Development[ edit ] Pfefferberg, one of the Schindlerjuden, made it his life's mission to tell the story of his savior. Spielberg, astounded by Schindler's story, jokingly asked if it was true. Spielberg was unsure if he was mature enough to make a film about the Holocaust, and the project remained "on [his] guilty conscience".
Thomas Keneally who wrote the orginial bookSteven Zillian screenplay Stars: Oskar Schindler, the main character and unlikely hero of the film, truly demonstrates characteristics of a transformational leade r. So, when Nazi law encourages the exploitation of Jews as workers, Schindler jumps at the chance to take advantage of the scenario despite knowing the exploitation is wrong.
However, as World War II progresses—and the fate of the Jews becomes more and more clear—Schindler slowly transforms from a greedy war profiteer to a courageous, sympathetic leader determined to use his power and persuasive charisma for good.
Deeply entrenched in Nazi philosophy, Goeth rarely listens to input from others, refuses to admit he is wrong for fear of showing weakness and dictates all decisions in the camp—including shooting random prisoners from his Villa balcony for fun.
However, there is an important turning point in the film where Schindler begins to struggle internally and the main ethical dilemma of the film arises. Sticking out among the black and white images of the film, it becomes evident that the girl awakens a form of humanity in Schindler.
It is from this point forward that Schindler begins making a personal effort to bring Jews to safety in his factory—and, consequently, has to bribe, work with, and obey members of the Nazi regime like Goeth. At the time the film was releasedthere were fewer than 4, Jews left alive in Poland.
It is estimated that there are more than 6, descendants of the Schindler Jews today. You can check out the new trailer and how to buy the DVD here.Find great deals for Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally (, Paperback). Shop with confidence on eBay!
Schindler's List takes a different look at the Holocaust. Based on the The movie version of Schindler's List was directed by Steven Spielberg and released in Thomas Keneally's voice Recorded December from the BBC Radio 4 programme Bookclub Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October ) is a prolific  Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist.
Schindler’s List was shot mostly in black and white. The film is based on the novel Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally, an Australian novelist. At the time the film was released (), there were fewer than 4, Jews left alive in Poland.
It is estimated that there are more than 6, descendants of the Schindler Jews today.
About Thomas Keneally: Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October ) is an Australian novelist, playwright and author of non-fiction. He is best know /5(K).
Thomas Keneally has accomplished his goal with Schindler s List. It beautifully and completely realizes the honest story of a man who was an astounding leader in every respect. This book captures with accuracy and poignancy a part of history that every member of every society must know abou.