The Road to Rescue: The Untold Story of Schindler's List

The Road to Rescue The Untold Story of Schindler s List Don t thank me for your survival thank your valiant Stern and Pemper who stared death in the face constantly Oskar Schindler in a speech to his released Jewish workers in May Steven Spielberg s

  • Title: The Road to Rescue: The Untold Story of Schindler's List
  • Author: Mietek Pemper Viktoria Hertling Marie Elisabeth Müller
  • ISBN: 9781590512869
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Don t thank me for your survival, thank your valiant Stern and Pemper, who stared death in the face constantly Oskar Schindler in a speech to his released Jewish workers in May 1945.Steven Spielberg s Oscar winning film Schindler s List popularized the true story of a German businessman who manipulated his Nazi connections and spent his personal fortune to save some 1,2 Don t thank me for your survival, thank your valiant Stern and Pemper, who stared death in the face constantly Oskar Schindler in a speech to his released Jewish workers in May 1945.Steven Spielberg s Oscar winning film Schindler s List popularized the true story of a German businessman who manipulated his Nazi connections and spent his personal fortune to save some 1,200 Jewish prisoners from certain death during the Holocaust But few know that those lists were made possible by a secret strategy designed by a young Polish Jew at the P aszow concentration camp Mietek Pemper s compelling and moving memoir tells the true story of how Schindler s list really came to pass.Pemper was born in 1920 into a lively and cultivated Jewish family for whom everything changed in 1939 when the Germans invaded Poland Evicted from their home, they were forced into the Krakow ghetto and, later, into the nearby camp of P aszow where Pemper s knowledge of the German language was put to use by the sadistic camp commandant Amon Goth Forced to work as Goth s personal stenographer from March 1943 to September 1944 an exceptional job for a Jewish prisoner Pemper soon realized that he could use his position as the commandant s private secretary to familiarize himself with the inner workings of the Nazi bureaucracy and exploit the system to his fellow detainees advantage Once he gained access to classified documents, Pemper was able to pass on secret information for Schindler to compile his famous lists After the war, Pemper was the key witness of the prosecution in the 1946 trial against Goth and several other SS officers The Road to Rescue stands as a historically authentic testimony of one man s unparalleled courage, wit, defiance, and bittersweet victory over the Nazi regime.

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    1. Mietek Pemper Viktoria Hertling Marie Elisabeth Müller says:

      Mietek Pemper Viktoria Hertling Marie Elisabeth Müller Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Road to Rescue: The Untold Story of Schindler's List book, this is one of the most wanted Mietek Pemper Viktoria Hertling Marie Elisabeth Müller author readers around the world.

    2. I couldn't put this down. The book details the author's experience as a Polish Jew in the Plaszow concentration camp, forced to work as the personal stenographer for Amon Goth (Ralph Fiennes' character in the film Schindler's List, for reference). This position afforded him the opportunity to discover some of the inner workings of the SS, including the intended fate of the Plaszow camp and all its inmates. He used this to his advantage, subtly outwitting Goth on several occasions, and ultimately [...]

    3. Pemper was an apparently unassuming young Jew who made himself useful to Amon Goth, the head of the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp in Poland, in part because of his knowledge of the German language. As Goth's secretary, Pemper was ideally placed to translate meetings, to take dictation, and to look at secret documents. He knew when selections were going to take place, he knew how badly the war was going for the Germans toward the end, he knew the complete workings of the camp. And he knew [...]

    4. Took a little getting used to. In the end, I fell in love with Pemper. What a brave young man. I hope there are more men like him and Oskar Schindlre out there to prevent anything like this happening again. Maybe those in Africa in the deep countrysides never heard about the Holocaust? I don't expect everyone to see things my way, however, I feel that this knowledge could have helped a lot of people in other countries right now who are being opressed, imprisoned, murdered by their own people. It [...]

    5. Finish date is accurate. Start date probably December 1 or 2. Five stars because everyone should read this account of a preternaturally calm, fearless 22 year old who, as Oskar Schindler said "stared death in the face every day." Time after time I said to myself "I could not have done that. I do not have the nerves. I do not have the nerve."One more point. The Nazis are, in the popular imagination, a supernaturally efficient, disciplined, and organized killing machine. And yet Pemper's up close [...]

    6. I have had this on my to read list for a while. It has been a few years since I read the actual book titled Schlinder's List so I am having a hard time comparing the two books. I feel this book is very comprehensive and gives a very clear picture of what eventually led to Schlinder's List. I think it helps that Mietek was so involved in the day to day activities at Plaszow concentration camp, he has a easy time of remembering things, and he was asked to write down some of his experiences shortly [...]

    7. Mietek Pemper has written an extraordinary account of his life during the second world war in Krakow, Poland. He was part of the story of "Schindler's List", working as a secretary to the labor camp commandant, Amon Goth, and participating in ways large and small to preserve the lives of many of the inmates of the Plaszow concentration camp. His story is meticulously told, without hyperbole or emotion; Pemper here concentrates on factually accounting the events he lived through. This is not an a [...]

    8. Stumbled upon this book only because library did not have "Schindler's List" by Thomas Keneally. So glad I read this first because if Mietek Pemper had not been in his role as a Jewish prisoner, and lived to tell about it, there might not have been a Schindler's list. Any story or account of the holocaust is disturbing, but he told just enough --not too graphic-- to make his point. Pemper comes across to me as extremely courageous, compassionate, humble and intelligent, to name a few of his char [...]

    9. This was staggeringly good. It started slow, and seemed very dry, but as the author begins to relate the horrors he's seen, lived through, and tried to resist, the dry, matter of fact deliver simply makes the events starker and more real. He never sensationalizes, and he never makes people less complicated than they are. Pemper was chosen by Goth (the commandant of the Plaszow camp) to be his secretary, a position that was enormously dangerous, given Goth's tendency to kill any Jew at the drop o [...]

    10. Die Geschichte einer beispiellosen Rettungsaktion - erzählt von Mietek Pemper, der sie als einziger authentisch erzählen kann. Der Lagerhäftling Mietek Pemper hat die Entstehung von Schindlers Liste (Oskar Schindler) und die vielen Stationen , die zu ihr führten, entscheidend mitgestaltet. Mietek Pemper half Oskar Schindler im Jahre 1957, als letzterer wieder nach Deutschland zurückkam, hier einen Neuanfang zu beginnen, der aber ebenfalls scheiterte. Mietek Pemper lebte bis zu seinem Lebens [...]

    11. I learned some new information about the Holocaust from this book but the author jumped back and forth in time throughout the book, making it very difficult to follow the sequence of events. It was as if he just started writing without an outline of where he wanted to go. Also, the author also seems to make the assumption the reader is already familiar with the story of Schindler and his list. This book is a slow read and details are not provided about many important events (such as the emptying [...]

    12. Excellent, though fairly short, discussion of life inside a Krakow concentration camp during World War II. Pemper worked as a stenographer for the camp commandant and worked with Oskar Schindler of Schindler's List fame. It jumps around a bit in terms of time but that didn't bother me. He does not emphasize the horror of the camps, but rather the bravery of those who tried to save others. There is also an interesting discussion of his role in the war crimes trials after the war. Well worth readi [...]

    13. I was originally going to read Schindler's List until I found out it was fiction. I liked the way Pemper explained the true story of Schindler's list and compared it to some of the things in the film. He also briefly mentioned the criticisms of Schindler. Whatever his faults, Schindler was loved by those he saved.

    14. This is a completely worthwhile read for anyone interested specifically in Schindler's rescue efforts. It's not a traditional memoir; Mr. Pemper focuses intentionally on his role in the creation of Schindler's list. It is clear and concise and Mr. Pemper's story is a priceless contribution to the library.

    15. A memoir written by a Jewish man who survived the Holocost with the help of Oskar Schindler. Working in the commandant's office, he is privvy to many classified documents and gives Schindler names and help with the rescue effort. He was key in testifying against many of the SS men. Very intersting.

    16. Any book dealing with the Holocaust is very difficult to read, but this has one of the more uplifting endings of the ones that I've read. The author describes some unbelievably heartbreaking things, but he focuses on the few bits and pieces of humanity and dignity that he experienced. Incredible story, but the writing was too dry for me in some places.

    17. An interesting behind the scenes story of a Polish jew who worked as the assistant to the head of a concentration camp tied to Schindler. The storyline gets 4 stars but the some of the writing about timelines is choppy and is a bit confusing. Overall a very worthwhile book to read.

    18. Wspaniała książka pokazująca prawdziwą wersję wydarzeń, które stały się kanwą powieści Thomasa Kennelly'ego i filmu Stevena Spielberga. Pemper przekazał relację naocznego świadka, który poznał samego Schindlera.

    19. The memoir of Mietek Pemper, a Jewish young man who was forced to work in the office of a monstrous commandant, Amon Goth and through that contact, and contact with Oskar Schindler, saved many Jewish lives.

    20. My choice not to see the movie Schindler's list as I have trouble "letting go" of a powerful movie.I'm still affected by "Sophie's Choice." But I did want to read this story and powerful it is. The story of the man without whom Shindler would not have succeeded. Highly recommended.

    21. Such a clear, precise, and carefully honest recount of a person's Holocaust experience I have never before read. Everyone, ever, should read it.

    22. An amazing story of one man's courage and skill which helped save many Jews from the Nazis. If you are at all interested in Schindler's List then this is a must read.

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