Schindler's List Questions and Answers

Schindler's List

The concept of taking a rock implies a sense of permanence, as previously alluded. There are many around the world who will take a rock or stone from a sacred place and keep it to represent...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2010, 7:31 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

Schindler's List

The little girl in the petticoat being highlighted in color both when the Ghetto was being liquidated and towards the end when the Final Solution was being embraced is a deliberate technique to...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2010, 8:24 pm (UTC)

3 educator answers

Schindler's List

The primary themes of Kenneally's novel are the triumph of good over evil and the change that one person can accomplish against seemingly insurmountable odds. One of the most famous lines of the...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2008, 12:20 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

Schindler's List takes place in and around Krakow, Poland. There are a few major locations in the film. The most important one is Oscar Schindler's factory. It's in the factory that Schindler comes...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2019, 10:54 pm (UTC)

3 educator answers

Schindler's List

The narrative in the film Schindler's List differs from the book in three ways: first, the film whittles down the scenes to the present and discards backstory; second, the film puts a priority on...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2019, 10:56 pm (UTC)

3 educator answers

Schindler's List

Though the movie Schindler's List is mostly shot in black and white, the girl in the red coat is a notable exception to the cinematography scheme. The red of her coat stands out against the black...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2020, 11:33 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

One could say that Schindler's moral journey involves gradually getting in touch with his basic humanity. As the film opens, he's just another wealthy German businessman, a loyal member of the Nazi...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2018, 7:28 am (UTC)

3 educator answers

Schindler's List

Schindler's List is a great work to explore when considering the human heart and its capacity for extremes. After all, the Holocaust brought out the worst tendencies that plague mankind, but such...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2018, 4:53 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

Schindler's List

The track name is "Immolation- With our Lives, We Give Life." Give Our Lives." I think this is the track to which you refer, and I think it is track number 3. It is the music heard when Schindler...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2009, 5:49 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

Oskar Schindler's story was not well-known after World War II (1939–1945). World War II, the largest and bloodiest conflict in history, usually overshadowed the noble efforts of determined...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2019, 10:49 pm (UTC)

4 educator answers

Schindler's List

Screenwriter Steven Zaillian’s script for Schindler’s List tracks very deliberately and skillfully the transformation of its protagonist from amoral war profiteer to determined rescuer of the...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2019, 9:35 pm (UTC)

3 educator answers

Schindler's List

This is fairly interesting to analyze. The Jewish people depicted in Schindler's List never quite lost their faith and sense of hope. Part of this might be due to the fact that they perceived...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2010, 10:18 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

Schindler's List

The original question had to be edited. I invite you to resubmit the questions featured separately. I think that there are specific instances in which Stern is shown to push Schindler into the...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2013, 2:01 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

Enotes writes that the author of "Schindler's List" actually does not make clear what motivated Oskar Schindler to undertake his heroic actions in saving his Jewish factory workers, but...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2008, 2:06 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

I think that Schindler's characterization becomes interesting precisely because he is not an overarching humanitarian. He does business with the Nazis and makes plenty of profit. Yet, it is...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2012, 9:53 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

The movie version of Schindler's List was directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1993. If you have any doubts about how good this movie is, consider the Academy awards it won: best picture,...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2016, 11:27 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

There is a reason that Goeth is called Schindler's "dark half brother." Keneally's point in constructing him in this manner is to show that there is a small demarcation between the nature of the...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2012, 12:48 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

Hitler spoke often about the need to prepare German youth for the "movement." Here is a quote from one of his speeches. Eventually, the Hitler Youth program was started, and the...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2008, 8:18 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

Schindler's List

Schindler needs Jewish investors to help him buy an enamelware factory, but as Jews are legally prohibited from owning businesses, Schindler cannot offer potential investors any financial return....

Latest answer posted March 7, 2019, 8:42 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

I think that, as a character, Schindler represents different elements of Kohlberg's stages of moral development. For example, I think that the start of the film represents some of Schindler's...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2011, 8:04 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

As a person who really lived, Oskar Schindler is portrayed with both static and dynamic aspects. As is true of most people, there are aspects of his personality that do not fundamentally change....

Latest answer posted May 24, 2019, 5:12 am (UTC)

2 educator answers

Schindler's List

I think that Oskar Schindler's view towards the Jewish people of the time was complex. At first, he cared about them as property. He cared that hiring more Jewish workers in his factory would...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2009, 10:50 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

Steven Spielberg is a master cinematic storyteller, and he did a remarkable job with Schindler’s List. In movies of this caliber, we often see symbols that we may not recognize for their symbolic...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2012, 9:51 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

Flashback, the interruption of the present to describe events from an earlier time, is used to give us valuable information about Schindler. It establishes the time, place, and tone for the novel....

Latest answer posted July 28, 2007, 9:53 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

In a conversation with Amon Goethe, Oskar Schindler defines "mercy" as power because mercy elevates a person in the eyes of the one to whom he/she is demonstrating mercy. He also very wisely uses a...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2007, 3:44 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

I think that evil is probably best represented through Goeth. The movie does an excellent job of being able to contrast the battle of wills between Schindler's side of seeking to indulge himself,...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2010, 8:25 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

One reason why this might be the case lies in the very essence of the list. The Jewish people we really get to know in the film are the ones that Schindler himself protects by getting them to work...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2010, 7:31 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

This is, of course, partly a matter of opinion, and your instructor may be looking for specific cultural values outlined in class or discussion, so keep that in mind. The book reflects a number...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2011, 4:36 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

The climax of Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally begins after Schindler, a factory owner and Nazi war profiteer, bears witness to the escalating violence and mass murders of Jewish individuals in...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2019, 10:24 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

Schindler's List

The fact that the screenwriter nor the author ever met Mr. Oskar Schindler or Amon Goeth is an important element in the story of what actually occurred during this part of history. The novel and...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2009, 6:29 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

The connection between Schlinder and Goeth can represent a relationship that highlights the critical themes of choice and action. When examining the Holocaust and the events that led to it, the...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2009, 7:39 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

Göth cannot kiss Helen because she is a Jew, and he is disgusted by (what he sees as) her racial impurity and inferiority to him. He is a sadistic, cruel man who is impervious to human feeling. He...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2020, 2:29 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

One of the most striking elements about the characterizations that Keneally renders is the idea that the war becomes the catalyst or canvass for the construction of human tendencies and identity to...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2012, 1:25 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

Another reason these films are not only successful but also of critical importance is because they explore the role of the bystander in the Holocaust. While many people were completely helpless to...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2009, 3:07 pm (UTC)

5 educator answers

Schindler's List

Schindler owned a large factory that was well respected by the Nazi hierarchy. Schindler had a list of workers, primarily Jews that he recruited in order to rescue them from their only other...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2008, 7:22 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

I love the end of the movie, when Oskar is so heart-broken that he was unable to save more people. The very end, when the real people who survived lay flowers on Oskar's grave, always makes me cry.

Latest answer posted May 19, 2008, 6:22 am (UTC)

2 educator answers

Schindler's List

In the "Author's Note" preceding his fictionalized biography of Oskar Schindler, the German businessman who ingratiated himself into the good graces of the German military hierarchy and who used...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2015, 12:11 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

Thomas Keneally's Schindler's List is a story set during the Holocaust which happened in World War II. Though the plight of the Jews at this time is generally known and understood by most of us, we...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2014, 8:21 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

Prior to Schindler's transformation, he viewed reality in terms of wealth. It was the paradigm through which he viewed all human interactions. It prevented him from understanding the reality of...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2015, 2:51 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

Regrettably, there is not much in way of moral development with Amon Goeth. I think that part of this is deliberate. It is essential that the film represents the Nazis with a lack of moral...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2011, 8:54 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

I agree that the book is difficult to read. The movie is a faithful representation, so your teacher shouldn't mind if you rent and watch it. The book and the movie are about Oscar Schindler, who...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2008, 5:04 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

The historical background of the Holocaust drives Schindler's List. The Holocaust is where one sees the lack of humanity and the gracing presence of it. Schindler is able to make the amount of...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2013, 11:58 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

Both films use the natural elements, relationships of proximity between characters, class and rank distinctions between characters and mise en scene to explain human conscience and to show how...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2013, 10:25 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

I believe the party you are referring to happens in the opening scenes, as Oskar Schindler is trying to make friends with the SS in Poland so he can use them as business contacts. So he buys all...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2010, 2:30 am (UTC)

2 educator answers

Schindler's List

Try the link below for a start. I'm not sure you'll find a complete list of characters as there are so many, but this list includes the characters who are perhaps the most significant.Good luck!

Latest answer posted April 23, 2008, 5:02 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

Here are a few websites. http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=mn0041861&arp=1...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2007, 4:09 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

Amon Goeth does not show much in the way of moral development at all in the film Schindler’s List. He is out to make money by bribing the factory owners who use his prisoners for labor. He kills...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2012, 10:17 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

Amon Goeth is a psychopathic character who has a deep hatred of the Jews or anyone else that does not fit into his twisted world view. While certainly the Nazi program allows him to fully realize...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2007, 3:22 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Schindler's List

What this book does effectively is to really force us to ask and question the nature of a "hero" - #3 has made a number of very valid points to show that Schindler was just another frail and sinful...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2010, 4:27 am (UTC)

3 educator answers

Schindler's List

Evil feelings? To answer that, we'd have to define that term. What is an evil feeling? I'm serious—this is a crucial part of answering this question, and the answer is not obvious. Anger, hatred,...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2007, 9:21 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Showing 1-50 of 55