Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Power of List Writing(Schindler's List) by George Erkvania

A word after a word after a word is power”-Margaret Atwood. Everyday we wake up we make a list, list of the things that is important for us.

A list helps anybody to organize and plan their everyday lives. Lists help save time because we gather our thoughts in some kind of order.

Later, we realize that piece of paper with list of duties on it has undeniable power on one's particular day. Power of the list writing is what makes us more punctual, more reliable and successful.

However, the one particular list that I want to talk about in this post did not make people better, or made them more organized or reliable. This list saved hundred people’s lives.

“It saved 801 men from gas chambers-it’s incredibly moving piece of history”- Library co-curator Olwen Pryke said. The document was found in Library in Sydney.
Schindler’s list consists of thirteen pages of fragile, yellow paper, in which are typed the names and nationalities of 801 Jewish people. The list of Jewish names were put together in order being described as one of the most powerful documents of the 20th century.

Only a life lived for other is a life worthwhile” – Albert Einstein. Oscar Schindler is the man who could proudly say that his life was worthwhile.

“Schindler’s list is a story of the remarkable man, a card-carrying Nazi, who outwitted SS and Hitler to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other during the World War ll"( .

The list was typed on 18 April 1945, in closing years of the War.

“Whoever saves one life.. saves the world entire”- Power of the list written by Oscar Schindler saved 801 Jews. Today there are more than 8,000 descendents of the Schindler-Jews living in Europe, Israel and US.

References: The Holocaust; Crimes, Heroes and villains website. (2008-2010) Retrieved on April 16, 2009.


  1. Great post George. I really enjoyed your posts because it always provides a unique perspective to the way we should look at things. Schindler's list is a very powerful story that has impacted many people and if only we could take away the intended lessons from the story, we could learn so much from it. Good job!

  2. Thanks Andrew, i watched the movie couple times and it is def. spilberg's masterpiece.
    I'm glad that i could relate it to writing!!

  3. This is a very interesting post as I was unfamiliar with Schindlers List although had heard about it a lot. I agree that making a list can make your day more organized. Your voice came through in this and has made me look into more detail as to what the list is. Thanks!

  4. George, You have done it agian. Great post. Schindler's List portrayed a horrific moment in our World's history. What Oscar Schindler did was brave, courageous, and made for a great movie. You have really enlightened everyones historical perspectives in this project. You were, in my mind, the best associate on our team. Thank you.

  5. Duncan,Its all started with your great leadership bro !! thank you guys Daniel and Duncun , I am agree with you duncan Oskar schindler is remarkable man, and also Spilberg did such a great job of making that movie !!
    It was my pleasure working with you guys.
    Good luck in Finals!!

  6. You outdid yourself on this post, Mr. G. I'm glad you took the risk and went for it!