Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler

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

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Baker & Taylor
A portrait of the controversial Oskar Schindler looks at the myths and realities of every aspect of his life, from Nazi Party member, opportunist, and spy to bon vivant and rescuer of twelve hundred Jews.

Perseus Publishing
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 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 Kraków to his new one in Brünnlitz, and his arrest by the SS who were investigating corruption charges against the infamous Amon Göth, 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."

The first true biography of Oskar Schindler that explores the myths and realities of one of the Holocaust's most controversial figures


Book News
Crowe (Slavic, Eurasian and East European studies, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) acknowledges, but also moves beyond, the mythology that surrounds the figure of Oskar Schindler. Crowe examines every phase of Schindler's life and presents a savior, an opportunist and a spy who helped Nazi Germany conquer Poland. The true story of the famous "Schindler's List" is one of the most intriguing aspects of Crowe's portrait. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Baker
& Taylor

A provocative portrait of the controversial Oskar Schindler looks at the myths and realities of every aspect of his life, from Nazi Party member, opportunist, and spy to bon vivant and rescuer of 1,200 Jews. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780813333755
081333375X
Branch Call Number: 940.5318 SCHIN CROWE
Characteristics: xi, 766 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm

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