Title Profile & Character Information

Schindler's List

Annotation
The acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, and the inspiration for the classic film--"a masterful account of the growth of the human soul" (Los Angeles Times Book Review).
A stunning novel based on the true story of how German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. In this milestone of Holocaust literature, Thomas Keneally, author of Daughter of Mars, uses the actual testimony of the Schindlerjuden--Schindler's Jews--to brilliantly portray the courage and cunning of a good man in the midst of unspeakable evil.

Awards
1983  Los Angeles Times Book Prizes
1982  Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Characters
NameSchindler, Oskar
GenderMale
OccupationIndustrialist
TraitsGerman
Catholic

GenreHistorical
Cinematization
Fiction
TopicsJewish Holocaust
World War II
Jewish sympathizers
SettingPoland