Schindler's Ark

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Kiri Galdor
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Post by Kiri Galdor » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:09 am

This is the best historical story describing actual events that I have ever read. I watched the film years ago (Schindler's List - and yes, I cried), but never got around to reading the book.
It won the Booker Prize, which I have found usually makes a book unreadable to me, but happily this is not one of those books.

Based on interviews from survivors of WW2 concentration camps and people who knew Oskar Schindler, but written in a novel style, this book tells of humanity in one of the worst era's of recent world history.
It does however contain some quite graphic descriptions of conditions inside concentration camps and does not gloss over some of the nastier sides to people during this time.

I would recommend this book to others as it is really thought provoking on a number of levels, but don't believe it's suitable for younger readers.

Has anyone else read it? What were your thoughts?

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