler s List

Schindler s List
Author: Thomas Keneally
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 398
Release: 1993-12
ISBN 10: 0671880314
ISBN 13: 9780671880316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schindler s List Book Review:

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

The Making of Schindler s List

The Making of Schindler s List
Author: Franciszek Palowski
Publsiher: Birch Lane Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004208452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Schindler s List Book Review:

Details the author's emotional undertaking to recreate an accurate portrayal of the city of Krakow and the horrific events that transpired for the film Schindler's List, and provides a look at the life of Leopold Pfefferberg, who inspired Thomas Kenneally to write the story of Schindler. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.

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.

My Survival a Girl on Schindler s List

My Survival  a Girl on Schindler s List
Author: Rena Finder,Joshua M. Greene
Publsiher: Unknown
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.

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.

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.”

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 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.

Who Is Michael Ovitz

Who Is Michael Ovitz
Author: Michael Ovitz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN 10: 1101601485
ISBN 13: 9781101601488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Is Michael Ovitz Book Review:

If you're going to read one book about Hollywood, this is the one. As the co-founder of Creative Artists Agency, Michael Ovitz earned a reputation for ruthless negotiation, brilliant strategy, and fierce loyalty to his clients. He reinvented the role of the agent and helped shape the careers of hundreds of A-list entertainers, directors, and writers, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Sean Connery, Bill Murray, Robin Williams, and David Letterman. But this personal history is much more than a fascinating account of celebrity friendships and bare-knuckled dealmaking. It's also an underdog's story: How did a middle-class kid from Encino work his way into the William Morris mailroom, and eventually become the most powerful person in Hollywood? How did an agent (even a superagent) also become a power in producing, advertising, mergers & acquisitions, and modern art? And what were the personal consequences of all those deals? After decades of near-silence in the face of controversy, Ovitz is finally telling his whole story, with remarkable candor and insight.

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.

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.”

The Road to Rescue

The Road to Rescue
Author: Mietek Pemper
Publsiher: Other Press, LLC
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 159051999X
ISBN 13: 9781590519998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road to Rescue Book Review:

“Don’t thank me for your survival, thank your valiant Stern and Pemper, who stared death in the face constantly.”—Oskar Schindler in a speech to his released Jewish workers in May 1945. Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film Schindler’s List popularized the true story of a German businessman who manipulated his Nazi connections and spent his personal fortune to save some 1,200 Jewish prisoners from certain death during the Holocaust. But few know that those lists were made possible by a secret strategy designed by a young Polish Jew at the Płaszow concentration camp. Mietek Pemper’s compelling and moving memoir tells the true story of how Schindler’s list really came to pass. Pemper was born in 1920 into a lively and cultivated Jewish family for whom everything changed in 1939 when the Germans invaded Poland. Evicted from their home, they were forced into the Krakow ghetto and, later, into the nearby camp of Płaszow where Pemper’s knowledge of the German language was put to use by the sadistic camp commandant Amon Goth. Forced to work as Goth’s personal stenographer from March 1943 to September 1944—an exceptional job for a Jewish prisoner—Pemper soon realized that he could use his position as the commandant’s private secretary to familiarize himself with the inner workings of the Nazi bureaucracy and exploit the system to his fellow detainees’ advantage. Once he gained access to classified documents, Pemper was able to pass on secret information for Schindler to compile his famous lists. After the war, Pemper was the key witness of the prosecution in the 1946 trial against Goth and several other SS officers. The Road to Rescue stands as a historically authentic testimony of one man’s unparalleled courage, wit, defiance, and bittersweet victory over the Nazi regime.

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).

Schindler s Legacy

Schindler s Legacy
Author: Elinor J. Brecher
Publsiher: Plume
Total Pages: 442
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780452273535
ISBN 13: 0452273536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schindler s Legacy Book Review:

Seventy-five Schindler's List survivors share their personal accounts of the Holocaust, their experiences after the war, and their reunions with the man who had saved their lives

I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree

I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree
Author: Laura Hillman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 1439108021
ISBN 13: 9781439108024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree Book Review:

"HANNELORE, YOUR PAPA IS DEAD." In the spring of 1942 Hannelore received a letter from Mama at her school in Berlin, Germany--Papa had been arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Six weeks later he was sent home; ashes in an urn. Soon another letter arrived. "The Gestapo has notified your brothers and me that we are to be deported to the East--whatever that means." Hannelore knew: labor camps, starvation, beatings...How could Mama and her two younger brothers bear that? She made a decision: She would go home and be deported with her family. Despite the horrors she faced in eight labor and concentration camps, Hannelore met and fell in love with a Polish POW named Dick Hillman. Oskar Schindler was their one hope to survive. Schindler had a plan to take eleven hundred Jews to the safety of his new factory in Czechoslovakia. Incredibly both she and Dick were added to his list. But survival was not that simple. Weeks later Hannelore found herself, alone, outside the gates of Auschwitz, pushed toward the smoking crematoria. I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree is the remarkable true story of one young woman's nightmarish coming-of-age. But it is also a story about the surprising possibilities for hope and love in one of history's most brutal times.

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.

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.

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.