Schindler's List

Schindler's List

DVD - 2004
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A re-creation in fictional form of the story of Oskar Schindler, a German Catholic industrialist who, as a munitions manufacturer, saved more than 1,100 Jews from extermination during WWII.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, c2004.
Edition: Widescreen, dual layer.
ISBN: 9780783297286
0783297289
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Schin
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (196 min.) : sd., b&w with color segment ; 4 3/4 in.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 05, 2018

Oskar Schindler is a businessman, who enters Nazi Germany during World War Two to open one of his factories. He joins the Nazi party and fills his factory staff full of Jewish workers for cheaper labor. Suddenly, as Jewish people begin to be exterminated and sent to concentration camps, Schindler tries to protect his workers so that he doesn’t lose his staff, but in the process, he realizes that he is saving their lives as well. This touching drama/history film shows the true meanings of humanity and giving even when there is nothing to take. I would rate this touching film 4.5/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Powerful movie.

ArapahoeTatyana Sep 21, 2016

An incredibly amazing movie! Based on a true story, Oscar Schindler helped his Jewish employees to avoid death camps.

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TheSeer
Jun 21, 2016

I really enjoy stories such as these, especially when they've been inspired by actual accounts. They teach me to be humble. Also, the Little Girl in the Red Coat is based on an actual survivor (although in the film she dies) named Roma Ligoka. GREAT MOVIE : )

ECPat May 02, 2016

Not to be missed.

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rslade
Mar 06, 2016

Good acting. Makes a powerful film.

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alicat1
Feb 08, 2016

This movie will stay with you for quite some time. Excellent bonus features including "Voices From the List": survivor anecdotes and tributes.

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erinsnest
Nov 29, 2015

Nov 29 2015......The last time I watched this movie, DVD's had not been invented yet! During Remembrance day, our family was sitting watching some shows on the TV about the Nazi death camps. My daughter's fiance is from Germany, and he was telling her about this movie, so we ordered it up from the library. After she had watched it, I decided to renew it and watch it again myself. I had forgotten how powerful it was. I clicked on the bonus features, and was entranced by the shoah interviews. To watch the actual survivors, telling their stories, and seeing the real photographs from the times was so moving. Don't return this movie without watching the bonus material!........I see there are quite a few more books and audios about Schindler available at our library. I believe I will spend some time in the next year or so immersing myself in this subject. With all the wars still happening around the world at this time, and particularly the Syrian refugee crisis, I feel it is important to remember the words of the survivors at the end of the shoah interviews.....'Don't hate, it is an evil thing, we must all learn to accept one another, and live with one another.' Get along with your neighbours,' and 'Everyone has something to offer.'

carolyndaro Jul 26, 2015

side b of dvd does not work

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uzebdrumz
Mar 30, 2015

Perhaps the only thing I can fault are the accents & the turning point for the main character. Initially he treats everyone as commodities for the business venture, but as the Krakow Jewish quarter is emptied, he appears to have an epiphany. Like the film Titanic, we all know the ending, but this film spends more time telling us how rather than answering the question why. Amon Goeth is predictably brutal, but again, other than pure psychopathy, there has to be an explanation for this absolute personification of evil. Well acted by all & devastating in it's effect, yet only a microcosm of the greater horror.

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Itzhak Stern: It's Hebrew, it's from the Talmud. It says, "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire."

aaa5756 Feb 05, 2014

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."- George Orwell

aaa5756 Feb 05, 2014

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 Feb 05, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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Marcell_Murray
May 21, 2013

"... I... Pardon, you..."

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nicoleelaine8
Sep 15, 2011

Itzhak Stern: There will be generations because of what you did.

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SailboatTelephone
Mar 06, 2010

Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don't.
-Oskar Shindler

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Sep 15, 2011

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Mar 06, 2010

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nicoleelaine8
Sep 15, 2011

Sexual Content: Some nudity.

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nicoleelaine8
Sep 15, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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