Book Review: Schindler’s List

The amazing story of how a German war profiteer and factory director saved many Jews during World War II.


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Schindler’s List By: Thomas Keneally.


Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneallyis a bestselling novel about a war profiteer and factory director working in Poland. Oskar Schindler makes his fortune and buys as many Jews as he possibly can. He works the ends of corrupt Nazi’s and Generals. Schindler set up his factory during World War II which had just started. The Nazis’s were loading Jews into a nearby town called Karkow which was starting to overcrowd. Schindler bought and hired over 1,000 Jews to work in his factory. This was saving the lives of so many Jewish people without Schindler even realizing it. This is because the Jews that are working in the factory do not have to see another concentration camp. Oskar Schindler was a hero to thousands of Jews that were saved during the war and who were also freed when the war ended in 1945. 

I really enjoyed this novel because it spoke more about how a singular person saved the lives of thousands of people. This novel taught me a lot about bravery and courage. The strength that Schindler had throughout the entire book was insane. He took so many risks and dangerous moves all just to save “the enemies.” I thought that the plot was amazing and had a lot of twists and turns. There was never a dull moment in this novel. It is amazing to see how cruel the Germans were and how mistreated the Jews were during this time of war. This novel definitely shows what effect war can have on humanity. I think it’s really cool to see the fight and toughness in Schindler throughout the book. This book is now one of my favorites to read and I would recommend it to anyone who likes history or learning about World Wars.

Rating: 9.5/10