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Kate Skates jUS to Israel is fascinating as Keneally meets survivors collects documentation engages on a personal level with the Holocaust and thinks about how to write a book which even begins to doustice to this story Once the material is collected though the rest of this book the remaining 23 or so chapters is dull Keneally recounts boring details of his life his wife his teenage daughters exactly who he met at the Booker dinner name drops details from Spielberg s film and the Oscar ceremony rambles on about his other political interests Eritrea and Ethiopia
The only bright moments are when Poldek is back on stage and his only bright moments are when Poldek is back on stage and his moving death So the first third or so is an excellent introductioncompanion to Schindler s Ark which I ve somehow how never read but am reading now If this book had stuck to the Schindler material promised by the title I d have given it 4 5 stars instead it s a kind of memoir of Keneally s life from 1979 till about 1993 when the film won its Oscars Great start tailed off way too early I read Schindler s List than twenty years ago long enough ago that the title was Schindlers Ark Like many people I knew that Keneally first heard about Oskar Schindler when he bought a briefcase from a luggage retailer In Los Angeles I Los Angeles I t know much than that
and this fills in the details of that particular story It covers in some detail Keneally s initial encounter with Leopold Poldek Pfefferburg and his wife his meeti. Ing charismatic and persistent he convinced Keneally to relate the incredible story of “the all drinking all screwing all black marketeering Nazi Oskar Schindler But to me he was Jesus Christ” Searching for Schindler is the engrossing chronicle of Keneally’s pursuit of one of history’s most fascinating and paradoxical heroes Traveling throughout the United States Germany Israel Poland and Austria Keneally and Poldek interviewed people who had known Schindler and uncovered their indelible. .though and this
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Ngs with other Holocaust survivors who were on Schindler s List the research writing and publication process of the novel and the ultimate adaptation of the novel into the award winning film The memoir also covers other aspects of Keneally s life before during and after writing the novel that gave memoir also covers other aspects of Keneally s life before during and after writing the novel that gave an international reputation This includes his experiences in Eritrea which led to the writing of To AsmaraThe memoir s at its best when describing the process of researching and writing Schindler s List and most particularly when the dynamic and irrepressible Poldek is present I also found interesting Keneally s account of his travels in Eritrea However I FOUND THE DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE FILM MAKNG found the detailed account of the film makng somewhat less interesting although I can understand how fascinating it would have been for KeneallyI listened to an audiobook edition of the book which was capably narrated by Humphrey Bower Keneally s distinctive voice is reasonably well known to many Australians and while Bower doesn t imitate him he does manage to inject Keneally s characteristic enthusiasm into the narration I gather there are photographs in the regular edition However it s easy enough to find photographs of the main players with a uick internet search so for me the convenience of listening outweighed the disadvantage of having to look for the photographs elsewhere Overall a worthwhile experience and one that will almost certainly make me re read Schindler s List. Memories of the Holocaust Keneally’s powerful narrative rose uickly to the top of bestseller lists Steven Spielberg’s magnificent film adaptation went on to fulfill Poldek’s dream of winning “an Oscar for Oskar” Keneally’s anecdotes about Spielberg Liam Neeson Ben Kingsley and other cast members will delight film buffs Written with candor and humor Seaching for Schindler is an intimate look at Keneally’s growth as a writer and the enormous success of his portrait of Oskar Schindler. .
Having recently read the author s book Schindler s Ark it was interesting to read this memoir describing how Mr Keneally first came across Schindler s story and some details was interesting to read this memoir describing how Mr Keneally first came across Schindler s story and some details his research into the case and the writing of the book which subseuently won the Booker Prize The memoir also describes the background to the optioning of the film version by Stephen Speilberg the writing of the various versions of the screenplay and its filming and again ultimate success at the Academy Awards 710 He said I was saved and my Wife Was Saved By was saved by Nazi I was a Jew imprisoned with Jews So a Nazi saves me and important saves Misia my young wife So although he s a Nazi to me he s Jesus Christ Not that he was a saint He w This book makes a nice companion to Schindler s List Keneally does a good Outside My Window (Disney Tangled) job fleshing out the background to his search for Schlinder Additionally he does a goodob of bringing to life the inspiration for his discovery of the story At times however the book is telling than showing and especially towards the end it feels like Keneally is dropping names Totally understandable but rather boring to read This is a hard book I listened to the audiobook to rate because I loved the first 12 13 chapters which tell the story of how Keneally meets the wonderful larger than life Poldek and first learns about Schindler Poldek and his wife having been two of the Jews saved by him The following travels around the world from Poland to Australia. This is the captivating story behind Schindler’s List the Booker Prize–winning book and the Academy Award–winning Spielberg film Keneally tells the tale of the unlikely encounter that propelled him to write about Oskar Schindler and of the impact of his extraordinary account on people around the world Thomas Keneally met Leopold “Poldek” Pfefferberg the owner of a Beverly Hills luggage shop in 1981 Poldek a Polish Jew and a Holocaust survivor had a tale he wanted the world to know Charm.