Acclaimed Australian author Thomas Keneally was visiting Beverly Hills, California, in 1981, when he met Polish Holocaust survivor Leopold Poldek Pfefferberg. Poldek wanted somebody to tell the story of Oskar Schindler, who accomplished the rescue of over 1,000 Polish Jews from the Nazis. Intrigued by Poldek's account, Keneally agreed to work with him. Together they located Holocaust survivors to interview, visited relevant sites in Poland, and documented Schindler's personal life. Their efforts resulted in Keneally's Man Booker Prize-winning novel, Schindler's List
, and an Oscar-winning film of the same name. Searching for Schindler will fascinate anyone interested in Holocaust history or in the research and writing process of a successful author.