Compare And Contrast Schindler's List

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During this week, we watched Schindler's List in class and read the book Night by Elie Wiesel at the same time. While watching Schindler's List I noticed it was focused on the Nazi officials point of view, while the book Night was all in the eyes of a Jew. It was interesting to see the similarities and differences from the book and movie. Although, it wasn't the same exact story with the same people we see the same aspects in both the movie and book. Starting off the similarities, the description on having to wear a star on the Jews arms, moving to assigned houses, and having their luggage thrown out and sorted were perfectly matched between the movie and the book. One small difference I noticed was that in the book Night the author Eliezer mentioned that all the Jews were still allowed to bring a small pack on their back. This was not shown in the movie. Schindler's List shocked me more during times, because there was more killing of the Jews. However, reading the Night gave me a better sense of …show more content…
You can also see a similar scene in Schindler's List as well, in which German officials disposed of all the Jews valuables and made them move out of their houses. A similarity from the Night and Schindler's List is that many Jews died during the process of moving out for disobeying the officers. Also, both in Night and Schindler's List, Jews were sent to “ghettos” which were in Sighet (Night) and Krakow (Schindler's List). In the “ghettos” the Jews had many restrictions including blocking off windows that faced a certain way, not allowed to leave their houses by a certain time, and many other rules. However some differences between the movie and book is that in Night, Eliezer mentions that he was not called by his name anymore but was called by his number (A-7713), but in Schindler's List the officials still call the Jews by their

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