Surviving the Holocaust: A Reflection on Schindler’s List.

Schindler’s List is a movie that needs no introduction. It is a cinematic masterpiece that tells the heart-wrenching story of the Holocaust and the heroism of one man who saved the lives of more than a thousand Jews. The movie is a masterpiece in every sense of the word – from the direction to the cinematography, from the performances to the script, everything about Schindler’s List is perfect.

The movie tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who initially saw the Jews only as a source of cheap labor. However, as he witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust firsthand, he realized the true nature of the Nazi regime and began to do everything in his power to save as many Jews as possible. Schindler’s List is a movie that will make you laugh, cry, and leave you with a deep sense of appreciation for the power of the human spirit.

The performances in the movie are simply outstanding. Liam Neeson, who plays Oskar Schindler, delivers a performance that is both subtle and powerful. He perfectly captures the character’s transformation from a selfish businessman to a selfless hero. The supporting cast is equally impressive, especially Ralph Fiennes, who plays the sadistic SS officer Amon Goeth. Fiennes’ performance is so chilling that it will leave you with nightmares for days.

Schindler’s List is a movie that not only tells the story of the Holocaust but also teaches us some valuable lessons about life. The movie shows us that even in the darkest of times, there are still people who are willing to risk everything to help others. It teaches us that we should never forget the atrocities that were committed during the Holocaust and that we should do everything in our power to prevent such horrors from happening again.


My Verdict

Schindler’s List is a movie that everyone should watch at least once in their life. It is a cinematic masterpiece that tells a story of heroism, humanity, and redemption. The movie is a testament to the power of the human spirit and serves as a reminder of the atrocities that can be committed when we lose sight of our humanity.


This post is a part of Blogchatter A2Z challenge 2023

28 thoughts on “Surviving the Holocaust: A Reflection on Schindler’s List.”

  1. Thank you for sharing such a powerful and thought-provoking reflection on Schindler’s List. As a wife and mom, it is important to remember the atrocities of the past and continue to educate ourselves and future generations about the importance of empathy, compassion, and standing up against injustice.

  2. I have read the book and watched the movie. The story of Oskar Schindler is very moving. It is so sad to know about the bad things that happened to the Jews during that time. I have to get a copy of the movie so I can rewatch it.

  3. Melissa Cushing

    I have not seen this heart wrenching film in years but it is a good one and a great reminder of the atrocities that happened to innocent humans. I am going to watch it this weekend… thanks for the reminder as this is a. beautiful film!

  4. I agree with you, at the appropriate age it’s a must see for everyone. The topic is heavy and the film is well done and touching.

  5. I’ve seen this film two times, once in school and once on my own at home, and I thought it was incredible. I’ve actually also been to Auschwitz before (both camps) and the experience was even more harrowing. Such an important part of our history that we should never forget.

  6. Thank you for a beautiful write-up on Shindler’s List. I must say I cannot watch this movie again. I am glad I saw it when it came out – but I have difficulty seeing anyone oppressed (I don’t think I slept the night after seeing this movie). I do not deny oppression is rampant even in today’s society. I do hope others who haven’t seen it are inspired by your article.

  7. Amazing suggestion to watch Schindler’s List, I completely agree that it’s is a movie that everyone should watch at least once in their life. Thank you for highlighting it!

  8. It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen this movie, thanks for reminding me about it. Your insights into the characters and the themes of the film are insightful and thought-provoking. I especially appreciated your emphasis on the importance of remembering the Holocaust and preventing such atrocities from happening again.

  9. Rhian Scammell

    I don’t actually think I’ve watched the movie the whole way through before. Although I know a bit about the movie, but not everything. I’m sure I’ll be watching at some point as it’s on every cult classics list x

  10. I agree that this movie was excellent and a must-watch. It’s funny because I’ve seen it several times and just now realized that it was Liam Neeson playing Schindler. I guess he was that good in that part.

  11. It’s been too long since I’ve seen this film honestly. I remember being very impressed by it but it’s definitely something to watch again now that I’m older.

  12. I’ve watched Schindler’s List twice and it moved me so much. The black and white effect makes it more poignant. A hard one to watch but so important to learn about the holocaust.

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