Shindlers List

  1. I just saw this touching movie for the first time.
    Wow! I don't know what to say except I'm really just blown away right now.
  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    Rusty, I've never seen it because I know I would just fall apart viewing such atrocities. Same with Saving Private Ryan and the Passion. I just don't think I could watch them. I feel for the victims enough without being wrenched up inside watching such graphics.
    Maybe that's not why you're so blown away, sorry if I took this and ran MY way with it. Some films are such a mind-boggling, life-shaking experience. I prefer light entertainment rather than the heavy stuff.
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    Shook up is right! We had to turn it off a few times just to catch our breath, talk about it and gain some composure. We really didn't know what the movie was about. We had heard about it but didn't realize what we were getting into.
  5. by   dianah
    Yep, that's what I'm sayin'. Too much for me to process, emotionally. As I said, I ALREADY feel deeply for such victims, "man's inhumanity to man," etc. I'm not being trite about this AT ALL.
  6. by   Reabock
    Quote from dianah
    Yep, that's what I'm sayin'. Too much for me to process, emotionally. As I said, I ALREADY feel deeply for such victims, "man's inhumanity to man," etc. I'm not being trite about this AT ALL.
    Dinah, I'm with you, Its bad enough that these things had to happen, I don't need to see them on the big or even the little screen. Many folks are talking about seeing "The Passion" but the previews were too graphic for me. I wish that bad and evil things would never happen again, but as history shows , that is not to be. Even the news is horrific enough somedays!
  7. by   canoehead
    If you like Schindler's List you'll like The Pianist. Similar time period but deals with Jews who did not end up in concentration camps.
  8. by   Tweety
    I saw it was now on DVD and wish I had the strength to see it again. It's an awesome movie. Just awesome. Even more awesome because it's true.

    Agree with canoehead, The Pianist is a great movie as well.
  9. by   jnette
    Excellent movie.

    Even though we "hear" and/or read of the atrocities, for me personally, I must witness.."touch and feel" the events to gain a thourough understanding, or deeper "knowing" of what occured. For me, it leaves a more lasting impression, and always changes me.. for the better.

    I made it a point to visit some of the concentration camps growing up, touching the photos, remnants of unforms, the wooden bunks in the barracks, running my fingers over the wood and attempting to "feel" the thoughts and fears.. and the pain, of the occupents there.

    But it was the ovens that left the deepest, most lasting impression. One still standing, left in its original place...with a vase of flowers at entrance of the gaping open door... my thoughts and emotions were carried to the depths of darkness and back, my spirit filled with a "knowing beyond knowing". I was profoundly affected, but in a manner which I can only describe as "for the better".
    Last edit by jnette on Apr 4, '04
  10. by   aimeee
    Schindler's List is deeply moving. I have not visited Germany but while I was a student at the University of Iowa I viewed artist Mauricio Lasansky's Nazi Drawings and it was the most intense experience I have ever had with art.
  11. by   Gompers
    This came out when I was in high school, and they sent almost all the juniors and seniors to see it as a field trip. So the day I saw it, the huge theater was full of high school students, but for those three hours there was such silence as everyone watched with open mouths. Afterwards, many of the "cool" 16-year-old boys were wiping their eyes and it was again silent on the busride back to school. We just couldn't believe the horror of it all.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Unfortunately, I lost relatives during this time, but luckily have some very dear friends that were able to survive. There is a wonderful Holocost Museum in Michigan, as well as quite a few others all over the US and Europe. If you ever get a chance to stop and see one, it will be worth your visit..............
  13. by   Jay-Jay
    I had a Jewish history teacher in High School. He worked for Army Intelligence during WWII. They were the first to be shown footage of the liberation of on of the concentration camps (Bergen-Belsen). He said he couldn't eat for more than 24 hours afterwards.

    He made sure everone in his classes understood the full horror of what happened under the Nazis.
  14. by   jnette
    I am forever grateful to my Grampa (Opa) who in his foresight and wisdom sent my mother who was all of 19 off to Italy to continue her studies in her beloved music.

    In her youthful ignorance, she had fallen for "the uniform"... a tall, young SS Officer. Opa took one look at him as he showed up to court her one evening, and told him to never darken their doorway again with his presence... and promptly sent my protesting teenaged mother off to relatives in Milano.

    Much later, at the end of the war, my mother had returned to Vienna via France where she was held POW for many months by the French. She was taken captive during her obligatory war service to "the state" after Austria was incorporated into Hitler's Reich.

    It was at this time upon her return to her homeland she met another "uniform"... that of my father's... a young American Officer, who would take her as his bride and together would become my father and mother.