Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story Behind the List

Oskar Schindler The Untold Account of His Life Wartime Activities and the True Story Behind the List Spy businessman bon vivant Nazi Party member Righteous Gentile This was Oskar Schindler the controversial man who saved eleven hundred Jews during the Holocaust but struggled afterwards to rebuil

  • Title: Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story Behind the List
  • Author: David M. Crowe Steve Catalano
  • ISBN: 9780813333755
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Spy, businessman, bon vivant, Nazi Party member, Righteous Gentile This was Oskar Schindler, the controversial man who saved eleven hundred Jews during the Holocaust but struggled afterwards to rebuild his life and gain international recognition for his wartime deeds David Crowe examines every phase of Schindler s life in this landmark biography, presenting a savior of mSpy, businessman, bon vivant, Nazi Party member, Righteous Gentile This was Oskar Schindler, the controversial man who saved eleven hundred Jews during the Holocaust but struggled afterwards to rebuild his life and gain international recognition for his wartime deeds David Crowe examines every phase of Schindler s life in this landmark biography, presenting a savior of mythic proportions who was also an opportunist and spy who helped Nazi Germany conquer Poland Schindler is best known for saving over a thousand Jews by putting them on the famed Schindler s List and then transferring them to his factory in today s Czech Republic In reality, Schindler played only a minor role in the creation of the list through no fault of his own Plagued by local efforts to stop the movement of Jewish workers from his factory in Krakow to his new one in Brunnlitz, and his arrest by the SS who were investigating corruption charges against the infamous Amon Goth, Schindler had little say or control over his famous List The tale of how the List was really prepared is one of the most intriguing parts of the Schindler story that Crowe tells here for the first time Forced into exile after the war, success continually eluded Schindler and he died in very poor health in 1974 He remained a controversial figure, even in death, particularly after Emilie Schindler, his wife of forty six years, began to criticize her husband after the appearance of Steven Spielberg s film in 1993 In Oskar Schindler, Crowe steps beyondthe mythology that has grown up around the story of Oskar Schindler and looks at the life and work of this man whom one prominent Schindler Jew described as an extraordinary man in extraordinary times.

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    1. Whew!This is an exhaustive biography of Oskar Schindler before, during and after World War II. If you read this book, you'll find out all you wanted to know about Schindler and a lot of things that you didn't know you didn't want to know about Schindler.The most compelling aspect of this biography is how utterly critical and castigating Emilie Schindler is said to have been of her husband. If the facts of the book are true, then it stands to reason that Mrs. Schindler felt about her husband the [...]

    2. For anyone interested in the historical Oskar Schindler, this is an exhaustively researched account of the life and death of the man,focused around his WWII-related activities.While the subject matter is of huge interest it is (at least up to now - first 150 pages) quite tiresome. The author goes into tremendous detail in everything that touches Schindler, directly or indirectly, and there are chapters where Oskar is not even mentioned! It would make a much more interesting, easy and focused rea [...]

    3. Could be the mother of all biographies! A huge text study and with extensive Notes, in depth Bibliography and Index, this monster extends to over seven hundred and sixty pages. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but to quote a review on the rear cover, "I have no doubt that Crowe knows more about Schindler than Schindler knew about himself and his own activities." I think that sums up this detailed study of Oskar Schindler's life very succinctly. David M. Crowe is a historian who specialises i [...]

    4. This book has everything you didn't want or need to know about Schindler. It will destroy any good feelings you had about the man. Honestly, save yourself the time and heartache and skip to the last 5 pages. The author sums up his book perfectly there. It is truly a wonderfully researched EXHAUSTIVE bio on an amazing man in history. But, omgI put this book down so many times because it was just so hard to read.

    5. David Crowe schetst op basis van gedegen onderzoek een bijzonder gedetailleerd portret van Oskar Schindler. De beschrijving start reeds ruimschoots voor WOII met Schindlers' rol binnen de Duitse Abwehr en zijn spionageactiviteiten. Gedreven door opportunisme en een onstuitbare drang naar geldgewin, zien we hoe Schindler Emalia "confisceert" en fortuin begint te maken. De redding van Joden staat op dat ogenblik verre van centraal. Maar geleidelijk aan keert hij zich af de gruwel van de entlösung [...]

    6. This isn't the best biography I've ever read. The author repeats himself too much and breaks up the flow of text constantly with endless German terms and translations that could just have easily have been left out. He also inserts himself into the narrative too much - 'I did this', 'I met such and such', 'I think that Oskar'. But the subject matter speaks for itself. The research that went into this book is exhaustive, and it really does illuminate so much of Schindler's life than just the years [...]

    7. Der amerikanische Autor David M. Crowe nähert sich dem Phänomen Oskar Schindler mit der Genauigkeit des versierten Historikers und fördert Ereignisse zu Tage, die dem Image des weltbekannten Judenretters nicht immer förderlich sind. Als Hobby-Historiker befasse ich mich seit über 10 Jahren mit den Leben und Wirken Oskar Schindlers in meiner Heimatstadt Hildesheim. Deshalb ist das Kapitel 14 eine wichtige Quelle.Wer sich bis ins Detail mit Oskar Schindler beschäftigen will, dem wird dieses [...]

    8. An interesting biography and a must in order to know what really is going on in the movie. However, it is written in textbook form and probably is used in the classroom. Large amount of details and not written as a story. The information is interesting and so is the Man, Oskar Schindler, but is a slow read.

    9. The truth is more complex than films and fables and this book was a revealing look into the evolution of a flawed man who risked his life doing what most of us feel is right but few would have the courage to carry out.

    10. most boring book ever I was all excited to read it and it went into so much detail to insignificant events, I had to keep backtracking

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