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4.0 out of 5 stars Justice is served to this horrendous true story, 10 Jan 2010
This review is from: Schindler's Ark (Paperback)
Book Review - Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally
Schindler's Ark is a novel that depicts the horrific circumstances surrounding 1940s Poland. Many are aware of the basic facts surrounding the start of World War II and the conditions for Jews during this time; however, the novel provides an historical portrayal but from a successful German man living in Poland, safe from persecution, but still deeply astounded and disgusted by the treatment of the Jewish people during this time. Oskar Schindler, who is initially represented as a man with little moral obligations, provides an uplifting yet desperate perspective to the unethical situation in which he is positioned.
Although the first one hundred pages of the novel seem futile, once information about what was happening in the ghettos and the stories were being related to families and children, the horror of the story makes the book hard to put down due to sheer fascination. When conditions become increasingly worse for Jews in Cracow, Schindler provides the moral outrage in which all readers would have wanted to feel if put in such a situation. The representation of how families coped with the continuous fear and anxiety allowed me to calculate what I would have done in the same situation and therefore made the story more powerful.
Schindler's Ark is by no means an enjoyable book to read but rather a fascinating one, in the sense that it is important to remember what happened to Jewish people during this time and how human rights can be so violated. By creating a novel based on a true story such as this one, it allows the people of the time, with their bravery, to live on. Readers of this novel are not just able to remember the historic facts but have emotional attachment to the characters and therefore allowing the story to be that little bit more memorable.
By Anna Young
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