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The Resource Oskar Schindler : the untold account of his life, wartime activities, and the true story behind the list, David M. Crowe

Oskar Schindler : the untold account of his life, wartime activities, and the true story behind the list, David M. Crowe

Label
Oskar Schindler : the untold account of his life, wartime activities, and the true story behind the list
Title
Oskar Schindler
Title remainder
the untold account of his life, wartime activities, and the true story behind the list
Statement of responsibility
David M. Crowe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Spy, businessman, bon vivant, Nazi Party member, Righteous Gentile. This was Oskar Schindler, the controversial man who saved eleven hundred Jews during the Holocaust but struggled afterwards to rebuild his life and gain international recognition for his wartime deeds. David Crowe examines every phase of Schindler's life in this landmark biography, presenting a savior of mythic proportions who was also an opportunist and spy who helped Nazi Germany conquer Poland. Schindler is best known for saving over a thousand Jews by putting them on the famed "Schindler's List" and then transferring them to his factory in today's Czech Republic. In reality, Schindler played only a minor role in the creation of the list through no fault of his own. Plagued by local efforts to stop the movement of Jewish workers from his factory in Krakow to his new one in Brunnlitz, and his arrest by the SS who were investigating corruption charges against the infamous Amon Goth, Schindler had little say or control over his famous "List." The tale of how the "List" was really prepared is one of the most intriguing parts of the Schindler story that Crowe tells here for the first time. Forced into exile after the war, success continually eluded Schindler and he died in very poor health in 1974. He remained a controversial figure, even in death, particularly after Emilie Schindler, his wife of forty-six years, began to criticize her husband after the appearance of Steven Spielberg's film in 1993. In Oskar Schindler, Crowe steps beyond the mythology that has grown up around the story of Oskar Schindler and looks at the life and work of this man whom one prominent Schindler Jew described as "an extraordinary man in extraordinary times."
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crowe, David
Dewey number
  • 940.5318092
  • 940.53/1835/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.66.S38
LC item number
C76 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schindler, Oskar
  • Righteous Gentiles
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Label
Oskar Schindler : the untold account of his life, wartime activities, and the true story behind the list, David M. Crowe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Cambridge, Mass.: Westview, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 721-738) and index
Contents
Preface and acknowledgments -- 1: Schindler's early life (1908-1938) -- Czechoslovakia and his initial ties to Abwehr (German military counterintelligence and counterespionage service) -- 2: Schindler the spy -- Arrest, imprisonment, and his role in the German invasions of Czechoslovakia and Poland (1938-1939) -- 3: Schindler and the Emalia controversy -- His acquisition of Emalia in Krakow amid charges of theft and brutality -- 4: Schindler in Krakow -- His initial use of Jewish workers in the Krakow ghetto -- 5: Origins of the Schindler myth -- Schindler and Emalia and the closing of the Krakow ghetto -- 6: Amon Goth, Oskar Schindler, and Plaszow -- Their relationships with the Schindler Jews -- 7: Schindler's Emalia sub-camp -- Pertaining to Goth and ties with the Jewish agency -- 8: Beginning of the end in Krakow -- Closing of Plaszow, the fate of Emalia's Jews, and the SS investigation of Goth and Schindler -- 9: Creation of "Schindler's List" -- Myth and reality -- 10: Brunnlitz -- Life, death, survival, and escape -- 11: Schindler in Germany (1945-1949) -- Struggle for survival and plans for Argentina -- 12: Argentina, return to Germany, and the righteous gentile controversy -- Schindlers' life in Argentina, Oskar's return to Germany in 1957, and the controversy surrounding his righteous Gentile nomination -- 13: Evening of Schindler's life -- MGM, fame, and controversy -- 14: Love, bitterness, and death -- Oskar and Emilie, 1970-2001 -- 15: Afterthoughts -- Scholar's journey -- SS Ranks -- German army ranks -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm85829223
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 766 p., [16] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780465002535
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004013879
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)85829223
Label
Oskar Schindler : the untold account of his life, wartime activities, and the true story behind the list, David M. Crowe
Publication
Note
Originally published: Cambridge, Mass.: Westview, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 721-738) and index
Contents
Preface and acknowledgments -- 1: Schindler's early life (1908-1938) -- Czechoslovakia and his initial ties to Abwehr (German military counterintelligence and counterespionage service) -- 2: Schindler the spy -- Arrest, imprisonment, and his role in the German invasions of Czechoslovakia and Poland (1938-1939) -- 3: Schindler and the Emalia controversy -- His acquisition of Emalia in Krakow amid charges of theft and brutality -- 4: Schindler in Krakow -- His initial use of Jewish workers in the Krakow ghetto -- 5: Origins of the Schindler myth -- Schindler and Emalia and the closing of the Krakow ghetto -- 6: Amon Goth, Oskar Schindler, and Plaszow -- Their relationships with the Schindler Jews -- 7: Schindler's Emalia sub-camp -- Pertaining to Goth and ties with the Jewish agency -- 8: Beginning of the end in Krakow -- Closing of Plaszow, the fate of Emalia's Jews, and the SS investigation of Goth and Schindler -- 9: Creation of "Schindler's List" -- Myth and reality -- 10: Brunnlitz -- Life, death, survival, and escape -- 11: Schindler in Germany (1945-1949) -- Struggle for survival and plans for Argentina -- 12: Argentina, return to Germany, and the righteous gentile controversy -- Schindlers' life in Argentina, Oskar's return to Germany in 1957, and the controversy surrounding his righteous Gentile nomination -- 13: Evening of Schindler's life -- MGM, fame, and controversy -- 14: Love, bitterness, and death -- Oskar and Emilie, 1970-2001 -- 15: Afterthoughts -- Scholar's journey -- SS Ranks -- German army ranks -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm85829223
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 766 p., [16] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780465002535
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004013879
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)85829223

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