Schindler's List

Schindler's List

DVD - 2018 | Widescreen edition, 25th anniversary edition
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The incredible true story follows the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Edition: Widescreen edition, 25th anniversary edition
Branch Call Number: DVD SCHIN
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (196 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Dolby digital 5.1
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This incredible true story follows the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust.

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Jan 15, 2019

Someone mentioned that "there has to be an explanation for this absolute personification of evil," and that this is of course "only a microcosm" of the entire Shoah/Holocaust. Well, it's a shame that Constantine's Sword by James Carroll is available here only in a video summary, because information is truly only available in book form.

The general perception, particularly as taught by Catholic apologists, is that a small number of evil/pathological members of the Nazi party were responsible. This leaves us with no explanation for the scene in the film where children shout, if I recall, "Goodbye Jews!" as they are pulled out of their homes, stunned. Goodbye, of course means God be with you, shortened, but here it means get lost.

The morning after Kristalnacht the Berlin and other papers quoted the Gospel of John which places the assertion that "Jews are the Children of the Devil" 8:44 on the lips of the Savior. Read Carroll, and also Rev Leo Lefebure Revelation, the Religions, and Violence. Lutheran priests marched with the swastica. The "seamless robe" was displayed to celebrate the ascension of the Nazis. Eugenio Pacelli forced the German Catholic Center Party to vote for the Empowerment Act which made Adolf Hitler (born Adolf Shickelgruber) dictator, not just Chancellor. Pacelli was of course later Pope during the war and declined to criticize the Shoah, which he completely approved. See "Hitler's Pope" by John Cornwall.

The point is that pointing a finger at a few people like Mengele is too convenient. The populace was taught for 2000 years to be ready to kill Hebrews. The Final Solution was invented by St. John Chrysostom and St. Ambrose, and only interrupted by St. Augustine with great effort after Emperor Theodosius gave in, to the other 2 "Saints." Also see the movie Agora. St John actually earned the title "Golden Tongue," in Greek for saying that everyone should kill the Hebrews, that they had no right to live unless they acknowledged the Christ, to quote him more exactly.

Jul 05, 2018

Oskar Schindler is a businessman, who enters Nazi Germany during World War Two to open one of his factories. He joins the Nazi party and fills his factory staff full of Jewish workers for cheaper labor. Suddenly, as Jewish people begin to be exterminated and sent to concentration camps, Schindler tries to protect his workers so that he doesn’t lose his staff, but in the process, he realizes that he is saving their lives as well. This touching drama/history film shows the true meanings of humanity and giving even when there is nothing to take. I would rate this touching film 4.5/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jan 24, 2018

Powerful movie.

ArapahoeTatyana Sep 21, 2016

An incredibly amazing movie! Based on a true story, Oscar Schindler helped his Jewish employees to avoid death camps.

Jun 21, 2016

I really enjoy stories such as these, especially when they've been inspired by actual accounts. They teach me to be humble. Also, the Little Girl in the Red Coat is based on an actual survivor (although in the film she dies) named Roma Ligoka. GREAT MOVIE : )

ECPat May 02, 2016

Not to be missed.

Mar 06, 2016

Good acting. Makes a powerful film.

Feb 08, 2016

This movie will stay with you for quite some time. Excellent bonus features including "Voices From the List": survivor anecdotes and tributes.

Nov 29, 2015

Nov 29 2015......The last time I watched this movie, DVD's had not been invented yet! During Remembrance day, our family was sitting watching some shows on the TV about the Nazi death camps. My daughter's fiance is from Germany, and he was telling her about this movie, so we ordered it up from the library. After she had watched it, I decided to renew it and watch it again myself. I had forgotten how powerful it was. I clicked on the bonus features, and was entranced by the shoah interviews. To watch the actual survivors, telling their stories, and seeing the real photographs from the times was so moving. Don't return this movie without watching the bonus material!........I see there are quite a few more books and audios about Schindler available at our library. I believe I will spend some time in the next year or so immersing myself in this subject. With all the wars still happening around the world at this time, and particularly the Syrian refugee crisis, I feel it is important to remember the words of the survivors at the end of the shoah interviews.....'Don't hate, it is an evil thing, we must all learn to accept one another, and live with one another.' Get along with your neighbours,' and 'Everyone has something to offer.'

carolyndaro Jul 26, 2015

side b of dvd does not work

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Jan 24, 2018

Itzhak Stern: It's Hebrew, it's from the Talmud. It says, "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire."

aaa5756 Feb 05, 2014

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."- George Orwell

aaa5756 Feb 05, 2014

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 Feb 05, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

May 21, 2013

"... I... Pardon, you..."

Sep 15, 2011

Itzhak Stern: There will be generations because of what you did.

Mar 06, 2010

Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don't.
-Oskar Shindler


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Sep 15, 2011

Sexual Content: Some nudity.

Sep 15, 2011

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