Schindler's Ark

Author: Thomas Keneally

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781529324976

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Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally (Book Analysis)

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2808017006

Category: Study Aids

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Schindler’s Ark with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally, which tells the true story of the actions of the German businessman Oskar Schindler during the Holocaust. When the Nazis occupied Poland during the Second World War, the country’s Jews were first forced into ghettos, then deported to concentration camps where few survived. However, Schindler offered hope to thousands of Polish Jews by employing them in his factories, at considerable personal risk, to save them from deportation and almost certain death. The Australian author Thomas Keneally brings his story to life in this thrilling novel, which won the 1982 Man Booker Prize and was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film Schindler’s List. Find out everything you need to know about Schindler’s Ark in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Schindler's List

Author: Thomas Keneally

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671516884

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

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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

Children in the Holocaust, children in exile, children under fascism

Author: Viktoria Hertling

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042006232

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

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Die vorliegenden siebzehn Beiträge basieren weitgehend auf den Vorträgen der im Oktober 1996 an der University of Nevada in Reno veranstaltenden Konferenz Children in the Holocaust - Children in Exile - Children under Fascism. Die Tagung beschäftigte sich erstmals mit den einschneidenden, oft nicht wieder auszulöschenden traumatischen Erfahrungen von Kindern im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland, im Exil und im Holocaust. Mit dem Jahr 2000 - also in weniger als zwei Jahren - gehört der Holocaust, den auch Daniel J. Goldhagen als das schockierendsten Ereignis des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts bezeichnet, das innerhalb der deutschen Geschichte am schwierigsten zu verstehen sei, zu den Ereignissen des sogenannten 'Letzten Jahrhunderts'. Ist es darum nicht geboten, die Auseinandersetzung mit diesen Ereignissen, die für viele Menschen selbst heute noch mit schweren Ängsten verbunden sind, unter neuen Gesichtspunkten zur Diskussion zu bringen, damit die Thematik auch über die Schwelle zum nächsten Jahrhundert hinweg in unseren Sichtweite nichts an ihrer Ungeheuerlichkeit einbüße?

The Other Schindlers

Author: Agnes Grunwald-Spier

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752462431

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Thanks to Thomas Keneally’s book Schindler’s Ark, and the film based on it, Schindler’s List, we have become more aware of the fact that, in the midst of Hitler’s extermination of the Jews, courage and humanity could still overcome evil. While 6 million Jews were murdered by the Nazi regime, some were saved through the actions of non-Jews whose consciences would not allow them to pass by on the other side, and many are honoured by Yad Vashem as ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ for their actions. As a baby, Agnes Grunwald-Spier was herself saved from the horrors of Auschwitz by an unknown official, and is now a trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. She has collected together the stories of thirty individuals who rescued Jews, and these provide a new insight into why these people were prepared to risk so much for their fellow men and women. With a foreword by Sir Martin Gilbert, one of the leading experts on the subject, this is an ultimately uplifting account of how some good deeds really do shine in a weary world.

Schindler's Legacy

Author: Elinor J. Brecher

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 9780452273535

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 442

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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

Holocaust Fiction

Author: Sue Vice

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134666225

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Examining the controversies that have accompanied the publication of novels representing the Holocaust, this compelling book explores such literature to analyze their violently mixed receptions and what this says about the ethics and practice of millennial Holocaust literature. The novels examined, including some for the first time, are: * Time's Arrow by Martin Amis * The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas * The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski * Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally * Sophie's Choice by William Styron * The Hand that Signed the Paper by Helen Darville. Taking issue with the idea that the Holocaust should only be represented factually, this compelling book argues that Holocaust fiction is not only legitimate, but an important genre that it is essential to accept. In a growing area of interest, Sue Vice adds a new, intelligent and contentious voice to the key debates within Holocaust studies.

Judging 'Privileged' Jews

Author: Adam Brown

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782389164

Category: History

Page: 234

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The Nazis’ persecution of the Jews during the Holocaust included the creation of prisoner hierarchies that forced victims to cooperate with their persecutors. Many in the camps and ghettos came to hold so-called “privileged” positions, and their behavior has often been judged as self-serving and harmful to fellow inmates. Such controversial figures constitute an intrinsically important, frequently misunderstood, and often taboo aspect of the Holocaust. Drawing on Primo Levi’s concept of the “grey zone,” this study analyzes the passing of moral judgment on “privileged” Jews as represented by writers, such as Raul Hilberg, and in films, including Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah and Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. Negotiating the problems and potentialities of “representing the unrepresentable,” this book engages with issues that are fundamental to present-day attempts to understand the Holocaust and deeply relevant to reflections on human nature.

Searching For Schindler

Author: Thomas Keneally

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184894019X

Category: History

Page: 320

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A fascinating retelling of Oskar Schindler's extraordinary story and how it came to the world's attention through Thomas Keneally's Booker Prize-winning novel and the subsequent multiple Oscar-winning film, Schindler's List *27th January 2019: 25th anniversary of the movie, which will be re-released in the UK and Australia* In 1980 Thomas Keneally walked into a shop in Beverley Hills to buy a briefcase, an impulse that was to change his life. For the owner, Leopold Pfefferberg, had a story he'd been trying to interest writers and Hollywood in for years. It was the story of Oskar Schindler. In SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER, Keneally describes how he went on to discover the full, extraordinary tale of the Aryan who risked his life to save hundreds of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland, interviewing many of the survivors around the world. Here, for the first time, he fills in what happened to them, as well as to Schindler and his wife, in the decades after the war. And he gives a fascinating account of how his novel SCHINDLER'S ARK was published, its controversial winning of the Booker Prize, and the long road to its becoming the phenomenally successful film Schindler's List. Filled with entertaining anecdotes about the many people involved, from Steven Spielberg and Liam Neeson to Keneally's own family, SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER gives a unique insight into the creation of a modern classic. Paying tribute to the irrepressible Poldek, it sheds renewed light on a remarkable instance of humanity amid the greatest inhumanity mankind has known.