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Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
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May 20, 2009

really liked it
Read in May, 2009

Who hasn't seen the movie Schindler's List? Seriously, I think most people know the story of the beneficient nazi who saved at least 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust. Anyways, Schindler's List written by Thomas Keneally is a fictional book, it is not a biography or a history book. I am absolutely not a Holocaust-denier, I'm just repeating what the copy-right page says. However, there are non-fiction books out there about Schindler. This book reads like non-iction trying to be fiction, as in it's dry and academic at times, but there is the pretense of story. I feel like since this book is intended to be a novel, perhaps Keneally should have written it so it was more readable. Don't get me wrong, parts of this book broke my heart, such as the detailing of the ghetto liquidation. It's touching that one man can be so humane in the face of evil, but let's not ignore facts. Schindler was an oppourtunist, a womanizer, and an excessive drinker. Yes, he had vices, but still he did save a ton of people which makes him Righteous Among Nations. Anyways, if you have a passing interest in this dark era of history, this book is definately worth a read, however, keep in mind it is a work of fiction sort of like a movie prefaced with the "based on a true story" bit .

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