Posted by: michelle @ books my kids read | April 22, 2009

Searching for Schindler

Searching for Schindler

Searching for Schindler by Thomas Keneally

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a truly wonderful read. I didn’t give it 5 stars because I don’t hand out a ton of those and the book did fizzle somewhat at the end.

“Searching for Schindler” is the story of how Thomas Keneally discovered the story of Oskar Schindler, the research for the book “Schindler’s List” and how the movie came to be.

It is also, in some respects, a tribute to Poldek Pfefferberg the Schindler Jew whose persistence got Keneally’s book written and Spielberg’s film made. Schlinder’s List was a story that needed to be told and Poldek Pfefferberg had an amazing sense of persistence and determination to offer the story up to anyone who might have the ability to tell it. Reading of Keneally’s detailed research and interviews with the Schlinderjuden was as fascinating as it was moving.

Anyone interested in holocaust history should read this book.

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