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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2007

    Tough read.

    As a project in school, my LA teacher asked us to read Holocaust books. As I am an avid reader, she suggested this book for me to try. I have to admit, it was not easy, and i read a book a day! I haven't finished it yet, though I plan to, and I would recommend it as an emotional read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2001


    This book was very hard to get into at first. I am more into action and adventure books, but after you got past the confusing stuff at the beginning it turned out to be a good book. I would recommend this book to others out there, but I think I should have waited just a little longer to read this book. I think maybe if I was older I might have found it more touching, but from a teenager's point of view I cannot believe we let that stuff go on for so long before we joined the war. There is no reason why anyone should have to suffer like that. No matter what they did no one should have to go through that. This book inspired me to get rid of the racism that exsists in our high school and in our communities today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2000

    Great account of the Holocaust

    Saw the movie first and have to admit I liked it a lot better than the book. Although both are good, I found the film to be a lot more moving. The book tends to be quite tedious and reads more like a textbook. There are A LOT of German words (LONG German words) and you have to pay close attention to keep them straight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2000

    See the film

    I generally love long historical books rich with information. I had seen the very poignant and intense movie first, and I must admit, the book fails to keep the reader interested enough to really understand what this important landmark tragedy was. I still recommend it, though, because getting as much information on the holocaust as possible is a smart move. Don't let history repeat itself! ~Scarlett~

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2000

    Great for Geography!

    I read this book as part of an application project for Honors 9 Geography at Redmond High School. We had to use quotes containing evidence of movement, place cultrual, place physical, location, region, and Human interaction with the enviroment. Many of my fellow classmates struggled with finding events that covered each category with their books but Schindler's List provided me with plenty of useful quotes. It was nice because the author did a wonderful job of explaining exact positions which I often used for the location catergory. Also, Thomas Keneally, provided great examples of the culture and protrade a real image of the Holocast situation in Poland. In the past, I have done large units on World War II and did quite a bit of research on the Holocoast. So, with my background information I was able to get a better picture of what it looked like. In addition, I was able to see the Holocost through the perspective of someone besides a jew. I thought the author did a magnificent job illustrating the horrible things that took place. I was particulary, astonished when I read 'Only once did the jewelers falter: when the SS men opened a suitcase and out of it tumbled gold teeth still smeared with blood' (Keneally 151). It was pictures like that, which made me quinch, yet gave me an intense feeling that lead me to turn the page. As far as, wether or not the book was written for my reading level I would say probably not but it wasn't way beyond. It was indeed a challenge to read but I never thought that it was too hard. Of course, I never could pronounce any of the polish or german words that were often in italic but neither could my parents! Overall, I thought Schindler's List was deffinately one of those books that everyone should eventually read but I wouldn't suggest it to be on the top of your list. Especially, if your into thrillers or inspirational books.

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