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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars generally worthy of its subject, as far as a film can be
I think this film has faults but its merits are so great that it would be ungenerous to dwell on them. For me, Schindler's outburst of weeping as he leaves his 'factory' to escape from the advancing Russians is a sentimental addition - I wonder if the historical Schindler did that and suspect he did not. The clever device of the little girl in red works well, though - it...
Published on 22 April 2007 by hillbank68

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2.0 out of 5 stars Five stars for the film but this boxed set is only worth 2
Important note - this review is of the boxed set contents for this limited edition release of Schindler's List and not for the film itself, which is an absolutely essential buy.
The boxed set really adds nothing to the standard release of Schindler's List on DVD, which is beautifully packaged and has some interesting extras. On top of this standard release you also...
Published on 20 April 2004 by Anthony Lynas


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5.0 out of 5 stars love it!!!, 24 Oct 2014
Never get enough of this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great film. Well worth it, 16 Sep 2014
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Great film. Well worth it
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A dedication, 16 Jun 2008
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Oskar Schindler was a maverick Sudeten German industrialist, who put his life and livelihood on the line to save 6,000 Jews from the Nazi death machine.

This is his story, but not his story alone. It is also the story of the 6 million Jews who perished in Hitler's holocaust, and the 6 000 who where saved by Oscar Schindler.
The movie is masterfully portrayed, and was indeed true to the book by Thomas Keneally.
It is three harrowing hours about the unspeakable horrors visited upon the Jewish men, women and children who Hitler and his Nazi Party had decided had to die.
The images that take place in the movie will stay in your mind forever.

The antagonist to the compassion of Oscar Schindler (Liam Neeson) is the sadistic monster, the SS Commandant Amon Goeth. Schindler and Goeth are both members of the Nazi Party in high standing, who mixes in the same circles, and both make splash at the debauched Nazi parties held at Goethe's villa. But their reaction to the merciless slaughter is diametrically opposed. It brings out the man of compassion in Schindler, and the psychopathic demon in Goeth.
During the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto, we see even the difference in their mistresses. After Schindler and his mistress Ingrid have gone for a morning ride, they observe from a hilltop the horrors the SS are visiting among the Jewish population of the Warsaw ghetto. And Ingrid visibly upset says " Oscar, let's get out of here"

Goeth on the other hand is taking pot-shots at the Jews on the streets below with his hunting rifle. His mistress Majola, simply sighs and says `Amon, you are such a dammn child.' irritated that she has been woken by the gunshots, and that she is not receiving Goeth's attention, but completely cold to the slaughter going on around her.

But two scenes stood out most in my mind.

That of as beautiful Jewish girl child, of about four years of age, in a bright red jacket, which is the only colour plate in the black and white movie. Schindler observes this angelic child making her way through the crowds of Jews who are being herded out the ghetto by the Nazis. We see the little girl hiding under a bed, terrified, and that is the last time we see her, before we see later in the movie, her mangled little body, being wheeled to the crematorium on a trolley, identified by her red jacket.

The story of the little girl in red made me think of another child. A beautiful and vivacious child, who was murdered 60 years later by Arafatian terrorists at Adura in Judea, as she hid terrified under her parent's bed-Danielle Shefi.

G-D bless the lovely souls of the angels - the little girl in red who died at Auschwitz, and of Danielle Shefi, who died at Adura. . G-D bless the souls of all Jewish children murdered by the enemies of the Jews and of Israel.

The other scene that brought tears to my eyes, was at the end of the movie where the Schindlerjuden march in the direction of Israel singing a hauntingly beautiful rendition of Yerushalayem Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold), before we see the Schindlerjuden and their children and grandchildren, in real life, placing stones on the grave of Oscar Schindler at the Christian cemetery in Jerusalem.

This movie must be shown to all high school students, so that they can be equipped to answer so many questions that are thrown at us today: Why did the Jews not rise up? , Why did the Nazis do what they did? Why did the people of Europe allow it to happen? Why do we need the State of Israel?

We are living through a time when the same hatreds are rising again. Hatred of Israel is the new form of anti-Semitism that has shown it's hideous face again. I look at the scene, near the beginning of the movie, where the Jews are being herded into the ghettoes , and a young Polish girl of about 11, is shouting `You bad Jews, you bad Jews'.
And I think of all the anti-Israel demonstrations taking place today, where the same voices of hate, and bloodlust are being raised.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 18 Aug 2014
Excellent film fast del
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Nov 2014
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Superb, must see film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 27 Sep 2014
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great film and service
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 24 Oct 2014
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what a tour de force
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 6 Sep 2014
Everything was fine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 25 Aug 2014
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Very emotional film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A*, 26 July 2014
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This review is from: Schindler's List - 20th Anniversary Edition [DVD] [1993] (DVD)
Very pleased thank u
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