Title Profile & Character Information

Schindler's List

Annotation
Winner of the Booker Prize

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction

Schindler's List is a remarkable work of fiction based on the true story of German industrialist and war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who, confronted with the horror of the extermination camps, gambled his life and fortune to rescue 1,300 Jews from the gas chambers.

Working with the actual testimony of Schindler's Jews, Thomas Keneally artfully depicts the courage and shrewdness of an unlikely savior, a man who is a flawed mixture of hedonism and decency and who, in the presence of unutterable evil, transcends the limits of his own humanity.



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