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    DescriptionDuring the Holocaust at the German concentration camp near Plaszow, thousands of Jews lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis. More than a thousand others would have been counted among the dead if not for a womanizing, heavydrinking, German-Catholic industrialist and Nazi Party member named Oskar Schindler. One of the most remarkable narratives of the Holocaust, "Schindler's List" masterfully recreates the daring exploits of Schindler, who used his enormous fortune to build a factory near the concentration camp and saved the lives of over 1,300 Jews. An absorbing, suspenseful and moving account of Oskar Schindler's legacy of life, this is an unforgettable audio program.


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    Title
    Schindler's List
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Keneally
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 398
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780671880316
    ISBN 10: 0671880314
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    BIC E4L: GEN
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    LC classification: PR9619.3.K46 S3 1993
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    Edition statement
    Touchstone ed
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    01 December 1993
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Thomas Keneally was born in 1936 and raised in the rugged expanse of Australia. As a young man, he planned to join the priesthood, but by 1960, on the verge of the Vietnam War, Keneally found the church in such moral turmoil that he decided it was impossible to go through with his ordination. Keneally received his formal education in Sydney, Australia. Over the past 30 years, he has published over 25 novels, more than a dozen screenplays, and several works of non-fiction. These works include "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The Playmaker, Season in Purgatory, A Family Madness," and "Woman of the Inner Sea." His workhas been nominated four times for the Booker Prize, which he won in 1982 for "Schindler's List." He won the "Los Angeles Times" Prize for Fiction, The Miles Franklin Award, The Critics Circle Award, and a Logie (Australian Emmy). A self-described "literary biker," Keneally has traveled through Australia, Iceland, Antarctica, America, Eastern Europe, roaming across genres and topics, often championing the underdog. "I'm a writer who's always been hard to pin down," Keneally says, "because I've sometimes written about things that are none of my concern -- like the American South or Antarctica orAustralian aboriginals or the Holocaust. I think I appeal to 'hells angels' kind of writers." Keneally has modeled many of his characters after the traditional Australian hero -- the "battler." "In America everyone admires successful men and women. In Australia, they suspect them. The Australian hero is the person to whom everything has happened -- drought, fire, flood." Oskar Schindler is a classic Keneally character -- conflicted and flawed, the antithesis of a one-dimensional altruistic saint. And Schindler's story is a classic Keneally story -- an ordinary man placed in a situation of enormous moral dilemma. While researching "Schindler's List, " the author spent two years traveling to eight countries, where he interviewed many of Schindler's Jews and read the numerous testimonies which are held at the Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority, Yad Vasbem, Israel. Keneally lives in California where he teaches in the graduate writing program at the University ofCalifornia, Irvine, where he holds a Distinguished Professorship. Reading Group Discussion Points Other Books With Reading Group Guides
    Review quote
    "A truly heroic story of the war and, like the tree planted in Oskar Schindler's honor in Jerusalem, a fitting memorial to the fight of one individual against the horror of Nazism."--Simon Wiesenthal