5 out of 5 Stars
When I saw the movie "Schindler's List", I was moved to tears. The book did the same.
Oskar Schindler, owner of an enameled cookware factory, is a German. He's also a war profiteer, but he saves over a thousand Polish Jews from extermination during the Holocaust. The book goes deeper into Schindler's psyche, and we watch this smooth, polished industrialist risk his life and his fortune to save lives. He lives on a precarious line, entertaining and bribing Nazi officials while being a hero to his Jewish factory workers.
While the movie is more dramatic, the book digs deeper into the fear and the atrocities "Schindler's Jews" faced, including horrible treatment in concentration camps on their way to Schindler's relocated factory.
I live about an hour from Washington, D.C. and have visited the Holocaust Museum, and I also have read a lot of World War II books. This is a must-read for everyone, because we should never forget what happened. History must not repeat itself.
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