Example sentences for: oskar

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  • Indeed, in the book Schindler's List, there are two persons named Schindler: Oskar Schindler, the protagonist, who was a Catholic Sudetendeutscher (ethnic German from Bohemia or Moravia); and a Brigadier Schindler, an official with the Wehrmacht procurement office in Berlin (who one presumes was not Jewish).

  • In the toy-store scene, for instance, Oskar says of a neighbor who also took part in the great national pogrom, though he wasn't in that particular store: "Meyn was not there," he says, "just as the ones who were there were not somewhere else"--a swipe at all the Germans who claimed not to have been around whenever Nazi crimes took place.

  • The novel tells the story of Oskar Matzerath, who was born in 1928 in Danzig (as Grass himself was), a city on the border between Germany and Poland.

  • Oskar possesses an adult awareness from birth but develops a powerful revulsion against the petit-bourgeois society in which he finds himself, so at the age of 3 he decides to stop growing up.

  • Von Menzel’s Eisenwalzwerk (The Iron Foundry, 1875) is a striking portrayal of industrial labor, and Oskar Kokoschka’s painting, Pariser Platz (1926), recalls the bustle around the Brandenburg Gate during the twenties.

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