Steven Spielberg has long been considered one of the best action-adventure/fantasy directors ever, but when the film “Schindler’s List” was released in 1993, Spielberg’s title was changed to one of the best dramatic film directors as well. “Schindler’s List” is the true story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), a member of the Nazi party and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. The film, shot entirely in black and white, shows the brutality of war both on and off the battlefield.
“Schindler’s List” is a cinematic masterpiece with an amazing cast, including actors Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes and of course Liam Neeson, who make the film a true classic. The film received seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
This classic movie has been rereleased with a new digitally enhanced picture and all-new bonus materials. Some of the material featured on the DVD is a mini documentary entitled “Voices from the List,” which contains interviews with Holocaust survivors, information about the cast and filmmakers, a biography of Oskar Schindler, and The SHOAH Foundation story with Steven Spielberg.
The SHOAH Foundation has managed to document over 52,000 survivor and witness testimonies from 56 countries in 32 different languages. The Foundation wants to keep the memory of these crimes alive through the stories of the people who experienced them to ensure that an event like the Holocaust never happens again.
If you are interested in learning more about the Holocaust, West Chester University offers undergraduate and graduate courses in Genocide and Holocaust studies. This center is located in Philips Memorial Hall. The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies along with films like “Schindler’s List,” will help to keep people of all ages informed about past horrors to ensure that they will never be repeated in the future.