Critics' Corner

Rita Kempley - Style section, "Steven Spielberg ... has let the material speak for itself. The result is less than heart-rending."

Desson Howe - Weekend section, "This often-stunning work puts the Holocaust into bracing perspective."


The Post wrote stories about the film's opening in Germany, Schindler's wife, Emilie, and Steven Spielberg.

The Post's Richard Cohen wrote a column about the film, which won seven Oscars in 1994.


Oscar wins for Best Picture; Director; Adapted Screenplay; Editing; Original Score; Art Direction; and Cinematography


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'Schindler's List'

Scene from this movie The movie, based on the novelized biography by Thomas Keneally, tells the real-life story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), a devil-may-care Nazi industrialist who yanked Polish Jews from the death machine to work in his enamelware factory in occupied Krakow. It was obvious to all that to be on Schindler's list was the difference between life and death.

When the Nazis' Final Solution led to the closure of the Plaszow forced-labor camp in Krakow and its sub-camps, Schindler was obliged to relocate his factory to the safer Brinnlitz, on the Polish-Czechoslovakian border. By now sensitized to the horrors of the Holocaust, Schindler claimed to need more than 1,100 Jews for his new munitions plant. He saved children by telling the Nazis only the young ones' little hands could fit inside armament shells. -- Desson Howe
Rated R


Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Liam Neeson; Ben Kingsley; Ralph Fiennes; Caroline Goodall; Jonathan Sagalle; Embeth Davidtz; Malgoscha Gebel; Shmulik Levy
Running Time: 3 hour, 14 minutes
Filmographies: Liam Neeson; Ralph Fiennes;
Ben Kingsley